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Our School Anthem

Written in keeping with our motto, ‘Ar Aghaidh le Chéile – Moving Forward Together’, our anthem has been composed by the children of our school. You can click on the link to our school YouTube Channel below and sing along with our 1st edit of ‘Ar Aghaidh le Chéile’ at any time and anywhere!

Once ready, we will professionally record the school community performing ‘Ar Aghaidh le Chéile’ and make our production available across a variety of media. Keep an eye out for future edits of our anthem on our school socials as they happen!

Share the creativity and, Ar Aghaidh le Chéile!

Creative Schools Week Art Competition

The children based their projects on many different forms of art including painting, drawing, sculpture, gardening, installation, literature, knitting, baking, junk art, architecture, lego, jewellery, film making and many more.

Each piece of art was original and creative and the children enjoyed admiring and appreciating each others work. We were blown away by the standard of the artwork and by the amount of talent and creativity which we have in our school!

Fruitcake

The children in 4th, 5th and 6th class were treated to this dark yet funny tale which involved a cookery demonstration!

We would like to give a massive thank you to Alice whose performance we thoroughly enjoyed! If you would like to see another of Alice’s shows please check out the poster above with details of her upcoming performance of Liv which is suitable for 13 year olds +.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to our wonderful 2nd Class pupils who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. They were blessed with fabulous weather for the big day!

Thanks to the staff and families for preparing them and to Fr. Tom for a beautiful ceremony. A special thanks to the parents of 1st Class & the Parents Association for organising and preparing the party back at school.

Well done to all involved!

Walterstown NS Garden Project

Ballymore Community Association, secretary Breda Carmody, are delighted to support and encourage our school in cultivating a positive and worthwhile attitude towards our school garden area. BCA promotes learning about sustainability, knowledge of wildlife in the garden environment and overall enjoyment of growing and harvesting.

Our School Anthem

Created in keeping with our motto, ‘Ar Aghaidh le Chéile – Moving Forward Together’, our anthem has been written by the children of our school.

This Creative Schools Week, we will amplify our efforts in rehearsing ‘Ar Aghaidh le Chéile’ across the entire school community.

Lyrics of our anthem have been posted to Seesaw with each child provided with a printed copy. You can click on the link to our school YouTube Channel below to view our lyric video. Please feel free to sing along at home.

We will publish the first edition of our anthem to our school YouTube channel once it is ready during Creative Schools Week. The finished production will be recorded professionally and made available across a variety of media.

Enjoy and, Ar Aghaidh le Chéile!

Creative Schools Initiative

Creative Schools supports schools to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. This initiative provides opportunities for children and young people to build their artistic and creative skills; to communicate, collaborate, stimulate their imaginations, be inventive and to harness their curiosity!

We have set up a student driven Creative Schools Advisory Group who play a central role in developing, implementing and evaluating the programme in our school. The Advisory Group have created a school mantra and made some origami hearts. The school mantra is “All forms of art are fun and cool, so let’s become a creative school!”

Each class in the school has done a handprint activity – to show what creative things are already going on in the school and what creative things they would like to see happening down the line.

The children have identified Creative Points of Interest in the school garden – places where they would like to see artistic things taking place!

Maev O’ Shea is our Creative Associate. Maev works in the Everyman Theatre and regularly visits our school and guides our creativity in new and exciting ways.

Creative Schools is allowing us to create new and enhance existing links with local artists in our community. It is giving our pupils opportunities to broaden their exposure to the arts and is also enhancing wellbeing and positive mental health in Walterstown NS.