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Circus Projects – Fantastic Work

We have been working on our Circus Projects for the last two weeks.

We started presenting our projects today.  They are fantastic.

As part of our projects we had to complete a variety of tasks. Some were easy and some were hard. They included some of these:

  • made circus themed cakes, cookies and buns
  • built models of the circus
  • worked out the cost of keeping animals
  • made clothes for a teddy
  • compared the zoo to the circus
  • looked at the history of the circus
  • interviewed members of the circus
  • designed posters for the circus
  • created jingles
  • designed surveys
  • created modes of transport
  • compared the acts in the circus
  • investigated the most popular musical instruments in the circus
  • devised advertisements for circus acts
  • painted our faces
  • and lots more.

Many thanks to all the mammies for their help with the projects.

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1916 Celebrations

We had great fun taking part in the 1916 centenary celebrations that took place in our school and all around the country. We all helped write our very own class proclamation and also worked very hard on our 1916 projects which you can see below and were placed all around the school. We really enjoyed dressing up for the Proclamation Day which was held just before Easter. It was a great day and lots of fun!! IMG_7491 IMG_7492 IMG_7493 IMG_7494 IMG_7495 IMG_7496 IMG_7498 IMG_7497 IMG_7499 IMG_7500 IMG_7501IMG_7509 IMG_7510 IMG_7511 IMG_7512 IMG_7523 IMG_7524IMG_7537 IMG_7545 IMG_7547 IMG_7548 IMG_7551 IMG_7533

1916 – Presentation by Ms Coleman

Ms Coleman told us about her Grand Uncle who fought in 1916. His name was Tomás and he fought alongside Countess Markievicz in St. Stephen’s Green.  He survived the Easter Rising and was sent to prison in Frangoch in Wales, along with lots of other rebels after the Rising.

After the rising he studied to become a priest and he served for many years in England.

Ms Coleman showed us newspapers and magazines from 100 years ago. One of them carried a report about her Great Uncle. He and some of his fellow rebels commandeered a car for use as a barricade during the fighting.

We really enjoyed the presentation and looking at the artefacts.

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St Molaga’s Feast Day

Today is the St. Molaga’s Feast Day (January 20th). This is the story of St. Molaga.

A holy man named Molaga had been hunted out of Ireland by the Druids. He went to Scotland to find refuge and later to Minevia in Wales where the Welsh patron saint St. David lived. He stayed with St. David for a while and then decided to return to Ireland to do missionary work. St. David gave Molaga a bell when he was leaving Wales and St. Molaga brought this bell back to Ireland. Continue reading St Molaga’s Feast Day