We were confirmed by Archbishop Michael Neary on the 17th of February in Roundfort church. We had a great day.
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We participated in the Claremorris Credit Union Quiz. We entered two teams, an A team and a B team. On the A team were Conor Lydon, Evan Flynn, Orlaith Heaney and Amy Hession. On the B team were Ellen O’Conor, Jamie Hession, Megan Commins and Clíona Mc Greal. There were ten rounds made up of six questions for both teams but team B got two extra rounds. Team B came joint third with a score of fifty two. We had to compete in a three question tie-breaker with Gaelscoil de Búrca. We got all three correct and came third. The teams that came second and first got fifty three and fifty four points. We really enjoyed the experience and were proud of our accomplishment.
The Credit Union visits our school twice a month. We have plastic savings cards with which we can lodge money into our accounts. Ciaran Sweeney and Miriam Duffy help us with our savings accounts.
Miriam first visited to tell us about the savings card. We give her our money and then she scans our card. When she is finished the total amount of money is written on the card. We can bring our cards to our local Credit Union and we can take our money off it.
This is the computer that scans our cards.
Every year we also enter the Credit Union art competition. We enter three different age groups. It is good fun and you can meet new people at the prize giving ceremony.
We make our confirmation next Tuesday. To prepare we went on retreat to Ballintubber Abbey. We learned about the history of the Abbey and got a tour of the grounds. We learned about Seán Na Sagart and saw his grave. We also went into a replica of an old Irish cottage. We had lots of fun. We drew pictures of ways we could use the fruits of the Holy Spirit. We also read stories from the bible. We discussed the ways in which Jesus had behaved in the stories and wrote about how he had behaved and why. We had a great day and made loads of new friends.