Senior Room Class News

Cumann na mBunscol

The children in Taunagh N.S. took part in Cumann na mBunscol for the first time on Friday, 17th May. Our boys team worked really well together and our girls team won two of their matches and progressed to the semi-final. The semi-final went to extra time but it wasn’t our game. All the children are to be highly commended for the skill and enthusiasm they showed!

It’s all go in the Senior Room!

In Taunagh N.S., all the children work very hard on their handwriting and story writing skills. Congratulations to Clive Barlow in 4th class who came runner-up in the An Post Story Competition. He won a voucher for his efforts and €100 for the school. This is a wonderful achievement and recognises his presentation skills and the twist he put on the story of Michael Collins. We are one of three schools in Ireland who have had multiple winners in this national competition. In addition, the senior pupils took part in the Heritage 2030 Emoji Competition in conjunction with Sligo Education Centre. Sophie Swann and Ella K. Murray came first place in their categories for the emojis they designed to depict their understanding of our heritage. They won a €50 book voucher each and will go on to represent Sligo at regional level. Over the Easter holidays, seven pupils performed in the tin whistle band competition in Sligo Feis Ceoil and came in second place. We are very proud of all the children in our school and are delighted to celebrate the children’s achievements.

We have also been working with clay in art to create some beautiful pots.

Spring in the Senior Room

P.E. in the Senior Room

The pupils have been working on their GAA skills with Ross and developing their cycling skills with Ciaran from Crank and Cog.

Visual Arts

We had four winners in Sligo Feis Ceoil in the Art competition. We also made some beautiful Mother’s Day cards in Art and are currently weaving using cardboard looms and wool.


In Religion, we wrote prayers about friendship and made origami paper flower to go with them. Our work is currently on display in Taunagh Parish Church.


We have been working on the Living Things strand of the science curriculum, learning about plants and earthworms.

Cycling with Crank and Cog

The senior pupils are working on their cycling skills with Ciarán from Crang and Cog and having great fun too.

They are focusing on:

  • emergency braking
  • controlling their bicycle
  • indicating using their hand
  • the over the shoulder glance

Cycling Theory Workshop

The senior pupils completed their theory session with Ciarán from Crank and Cog and are looking forward to doing the practical sessions next. They learned about the four checks to do before cycling and the importance of being aware of other road users.

  1. Bike Check
  2. Helmet Check
  3. Clothes Check
  4. Weather Check

The seniors then made posters for homework based on the cycling workshop: