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Walking Around Ireland

The children at Avoca N.S. have been very busy walking around Ireland. Last week they landed at Glenveagh  National Park in Co. Donegal. The totaldistance  walked to date is 420 km.

Football Blitz.

Well done to the boys from 5th and 6th classes who emerged as winners of the ‘B’ Final of the Blitz held in Ballinakill on Friday 23rd of February.  Well done to the following; Donnacha, Cormac, Josh, Jack Jake, Paddy, Kian,  Joe, Lee, Niall, Noel, Jack, Adam and Liam.  Many thanks to Ms Corcoran and Martin Kenny for their great work with this team.

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Walking Around Ireland.


This week we walked 24.5 km. This brings us as far as Killybegs.

We are still in Co. Donegal.

Killybegs is a famous fishing village.

 Killybegs is famous for its tapestries and carpets, some of which were produced on the world’s biggest carpet loom at the Donegal Carpet Factory. 

In total we have walked 519.1  km.



Avoca Active School.

Avoca N.S. are busy trying to earn their  first Active Flag. Have  a look at some of the activities that we have been taking part in throughout the year.


P.E. Plan- Avoca N.S.

Third and Fourth Class G.A.A Blitz

The 3rd and 4th class boys attended a G.A.A. Football Blitz in Wicklow earlier this month. The boys played superbly and won the Blitz outright. Well done to all of these boys, Cormac Moore, Josh Browne, Josh Byrne, Adam Earley, Kian Fluskey,  Paddy Harper, Lee Kenny, Donnacha Murphy, Jack Murphy, Roan O' Neill, Glen Power and Joe Sinnott. Thanks also to their mentors Ms Corocoran and Martin  Kenny for their support.


Playball at Avoca N.S.

This  year the Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes are participating in playball classes. This is part of our Active School programme. Playball is noted for helping children to develop their fine and gross motor skills. Here are some pictures of the children having fun and getting some exercise in this morning's playball session.


On Friday, 24th of November,the 5th class boys and girls set off to Ballinakill Centre of Excellence to participate in the Wicklow School's Blitz. They did themselves proud by winning four  out of five games and drawing level in the fifth one. Some of these wins were against teams from much larger schools. Well done to following players from 5th class; Cormac Moore, Donnacha Murphy, Joe Sinnott, Josh Browne, Paddy Harper,Kian Fluskey, Jack Murphy, Lee Kenny, Ava Doyle, Aimee Bolger, Fiona Daly, Róan O’Neill, Lauren Pender Barnes, Claire Fleming and Adam Earley.  Thanks to Ms Corcoran and Mr Kinsellafor taking the team to this competition. Particular thanks to Martin Kenny for coming along to  Ballinakill to help out with the team.