CBC was among a number of Cork schools invited to send a contingent of pupils to the city centre to view the royal visit this afternoon. Nine boys from the Prep School accompanied by about 100 secondary school boys and five teachers walked to the assembly point, Christ Church on the South Main Street, around midday. They were treated to sandwiches, fruit and bottled water before being led to a viewing point at the corner of the Grand Parade and the South Mall. A little later, they were moved to a better vantage point directly opposite the gate of the English Market. From there they had a great view of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as they entered the Market. After leaving the Market, the royal couple crossed the road and spoke to some of the onlookers. The Prep School boys were delighted that the Queen and the Duke exchanged a few words with them.
The annual Sports Day was held at CIT Sports Grounds this year as the Mardyke was not available. A great day was had by all. Sprints, three-legged, egg & spoon and novelty races were run off for all classes from 3rd to 6th. Meanwhile, back at the school, the younger boys had their Sports Day on the Astroturf.
Tommy Hyde of Sixth Class is a talented boxer. He brought some of his trophies to school this week, much to the delight of the Junior Infants Class.
Many of the boys who will start Junior Infants Class next August came along to CBC this morning to spend a couple of hours with Mrs Lowry. Their parents stayed in the classroom until the boys settled down, which did not take very long. Then there was a morning of fun with stories, games and a spell in the playground. They are all looking forward to coming back after the summer.