Tobar an Léinn is a small 6 teacher primary school located in the village of Raheen, Co. Laois, Ireland.
The pupils from 3rd to 6th are currently participating in a debating league. Each team consists of 4-5 pupils, and everyone is working really hard on their research and speeches in order to get to the next round. The standard has been incredibly high so far. Round 2 will start shortly, with the finals taking place in June. All of the children are growing in confidence and becoming very convincing public speakers. Keep it up and best of luck to everyone involved!
Tobar an Léinn had a very exciting Active Schools Week in April. Our committee were busy plotting what we should do before our Easter break. We have a lot of people to thank for giving up their time to help the children become more active for the week. Firstly, thanks to our special guest, laois Ladies Footballer and All Star Goalkeeper Caoimh Dollard who launched our week. We were all very excited to listen to Caoimh speak about her career as a soldier and how important sport is to her in keeping fit and staying healthy. A huge thanks to Neil and Colin from TMG Portlaoise for introducing the children to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Charlotte Delaney for her circuit training, our wonderful committee for setting up a brilliant obstacle course and finally to Loretta Kirwan for her yoga and mindfulness session to finish our week.
Check out all the pictures and news from the week here.
Active Schools Week