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In our school 5th and 6th classes are making their confirmation on the 13th of March. They are making their confirmation in Glencastle Church. Shraigh and Glencastle schools will also be making it with us. The bishop will be visiting our school in preparation and he will be confirming us on the day. I am really looking forward to being confirmed.

Swimming Lessons

Barnatra National School swimming lessons has started in The Broadhaven Bay Hotel. We will leave the school at 10.45 a.m. and return at 12.30p.m. every Wednesday. The lessons are on for an hour. There are three classes: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Our New Library

Our new library is next to Mrs. Collins room. The colour of the walls is cream. There are lots of bookshelves and we have ordered new seating. There is a computer for the students and teachers. There is a mat on the floor, a side lamp, a small table, a map of the European Union, one radiator and shelves.


At Halloween all the pupils in Barnatra National School dressed up. We played spooky games and had lots of fun. We ate brack and apple and went dunking.
The senior boys and girls decided to write and dramatise a Halloween play. The boys dramatised a horror and the girls dramatised a discussion based on the budget. We each acted out a politician's part, I was Brian Cowen, Sharon was Mary Harney, Melissa was a junior minister, and Rebecca was an old-age pensioner. It was very realistic but funny play and I really enjoyed taking part in it.
Afterwards we went swimming in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel.

The Big Sing

On Novembver 27th 2008 we took part in the "Big Sing" in aid of Childline and The Special Olympics. We were trying to get into the Guinness book of records by singing in the biggest choir, ever. We had to sing for 5 minutes. It was a nice song. It was called "You Gotta Be". I think we did very well. Our teacher filled out all the forms and sent away the money we donated. It felt good to try to break the record and do something good for people at the same time.

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