School Garden

The work that Rang a 3 (Ms Maher’s  and Ms Rooney’s) have done in the garden this year is beginning to bear fruit.

The early potatoes (in bags) are almost ready for harvest. The tomato plants have grown very tall and needed staking. They are gradually finding new homes ….. hopefully in the ground or very large pots, where they will thrive and produce many juicy red fruits. The beginnings of tiny courgettes have been seen, as the boys weed the vegetable bed… we anticipate cooking them in September. Rhubarb is picked periodically to allow new growth. It will be in the freezer for us to enjoy at a later date. Spicy mizuna leaves insist on re-appearing to enhance our lunchtime sandwiches and salads.
Our sensory garden is looking quite lush: We can touch, smell, see and taste mint, thyme, sage, lavender, chives, dogwood, fuschia and a recently re-discovered apple blossomClick here for more photos.

Olympic Medallist

It´s not every day we have an Olympic medallist(and his medal) visiting us here in St. Joseph´s so Mr. O´Flynn´s class were delighted to welcome John Tracey yesterday. They listened in wonder as he told of that summer´s evening long ago when he ran his first marathon against the best in the world in the Southern Californian sun and finished with a silver medal. John was also happy to sign the boys´ homework diaries! This week our own champions were in energetic action on Sports Day. You can see some photos here.