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22 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Traditional Irish Music performed at Skerries ETNS

Traditional Irish Music performed at Skerries ETNS

We were very fortunate to be visited by a group of musicians from Skerries on Friday last as part of the Skerries Traditional Music Festival 2018.  The musicians brought a terrific range of instruments (including a harp, uileann pipes, a banjo, a violin, a flute and a bodhran) and in addition to playing a medley of traditional music for the children, there was an opportunity for the audience to hear about the history of each instrument and how it is made.  The children certainly enjoyed it and there was plenty of clapping and stamping along with the music, which is always a good sign.

We’d like to say a big thank you to James O’Mahoney and the rest of the group for taking the time to come to the school and put on the performance for the children.

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21 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 11 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 11 update

Hi everyone,

We had another very successful day of running today, completing 394km and bringing us across the Turkish border and within striking distance of the capital Istanbul (or Constantinople for our older readers), which is a city that spans both Europe and Asia (I had to look that up to be certain about it).  But that is for tomorrow, as tonight we find ourselves in the city of Silivri, which is the location of the largest prison facility in Europe (so we’ll head off quickly in the morning).  Our total distance covered is now 3,760km and you can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/SJ1m5sy77tT2

Thanks for your support and we’ll be in touch again tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

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17 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 9 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 9 update

Hi everyone,

We had another excellent day of weather today which allowed us to add 349km to our total distance.  We are very close to the 3,000km barrier (2,990km is our current total) and we will certainly break through this tomorrow.  The children (and staff) are getting fitter and faster with their running and there are some classes who are managing to fit in more than 1km each day.

Today’s route has brought us into Serbia (and not Bosnia and Herzegovina as suggested yesterday, apologies) and we passed through the capital Belgrade before resting for the night in a small town called Lozovik (population 5,600).  You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/iRxy4RdSceC2 

All the best,

Conor

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15 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 7 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 7 update

Hi everyone,

We completed our longest distance so far today, with a total of 377km run, walked and jogged.  Some of the classes are beginning to run more than their 1km each day and this is making our total add up very quickly.  This distance brings us into Austria and we find ourselves in Graz.  You can follow our progress to date by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/mGei8sg2wUn

Thanks for all of your support and we’ll keep you all informed of our progress tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

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14 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 6 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 6 update

Hi everyone,

It was our first day back after the midterm break and any thoughts of children having lost their enthusiasm for the running programme were quickly put to rest by the senior infants classes who were straight out to the yard at 8:40am for their 1km run – well done to them all.  The other classes all followed suit and it was noticeable how the children were moving very easily and seem to have adapted to the 1km distance.

We added 295km to our overall total which brings us across another international border and on to the city of Munich in Bavaria, Germany (I hear it is very nice at this time of year).

You can follow our progress here:

https://goo.gl/maps/kUAhvmZfYzJ2

All the best,

Conor

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10 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Blue Nose Day update

Blue Nose Day update

Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to Blue Nose week.

We raised a grand total of €506, so thank you all very much.

These donations will go towards equipping the sensory room in Seolta.

We are very grateful for the generous response.

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04 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 5 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 5 update

Hi everyone,

We have added another 302km to our total distance covered in the first week of our marathon challenge.  This brings us to a total of 1,561km which is a fantastic achievement for all children (and staff) in the school.  On our virtual journey we have left France and crossed the border into Switzerland where we have reached Zurich.  You can see our route by taking a look at the map attached:

https://goo.gl/maps/uvyQdwSzok82

We’ll be taking a break from the challenge over the midterm but that’s no reason for everyone not to stay active so that we can pick up where we left off on May 14th.

Thanks again to everyone for all the support and enjoy the midterm break!

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03 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon – Day 4 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon – Day 4 update

Hi everyone,

Today we recorded our highest daily distance yet, covering 379km (some children are beginning to run/walk/jog more than 1km per day, which is terrific).  This brings us through Paris and out the other side towards the Swiss border, ending up in the pleasantly named town of Chaumont.

Check out the map by following the link:

https://goo.gl/maps/xa4mUqCLVEC2

Tomorrow is our last day before the midterm break so we’ll let you know if we reach Switzerland in our next update.

All the best,

Conor

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01 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 2 progress update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 2 progress update

Our second day of the running initiative clocked up another 270km towards our goal (despite the less that ideal weather) and we’ve collectively run/walked/jogged 578km which brings us to the centre of London.  The map can be found by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/ojwTDpZe7Tn

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01 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 1 progress update!

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 1 progress update!

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 1 progress update!

We started our marathon yesterday in brilliant sunshine and the children together with the staff completed 308km.  On our virtual journey to Vietnam, we have travelled from Skerries to Rosslare, Co Wexford, before starting to run again in Fishguard and finishing up in Bridgend, Wales.  A first step but a very important and enjoyable one!  We’ll keep you posted with more updates as we go along.

Check out the link to see how far we’ve travelled so far:https://goo.gl/maps/7myJ1RQPqis

Thanks for your support!

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