Friday June 10th saw another year of our annual Poetry Reading in St. Gabriel’s. The children from 1st to 6th Class came together to share some poetry that they had written themselves and to read aloud some poems by famous poets that they have enjoyed themselves. We heard some limericks, acrostic poems, group poems and some really moving pieces in particular from the pupils of 6th Class who had attended a writing workshop with Dermot Bolger, Irish novelist, playwright and poet. A really enjoyable morning was had by everyone present. Watch out for some of these poets in the future!
Everyone in St. Gabriel’s was very disappointed when we had to postpone our Sports Day in May due to bad weather but luckily we ended up having an even better day on June 2nd! The day was warm and sunny from first thing in the morning and couldn’t have been any more perfect for the day we had planned. Every class from Junior Infants to 6th had a fun and busy day taking part in many different activities and we even had one or two medals to present. Well done to everyone who took part and showed great sportsmanship throughout the day, and thank you to the many parents who came and showed their support and played their part too.
May has seen the children of St. Gabriel’s focus on Paint and Color in Visual Arts. The children of Ms. Fahey’s class have been busy all year creating individual and imaginative pieces of art and this month they made some Minecraft selfies. We used lots of different coloured paper squares to make our self portraits look like characters from the game. (You might have guessed that a lot of our class are big fans of Minecraft!)
Thursday the 12th of May saw the return of the M & M Players theatre group to St. Gabriel’s. This year’s production was based on the classic novel The Railway Children by E. Nesbit and it brought to life the story of a family and the Yorkshire railways in the early 20th century. The bright sets and colourful costumes added to the drama and the show was greatly enjoyed by the children from Junior Infants to 6th Class. The children of 5th and 6th class were lucky enough to enjoy a theatre workshop with the cast after the show had ended.