Fixing a Bike!

Fixing a Bike. Every day close on 30 boys cycle to Holy Family BNS. This is part of An Taisce’s marvellous “Cycle On Wednesday” or COW for short, initiative to promote Green transport. As an addition to this fantastic project Chiara Hanrahan and Ally Menary from An Taisce held a bicycle maintenance class in Holy Family BNS’s PE hall. It was just a brilliant success. The entire bicycle maintenance class fascinated the boys and now they know how to fix a puncture! The boys loved the lesson and would wish to thank Chiara, Ally and the Green School’s Committee for organising this excellent project. Click on above page link “Fixing a bike!” for more photos.

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing! Central Fisheries Board, CFB, Ireland have created an excellent project where retired teacher Joe Dunphy visits primary schools to discuss fishing and the importance of conservation of fish stock. Mr. Dunphy spoke to the sixth class pupils of Holy Family BNS for close on two hours last Wednesday in the school’s library. It was a marvellous talk, which the children enjoyed thoroughly as it was engaging, interesting and relevant. They especially enjoyed viewing all the various rods, reels, tackles, baits and stories of the one that got away! Further details of this project may be viewed at Check out the above “Gone Fishing” page link for more photos!

Green School Award

Holy Family BNS are delighted to be nominated for the Green School Award Shortlist 2010. This is a national award and it is just recognition for all the hard work that has gone into making Holy Family BNS a green school over the last fifteen years. The award winners will be announced at a function in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on the 11th of March. Also, close on 3ooo euro were raises at masses last Sunday in Askea for the Haiti Earthquake Fund. This was an incredible response and shows the fantastic generosity of the people of Askea. . Míle Buíochas!