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PostHeaderIcon Read Aloud for World Book Day

Read Aloud 2018

March 2018

Bella-Rose, Dragos and Fletcher from First Class received certificates for showing off their great reading skills. Bella-Rose read ‘Where are the sunhats?’ to Room 11. Dragos read ‘The Magic Boots’ to Room 10, and Fletcher read ‘Roller Blades for Luke’ to Room 10 as well. Everyone enjoyed the stories and could tell that Bella Rose, Dragos and Fletcher have been working very hard.

PostHeaderIcon Ireland’s Newest Garda Station

We are delighted to announce that a new Garda Station has been opened in Gardiner Street Primary School. Our local Community Garda, Andrew, came to inspect the facilities and to give the young recruits some top tips on how to be a great garda. If you need to report a crime or require some help from our wonderful Gardai just pop down to Room 6 for the month of March.

A big thank you to Andrew for all his sage advice and to all our Garda friends who have given us some really great real-life Garda items. We’ll take good care of them. We’ll report back on our crime figures at the end of the month!

PostHeaderIcon Engineers Week at Marsh’s Library

On February 26th, Ms. Mc Donagh’s 4th class took part in an event to mark Engineers Week at Marsh’s Library. The children got to tackle ten different engineering stations in small teams leading through the library. They were challenged in construction, mechanisms, simple circuits and forces. They also tried to identify mystery objects to gain bonus points.

It was a really interesting and enjoyable day and we learned lots, both about engineering and the library itself. Did you know that an Irish engineer, John Philip Holland designed the first submarine?

Check out the slideshow to see some of the challenges that the children faced.