24th June 2021 – The sun shone on over 140 students from St Joseph’s NS, Hacketstown for a week of exciting fun activities to celebrate wellbeing week. It has been a year with a difference and the memories created during the fun filled week will last forever.
The week started with an art class provided by Rose from Tribal Art Studio. Every student had their own canvas and easel and created some fantastic pieces of art under the instruction of Rose. This was followed by outdoor fitness fun with Louise and to finish off a great day there was sausage and chip for everyone.
“We wanted to do something for the students to take their mind away from pods, bubbles and covid 19. The staff are amazing and pulled together the best week every for every student in the school. The excitement, fun and happy faces made the whole week and we were delighted to create these memories for everyone.” Commented Doireann Hester, Principal.
Day two saw 5th and 6th class students take a trip up Hacketstown’s beautiful Eagle Hill, while the younger classes paid a visit to the Biodiversity Garden Hacketstown. The sun was shining and there was happy faces all round.
The following day there was great excitement as the reptile zoo arrived to St Joseph’s and the children were a mixture of excited and nervous. Their faces said it all! This was followed by fitness with Louise which was a huge hit with all of the children.
Day four of Wellbeing week and students were treated to an African drumming class. This was brilliant. Check out the school facebook page to see the final result as music was created. Students were delighted when Rockfield Ice Cream rocked up to the school in the afternoon. A lovely refreshing homemade ice cream prepared by Gary after a basketball blitz.
Friday morning couldn’t have been better as 3rd class performed an energetic, enthusiastic dance for the whole school. It’s all the kids could talk about as they prepared to showcase their moves. Spotlight eat your heart out – St Joseph’s NS, Hacketstown have some pretty nifty dance moves! Sports day was held in the afternoon and there was fierce competition as the 6th class students raced across bales in a bid to be crowned champ.
During the week all students wore their favourite jersey and brought €2 each to school for a local charity. Also 3rd and 4th class documented their experience during the past year and created a beautiful memorable booklet. Each student wrote up and typed out their own personal story, accompanied by fabulous illustrations.
There is no doubt the students of St Joseph’s NS, Hacketstown will leave school for the summer holidays on a high.