On Tuesday 15th March we had our Lá Glas (Green Day) in school when our pupils ere encouraged to come to the school in green clothes to mark the feast of our patron saint, St Patrick. Our pupils performed a short concert for each other in our Assembly Hall between the breaks, to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. There was a variety of activities on show including, song, dance and traditional music, celebrating our Irish Language.
Tuesday also saw Proclamation Day celebrated across all schools in the country. Our ceremony took place at 1.30pm and Mr McCoy began by thanking our parents and friends of the school for coming along. On this, the centenary of the Easter Rising, we, the pupils and staff of Bellurgan N.S would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to our forefathers, the generations who came before us, who fought bravely and sacrificed themselves in pursuit of freedom and liberty for this beautiful country in which we live. As a mark of respect we held a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives. As part of our Centenary celebrations Rang 3 & 4 have been very busy recently with the help of their teacher Miss Murray, creating a new modern day version of the Proclamation. Here is a copy of our new school Proclamation.
Our ceremony concluded with our special guest, Peter Crawley our School Caretaker, raising the tricolour and when it was raised, our Instrumental Group, led by Miss McArdle, accompanied us all as we sang Amhran na bhFiann.