Exercising and educating both mind and body
Carbury School pupils participate in many activities. Some of these activities take place during the school day and other activities are extra curricular. All of these activities enrich the experience of each child who attends our school.
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- Edible Veggies
- Music to our Ears
- Sports Day
- Carol Service
- Spelling Bee
- School Tours
As part of our Science Curriculum, Carbury has set up their own vegetable patch. With every Spring, dawns a renewed vigor to sow seeds of a variety of crops and to watch them flourish. This affords the children a wonderful opportunity to investigate correct growing conditions, to monitor the time for growth and enjoy harvesting the crop. Many culinary delights were cooked up and enjoyed as a result. We are indebted to Andrew Davidson of "Quick Crop" , who supplied the raised beds and seeds for the school.
Music to our Ears
Each year the children benefit from the musical expertise of Heather (St. John's organist and music co-ordinator) and Collette (music teacher with the Sligo Academy of Music). Heather imparts a wealth of musical knowledge and comical tales in her lively music lessons. Her attention to detail and vast catalogue of songs ensures that every class engages in the true meaning of lyrical experience and has an array of songs to add to their repertoire.
Through learning to play the recorder with Collette, pupils have become proficient in sight reading music and also in creating their own compositions. In addition, the pupils are engaged in mini performances of well-known musicals during the Summer term and share their musical talents on visits to St. John's Nursing Home in the run up to Christmas.
Collette's enthuasism for music is shared with the children from Junior and Senior Infants, who participate in the KinderMusik Programme. The pupils explore a variety of percussion instruments and are introduced to the score sof some musicals.
Swimming classes begin the week after mid-term break in the first term. They take place on Friday mornings at the Sports Complex, Cleveragh. Availability of swimming pool space allows only for children from 3rd class upwards to participate. Qualified instructors are provided and the children are divided into one of three standards.
Bus Eireann provides the transport to and from the pool. Details are issued to parents at the beginning of each term including the cost for transport and the number of lessons per term.
The annual gala is an event which allows the children to compete against their school colleagues at their own level. It is always well attended by parents, grandparents and friends of Carbury whose cheers and encouragement is barely audible above the splashing and thrashing of water. David Griffith has added greatly to the atmosphere of the day by providing music and sound system.
The highlight of our gala is undoubtedly the relay race. Five teams, consisting of members of different abilities, compete for the glory of being the fastest team and the recipiemts gold medal.
Our annual Sports Day is eagerly anticipated once the first lawnmover has been heard. All children compete against their classmates in a series of healthy, competitive disciplines. We are greatly indebted to our generous neighbours, Sligo Grammar School, who allow us to avail of their facilities. Winners in each event are awarded with their medals on the day and perpetual plaques are awarded to the overall winning junior and senior boy and girl.
In the Summer term each year, sixth class pupils take part in C.P.R. training. They learn how to use an A.E.D., basic resuscitation and choking relief for adults. Everyone who takes part on the day, recieves a certificate accrediting their new skills. The school wishes to thank Lynn Feehily, Jackie Stewart and fellow instructors who give freely of their time to deliver this most worthwhile course. It's a skill we wish not to have to use but one which is vital to have.