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Farmer’s Market

As part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, 5th and 6th class were selling their handmade Christmas logs and gifts at the Farmer’s Market in Carrick-on-Suir today.  They did great business and only a small number of items were left.  They will return to the market next Friday the 14th from 10am to 2pm.

Any remaining craft stock will be sold in the school on the 18th of December.

Christmas Walk

The annual Christmas walk will take place around the block on Friday the 21st December at 9.30am.

Reminder

As part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, 5th and 6th class will be selling handmade Christmas logs and gifts at the Farmer’s Market in Carrick-on-Suir this Friday the 7th and 14th of December from 10am to 2pm. Get there early as I’m sure they’ll sell out!

Any remaining craft stock will be sold in the school on the 18th of December.

You’ll love our yule logs!

Lions Club Art

Congratulations to Alvin of 5th class who won the Lions Club Art competition.

Debate Success

On Friday Ballyneale’s debating team of Dylan, Hugo and Zach took on Faithlegg primary school.  Ballyneale proposed the motion that Ireland is not taking climate change seriously.  Both teams argued their motions strongly but it was Ballyneale’s team that won on the day.  Both schools had great fun playing a friendly game of soccer after the debate.

 

Ireland’s Own Short Story

Congratulations to Conor Bourke of 6th class who has been shortlisted for the Ireland’s Own Short Story competition.  Here is his entry.

The Midnight Train

There I was hiding all alone in my private space, the bitter cold attic. My heart was unhealthily pounding loud.  I was the only one present or so I thought.  I heard footsteps faint at first but then louder and more rapidly creeping closer to the attic.  ‘Please don’t check up here, please don’t take me’ I mumbled.  Soldiers stormed the house searching from room to room with their long knifed guns, medals pinned on their brown colored uniforms.  They were shouting, shouting something loudly in German.  I didn’t understand but I knew what was happening.  They were looking for me. All of a sudden the attic door swung open.  Closer and closer they came.  I couldn’t escape.  My heart was beating so loudly in my chest I felt they surely could hear it. 

No Messing Around

I froze.  My heart was thumping profusely.  This was it.  The light hit my face.  I looked up and put my hands up in the air.  I surrendered.  I was almost in tears.  I remembered the day the four other members of my family were captured.  I had managed to escape but not this time.  I was fighting for survival.  I walked outside resisting a little bit but there was no point.  I was outnumbered.  All of a sudden a rifle pointed to my back sticking into me like a pain in my side.  I was lined up with the other Jews.  It was 11:59pm.  I was getting put on the old dusty midnight train.

A TIGHT SQUEZE

Each carriage full to the brim of men, women and children.  No air, no light, no space, fear in everyone’s eyes.  The train chugged forward.  There was no escape.  I had no view of our surroundings.  No escape plan came.  We were crammed in a carriage like beans in a tin.  

FREEDOM NEVER FELT SO GOOD

Suddenly the train door burst open.  ‘GET OUT’ a soldier screamed at the top of his voice.  ‘Come on pigs, let’s move now, hurry up’ he roared.  This was my chance.  Now or never.  I jumped off the train and ran as fast as a cheetah chasing its prey.  I heard shots been fired in the background, men roaring and shouting.  But I ran and ran.  Eventually silence.  Darkness gave me the advantage.  I hide in the undergrowth.  Ready to plan the next stage of my escape.  I could see the steam from the midnight train in the far distance chugging nearer and nearer to its final destination, the Concentration Camp.

By Conor Bourke

Christmas Logs

As part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, 5th and 6th class will be selling handmade Christmas logs and gifts at the Farmer’s Market in Carrick-on-Suir on the 7th and 14th of December from 10am to 2pm. Get there early as I’m sure they’ll sell out!

You’ll love our yule logs!