The pupils of Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire Ardee enjoyed great success in the Louth Local Authorities Christmas Decoration competition.
Each school was invited to send six decorations made from recycled materials.
The Ardee children were thrilled when their six entries were chosen as county winners.
Mary Murtagh, Environmental Officer with Louth County Council was very generous in her praise for the high calibre of the entries from Ardee.
The school winners were:
Wreath: First in county was Aisling Kane (2nd class) and Laura Maguire (5th class)
Tree Decoration: first in the county Millie Dardis.
Christmas Scene: first in the county was Ana Grimes (3rd class)
Crib: second in the county Laia Rose (2nd class) and Sophia Keogh (S.I.).
Christmas Scene: 3rd in the county Naoise Tighe Duff (4th class). Most Innovative: third in the county Kayleigh (3rd class) and Rebecca Donegan (J.I.).
Mrs Sweeney, school principal, commended all pupils in the school for the effort, imagination and the creativity they put into making the recycled decorations.
The school foyer resembled Santa’s grotto such was the number of decorations received this year.
The pupils of Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire are busy working towards their next green flag award.
The Christmas spirit was alive and well in Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire Ardee in the run up to Christmas when classes entertained the whole school community with a variety of Christmas plays over a two week period.
Second class charmed the audience with the story of Baboushka, based on the traditional folk tale of the Russian girl who hears the news of the birth of Jesus but at first refuses to listen. Taylor Watters was a delightful Baboushka and the Russian dances and songs were a joy to watch.
Fourthth Class under the direction of teacher Niamh Sweeney performed the upbeat, jazzy musical “Stable Manners” and the musical harmonies and splendid acting were of a very high standard with some enchanting solo performances by Ellen McEnaney, Iona McCreanor to name but a few. Mrs. Horan’s Junior Infants performed the traditional “Nativity” whilst Mrs. O’Malley’s Senior Infants did “Wriggly Nativity”.