In December, our Club Community Rugby Officer (CCRO), Tadhg Kelleher visited our school with the European Champions Cup and the Pro 14 Cup, both currently held by Leinster as reigning champions. There was great excitement as the children got to have their pictures taken with the cups. Thank you Tadhg for arranging the visit.
This year, we are working towards our fifth Green School Flag. The theme of this flag is biodiversity and looks at the ways in which we can increase awareness of the importance of our native plants, animals and habitats and how to increase species-richness in our locality. One of the initiatives we are taking part in, is the nationwide Great Plant Hunt with An Taisce where we study and investigate native plants, animals and their habitats. During November, classes got out and about the school to find out what plants and animals we have on our doorstep. These activities included investigating bug life in the school using pooters and identification keys, investigating and recording leaves, seeds and trees species using identification keys and i-Pads,
a school visit from Dale Treadwell about bees and butterflies and planting budleas and wild flowers with Dale Treadwell to attract bees and butterflies to our bug hotel in the spring. A big thank you to Ned for building us a fabulous Bug Motel for our school garden. Click on the link below to see our school photos that An Taisce used on their website. https://irelandestoyota.exposure.co/
During September and October this year, Shanganamore's Senior boys' and girls' Gaelic football teams battled it out against some tough competition in the Cumann na mBunscoil Competition. Their hard work and determination paid off with both teams reaching a final in O'Moore Park in Portlaoise on 24th October. Unfortunately, results did not go our way on the day but our players displayed great team spirit and determination. We are all very proud of our teams' achievements and the great manner in which they represented themselves. Huge congratulations to both teams. We would like to thank those who helped out in any way and also, thank you to all of our great supporters.