WRITING WORKSHOP: Children’s author Jackie Burke visited the school on Tuesday and spent time with 3rd and 4th classes. She was very impressed by our “budding” writers and also read from her books. Photos on school website www.ballylinannationalschool.com
CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL SKILLS: Footballers from 5th and 6th class travelled to Portlaoise last Friday to take part in trials to choose players who will play at the All Ireland Football finals and semi-finals in Croke Park later in the summer. This event attracts the elite of juvenile football in the county and we were well represented by Jane Bride, Shauna Kealy, Alison Walsh, Ryan Brady, Michéal Downey and Lochlann Kelleher. The Laois representatives for Croke Park have yet to be announced.
MID-TERM BREAK: The school closes tomorrow (Friday 29th) at the usual times and re-opens on Monday May 9th.
LIP SYNC: A reminder that tickets are now on sale for the big event to be held on Saturday May 7th.
PILATES: 8 week course commencing Tuesday May 10th @ 7pm in the Fitness Studio, Ballylinan. All welcome – from beginners to advanced. For further information contact Mary @ 086 3733327.