MarathonKids 2018

Fingal County Council launched the programme in our school today with International star David Gillick.  Over the course of 8 weeks fifth and  sixth class students  in schools in Fingal will run 25.2 miles during training sessions.  To complete the marathon distance of 26.2 miles, they will run the final mile together on the 14th of November in Morton Stadium Santry.

Below are some photos of the launch.

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Molaga’s Got Talent

Well done to all the participants, and of course the winners, of “St. Molaga’s Got Talent” – the most hotly anticipated show in the school calendar! We were all blown away by the range of talent on display – from singers to musicians, from dancers to magicians!.

Many thanks to our celebrity guest judges – last year’s winners, singers Michael and Muna – who took time out of their holidays to come and help adjudicate this year’s show! They even treated us to an impromptu performance in the interval between the show and the announcement of the winners!

As always, it proved very difficult to choose a winner. After much deliberation, the winners of the Junior talent show were announced to be:
3rd place – Iveta and Sadiya (Irish dancing accompanied by piano)
2nd place – Julia (who sang, accompanying herself on piano)
1st place – Ben (freestyle dance)
The winners of the Senior competition were:
3rd place – Jack, Grace, Ellie-May, Leah and Bethan (singing)
2nd place – Teegan (T.J)
1st place – “The Carnations”, Merk, Esther and Divine

Here are a few pictures of some of the winners and runners up, not to mention our hard-working backstage crew!

Active Week novelty activities

Well done to all the children of St Molaga’s who tried out a lot of new activities during Active Week. We had classes skiing down the grass in front of the school, we did skipping, we played tennis and we set up nets in the all-weather pitch and played badminton! Ms Ferguson even practiced her own skipping. Mind you she was a dab hand at it – probably because of all her dancing experience! 🙂 Well done Ms Ferguson!

Here is Ms Ferguson getting a bit of skipping practice in:

Check out this video of our “skiing”!!

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4th Class Gaelic Blitz

We had a brilliant Gaelic blitz in the all-weather behind St. Molaga’s on Wednesday of Active Week. Ten schools from the Balbriggan area took part and St Molaga’s entered four 4th class teams (approx 15 children from each class). We played 10 a side, with subs rolling on and off every 5 minutes. It was a great experience and gave us a good opportunity to put the Gaelic skills we have been learning with Larissa into practice. We also had a chance to try out some hurling! It was a brilliant day! We were active all day long except when we sat down to watch the skills show in the hall – but lots of us were performing in that as well!! The kids who didn’t want to do the blitz did class v class matches with children in the other 4th classes so we were all on the go! Hopefully we can have another blitz like this next year!
Here are some photos:

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