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28 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 16 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 16 update

Hi everyone,

We travelled another 395 km today in the great weather, which brings us to the city of Silopi (still in Turkey, although we are at the very south eastern corner of the country and will cross over into Iraq tomorrow).  Silopi is the main crossing point between Turkey and Iraq and we hope to get through the long queues at the border tomorrow.  The route we will take will miss out on Syria altogether as there are difficulties with getting access to roads in Syria on the Mapquest site we are using (which are nothing compared to the terrible difficulties for very many people living in Syria at the moment).

You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

http://mapq.st/2ISAADV

Thanks to everyone for their support at home and the effort being put in by the staff and children is really great to see.

All the best,

Conor

 

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

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 14 update

Hi everyone,

We added another 331km to our total today, bringing us over the 5,000km mark (5,028km in total).  Well done to everyone and we’re well on our way to our overall total of more than 13,000km.

We find ourselves in Adana, still in Turkey, which has a population of more than 1.7 million people (making it the 5th most populated city in Turkey).

You can follow our progress by clicking on the link below:

http://mapq.st/2s99nl2

We’ll update you on our progress again tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

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23 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 13 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 13 update

Hi everyone,

We continued our journey across Turkey today, travelling another 371km and reaching the town of Mucur.  This town has a population of just over 14,000 and is known as a centre for the production and sale of decorative rugs (both religious and non-religious).  We will try to bring a few back with us.  It is perhaps worth noting (and, depending on your perspective, also perhaps not) that we have been travelling for more than 800km in Turkey alone and we are still less than halfway across the country.

The children are certainly covering their daily distance with greater ease and strength than before and it is great to see their enthusiasm out there each day.  Some classes are timing their laps and have set ambitious targets for the pace at which they will try to cover their kilometres and we might publish some of these in the coming days.

You can follow our exact progress by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/rG3T89W4ZZ32

Huge thanks to all families who have returned their sponsorship cards, it is very much appreciated.  We will keep you updated with our progress again tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

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22 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 12 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 12 update

Hi everyone,

We said goodbye to Silivri today and travelled another 348km through Istanbul (which is not the capital of Turkey, as it was incorrectly mentioned to be here yesterday – apologies for that) and onwards to the city of Bolu (population 131,000).  This city is on the old highway between Istanbul and Ankara (the actual capital of Turkey) and there is a modern motorway which passes underneath the city to take today’s travellers through Bolu without having to stop.  We, however, have stopped here for the night and tomorrow we will head in the direction of Ankara.

You can follow our exact progress by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/arhKmkdpM6p

All the best,

Conor

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20 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 10 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 10 update

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delayed update on our progress from day 10 but we had a lovely stay in Lozovik, Serbia, and it’ll be time to move on soon.  On Friday we completed a record-setting 439km, bringing us across the border into Bulgaria, through the capital city Sofia and on to the city of Pazardzhik (population 71,000), which sits on the Maritsa river.  We have also now completed a terrific 4329km in total since leaving Skerries 10 days ago.

You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/Nb6wUWPtDdQ2

Thanks for your support (including many of the children and their families who have returned their sponsorship cards to the school) and we’ll update you again tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

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16 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 8 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 8 update

Hi everyone,

With the bright sunshine all day today we managed to complete another 305km, bringing our grand total to 2,641km.  The route we have taken has brought us over the Austrian border with Croatia, through Zagreb and onto a city called Nova Gradiska (population 14,229) which is near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.  You can follow our exact progress by clicking on the link:

https://goo.gl/maps/NmGrJR8Q6mN2

All the best,

Conor

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02 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 3 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 3 update

Hi everyone,

We have reached mainland Europe on our virtual journey, by crossing the English Channel at Dover and ending up in Amiens, France.  Today we completed 302km and the children seem to be really enjoying the trip so far.

Thanks again for your support and we’re not sure where we’ll end up tomorrow…

Here’s the updated map showing exactly where we are now:

https://goo.gl/maps/CS3Dut6yfso

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30 April 2018 ~ Comments Off on Parents Assembly

Parents Assembly

The next parent assembly is Friday 4th of May at 8.40am for junior infants to second class and at 10.30 am for 3rd to 6th class.  

Sixth class are having a bake sale after both assemblies also which we hope you can support. 

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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17 April 2018 ~ Comments Off on 2018-2019 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar

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19 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on PTA Fundraiser – Pub Quiz

PTA Fundraiser – Pub Quiz

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