We were delighted to receive the Cork County Council Safety Flag yesterday in a ceremony in The Vertigo Room on the 17th floor of the County Hall. Fifth Class have been working really hard over the past few months in order to reach this achievement. They have been on water safety training days and have taught all the younger students about water safety.
We were delighted to have a visit from the Fire Brigade this week. They set a chip pan on fire in the yard and showed us the scary effect water has on an oil fire. We learned that every house should have a fire blanket in the kitchen in case of emergencies!
This week was Active School Week in Scoil Chill Ruadhain and everyone had a great time! The activities included a skipathon, school walk, table tennis, basketball, circuits, cycling, dancing and many others. There was a big emphasis on cooperation and taking part, with older classes helping and teaching the younger children. Well done to everyone!
Today is #MindYourSelfie Day 2017. #MindYourSelfie is an initiative which aims to increase understanding about mental health and stamp out the stigma associated with mental health difficulties. We were delighted to take part again this year. For more information and advice regarding young people’s mental health visit www.walkinmyshoes.ie.
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We were delighted to support World Down Syndrome Awareness Day again this year. Speakers came to speak to the children about Down Syndrome and everyone wore brightly coloured odd socks!
A number of weeks ago, children from Sixth Class took part in a drama production together with a members of the Cope Foundation’s drama group. They spent the day getting to know each other, learning the script and rehearsing together. In the afternoon they put on a performance for the children in 3rd to 5th. The messages portrayed in the drama were simple yet powerful. We saw how words can both hurt and heal; how we can lift others up or bring them down; the lasting impact bullying and negative behaviour can make. All of the children, both actors and spectators, learned a lot from the experience. We would like to extend huge thanks to the Cope Foundation for giving us the opportunity to take part in Stop and Stare, and to help share the important message that all people should be treated the same way.