Every Monday morning for the rest of the year, our class (4A) will walk (or crawl, depending on the tiredness!) to either of the local primary schools in Enniscorthy, St. Senan's or St. Aidan's. I myself go to St. Senan's.
As we arrived in the school on the first Monday morning, I was completely overwhelmed by the size of the school, it is massive! For me, I pictured a small national school, much like the one I attended, with a small amount of students. But I was far from right! St. Senan's is a massive school with around 700 pupils in attendance, far different than the 170 in my primary school!
After a short while of waiting, Mr. Kavanagh came and took our names and brought us to our assigned classes for the year. I was taken to a group of third class students and their teacher, Ms. O, Sullivan. As I walked into the classroom, I was completely terrified at the thought of a brand new task, of having to help with a group of loud, rowdy 10 year old kids. But, my worries were soon proven pointless as I walked into a room of really well-behaved children who sat with arms folded and lips closed! I don't ever remember me being that well behaved in class!
After Ms. O' Sullivan introduced herself and her class to us, she explained that on a Monday morning her class do maths and we were to help them with that. Over the next hour, I saw what felt like hundreds of sums, fractions, even probability! I really enjoyed helping the kids and it felt really satisfying to know you actually helped someone.
Although I was wary about going at the start of the morning, I thoroughly enjoyed myself helping the children figure out the maths and I am really looking forward to coming back every week!
Chloe Kavanagh, 4A