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:

Active Week in my 3rd class

Active Week in St Molaga’s

On Monday, we did Dancing with Ms Ferguson
We did The Cha cha slide, Saturday night shake off and The Macarena.
Later on Monday I’m doing Basketball with Kelvin.
On Tuesday I’m doing the Obstacle Course.
On Wednesday I’m watching people doing the Gymnastics/ DANCE / SKILLS.
ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IM DOING WAKE UP AND SHAKE UP.
AND THERE IS MOLAGAS GOT TALENT FINAL AT 11.15 .

Michael. Third Class.

Junior and Senior Soccer Leagues and Match against teachers

During active week in St. Molaga’s we had our senior and junior soccer leagues. Well done to all teams for getting to their pitches quickly. We had sixteen teams in each league with eight matches using up all of the big astro and two other pitches. Thanks to the fifth class children who did a great job refereeing the junior matches all kitted out in referee’s jerseys which Ms Doyle brought in for us. Thanks to teachers and Michael who refereed the senior matches. Team 4 were overall winners of the senior league and team 8 won the junior league. These two teams played the teachers on Wednesday and despite our best efforts the teachers lost both matches.

Active Week

Hop, skip, jump and play… Let’s be active every day!!

Basketball, football, rounders, obstacle courses, orienteering, tennis, dodgeball, racing and even………. SKIING !! Yes you read that right, we even tried “grass skiing” in school during active week. It is a lot harder than it looks; trying to work with a friend to move our sleds in sync with one another to get from one area of the grass to the next. Some of us came up with great strategies to move in sync… There was a lot of “1,2,3 LEFT….. 1,2,3 RIGHT” to be heard amongst us all in the sunshine during active week 🙂

We really enjoyed all the activities and playing against our friends from the other 3rd classes as well. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. No excuses to not be out and getting our 60 minutes daily exercise in!!

Have a look at what we have been up to over the last week in school.

 

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