Family Fun Day
The Parents Council organised a great array of outdoor games and entertainment for the Ursuline Family Fun Day, held on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. It was decided that in the Year of the Family and the anticipated visit of Pope Francis in August it would be a nice idea for Ursuline families to get together for a fun occasion. There were bouncy castles as well as face painting, a hanging tough challenge, that proved to be very popular indeed, Go Cart racing and a tug of war. Ireland’s Fittest Family Winners, the Cummins Family, came along and participated in the novelty races, such as the sack race. There was ice cream to keep cool on what turned out to be a lovely sunny day. But that proved too conventional for some and instead they opted to be put in stocks and have wet sponges flung at them. There were plenty of young volunteers more than willing to soak their parents. The day was a huge success that wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of the Parents’ Council who had literally thought of everything. A huge thank you must also be extended to the TY and Fifth Year volunteers who came to school on their day off. They not only supervised the activities but participated whole heartedly in the fun and games.
The First Years travelled to Mallow on Wednesday, May 9 for the Munster Schools Camoge Blitz having qualified from the Tipperary Schools Blitz held in Thurles recently. They played well in their games against Coachford, Cashel and Colaiste na Piarsaigh, Glanmire. They won their game against Glanmire. They put up brave displays against Cashel and Coachford and had a great day representing the school on the pitch.
Cecilian Choir headed to Navan on Thursday, 10 May to participate in the 39th Navan Choral Festival. They have had a very successful year which began way back in September when they sang for Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, at the National Famine Commemoration in Ballingarry. Then in March they won the Post Primary Voice category of the Limerick Choral Festival for the second year running. The choir comprises of students from First Year to Sixth Year and the only requirement for joining is a desire to sing your heart out. Well done to the students and to their Choir Mistresses Ms McNally and Ms Butler.
The TYs travelled to Annacotty, Co. Limerick on May 10 to the Recipe4Success Cookery School. It was a great day out and the girls got the opportunity to learn lots of new culinary skills.