Monastery School hold a major spring-clean

Monastery National School, Ardee students celebrate with their Principal Mr Jim McGee, back centre, Ardee Tidy Town committee members Miriam Clarke, secretary and Brendan Matthews, chairman when they took a break from collecting some litter in the school field during the school's National Spring Clean Day
THE Monastery National School students in Ardee took part in a spring clean-up with members of Ardee Tidy Town committee. They collected litter in the school field during the school’s recent National Spring Clean Day.

THE Monastery National School students in Ardee took part in a spring clean-up with members of Ardee Tidy Town committee. They collected litter in the school field during the school’s recent National Spring Clean Day.

The school has been very active in the past couple of months. They began the spring with a very successful Seactain na Gaeilge. That included Mo Mo Theatre Productions performing for infants, First and Second classes.

The pupils really enjoyed the bi-lingual production of Beithíoch, Banríon agus Benní (The Beast, the Queen and Benny) and got involved with the actors. The play was written by local Tallanstown woman Gráinne Jordan (nee McAdam). who is now based in Dublin.

Then they had a Tráth na gCeist (quiz) between Fifth and Sixth class teams. There was a high standard of answers and two teams ended level on points. Bhí lá lán Ghaeilge ar fud na scoile an lá sin.

Sixth class had a Feis Ranga where pupils recited an Irish poem or sang an Irish song on their own.

They also had a Lá Gan Culaith Éadaí Scoile (non-uniform day). All the boys dressed up in an Irish theme outfit for the occasion.

The school also has its five-a-side soccer team in a Leinster Schools final in this month of May.