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ASD Classroom 2015/2016

Gort School Musical – Westside Story!!

What a wonderful week it has been for Gort Community School and their fantastic musical production of Westside Story. Huge congratulations to all involved! Here in our ASD classroom we are extra proud of our students Vanessa and Lauren. What a great pair…they sang and danced their hearts out, well done!


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Giddy up guys!

          It has been all go this term up in our ASD classroom! One of our adventures brought us out of the classroom and into the stables where four of our senior students did horse riding lessons at Carrick Fergus Equestrian Centre in Co. Clare. Everyone was a little nervous on our first trip but all those fears melted away once we were introduced to our fabulous ponies! Next stop the Galway Races 2016!

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Swimming for Gold:

Swimming has become a weekly favourite for all our students. Indeed, one student trains extra hard outside of school and look how it paid off! What a wonderful term for our 2nd year student, Kevin O’ Halloran, who competed in the Special Olympics Regional Finals in Sligo. Kevin swam his way to gold and will now go on to compete in the Connacht Finals, next year.

We are very proud of Kevin and we have no doubt he will do fantastic next year.

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Bowling Bliss for Winter Blues:

So the ASD classroom has decided to trade the horses for bowling for the winter months. With the weather we are promised an inside activity is much cosier! Bowling has become our new social outing that Emma, Kevin, Vanessa, Lauren and Anthony thoroughly enjoy.

On one occassion we were joined by Ms. Neylon and her LCA2 students, who made the day extra fun with strong rivalry between the two teams!

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Baubles all the way!

So this Christmas we decided to get crafty and creative with Christmas baubles! As a festive ASD class activity we made magnificent Christmas wreaths from just a clothes hanger and baubles. Two of which we had the honour of presenting to Mr. Corry and Ms. Talbot as a token of our appreciation.