Dear all,

I hope our pupils, you and your families are safe and well. I wanted to get in touch with you regarding a whole school project which is being organised and to check-in regarding the great work being done at home by our pupils.

School Work

With regards to school work, children were assigned enough activities going home on Thursday 12th March to keep them going up until March 30th. If needs be, this work can be extended by a further week and this will be communicated to you via text and or this website. There are also suggestions in my letter of 13th March regarding project work and other activities children can engage in.

Please don’t feel like you need to have your child sitting from 9 am – 2:40 or 1:40 every day. These are strange and challenging times, children are naturally going to be worried and stressed regarding all they see and hear going on around them.

If our pupils are engaging with school work for 1 – 2 hours per day, as well as reading for enjoyment, being active, playing, creating, enjoying family time etc. that is fantastic. There are many links available on our school website for further learning activities, websites and educational resources. Feel free to access these to complement the work your child took home from school.

I saw a post online from a colleague in Co. Roscommon, you may have seen it also, it sums up the situation very well;

 “Don’t worry about kids regressing in school. Every single child is in this boat and they all will be ok.  When we are back in the classroom, we will all meet them where they are.  Teachers are experts at this! “

Music video project 

Mrs. Carr is putting together a song with a positive message about social distancing, good hygiene and keeping safe and busy during these challenging times. Our Feis vocal group will be recording the song in their own homes and the various voices will be mixed together remotely to create a final song.

The entire school community is being invited to contribute to the video by submitting a photograph of a drawing or painting of something you have created or taken part in over the last few days.

Here are a few suggestions for what we are looking for:

  • Draw or paint a picture of you walking with your family, playing board games, playing music or singing etc.
  • Draw or paint a picture of you taking part in sport or developing new skills.
  • Take a photograph of something you have made out of Lego, something you have baked or cooked, something you have sewed or crocheted.
  • Take a photo of a poem you have written or fort you have built in the garden or the living room!

Children’s first names and age will be written along with the photo submitted of their creations. We are asking that children not be photographed, only their work.

Photographs can be sent to lurgyart@gmail.com

Kind regards,

Annraoi Cheevers