National Film Award

LAKYLE National School in Whitegate has won an an award for their film on the centenary of their school last year. A section of their documentary on the 100 year history of the school has won the category news award at the National FÍS Film Festival, which took place on Wednesday November 3 at the Helix in Dublin City University. The 40 pupils from the school and their teachers attended at the event.

PE with Rody

PE classes with Rody have started again in Lakyle every Monday for this term. There are a lot of different people who come with Rody to help out. First its the turn of the Junior room from 1-2, then the Senior room from 2-3. We do a huge range of sport activities such as rugby, basketball, soccer, hockey, Olympic handball. We really enjoy the activities. We even enjoyed it when Rody came in a Tipp jersey!

Cross country !Running!

Lakyle N.S pupils are being trained in cross-country running by Graham Patterson, that’s Eoin’s dad. Each Friday Graham trains the children from first class up to sixth using our own field and the GAA field. We do marathons, sprints and pass the torch. It’s great fun and exciting and we love going up every Friday to train. We really appreciate it Graham!
By Danny

Book Launch

The Whitegate community and especially past pupils of Lakyle N.S. had been looking forward eagerly to Alfie O’Brien’s book on the history of the school and they turned out in very big numbers to greet its publication on Saturday 7th November. The function room of the hotel in Mountshannon was decked out in the red and black club colours for the occasion and Nana Ryan had done a great job with the flowers.

Interactive whiteboards!!!

We are proud to announce the arrival of our two interactive white boards. One was put into Ms O Malley’s room and the other in Ms Flanagan’s room. We hope to be getting another in the near future for Ms Murphy’s room. It will help us with our learning because it is interactive. We will be using them to cover all our subjects. You can also do something like a word search.