Archive for the ‘Easter Celebrations’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Easter 2017

Recycled materials were once again gathered and used to create amazing hats, fascinators and dickie bows.    Some classes invited parents to come in and help the children.  The atmosphere in the hall was electric with happy children everywhere.  Ms. Murphy and Ms. Whelan had visited the classes and picked the best recycled works of art.  They both announced the winners and presented prizes of chocolate Easter Bunnies.    Bhí áthas an domhain orainn (We were delighted.).

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PostHeaderIcon Happy Easter from 4th Class A5

Today, 7th April 2017, is the first day of our Easter holidays.  We have been so busy the last week!  On Tuesday we had a visit from the Sam Maguire Cup.  We made sure to wave our Dublin flags and banners proudly.  Later on in the week we took part in the Spring Clean as part of  Green Schools Award Programme.  We went out around the local area picking up litter and making the place look beautiful.  As well as that, we had our Easter Hat Competition.  We had great fun working on our hats and dickie bows and making them as creative as possible. We also enjoyed a trip to the GPO museum where we learned even more about the Easter Rising of 1916.

After all this, we deserve a break! Happy Easter everybody!

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The Sam Maguire Cup

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PostHeaderIcon G.P.O. Witness Tour (EX1 & A5) March 2017

Last Friday (31/3/17) the 4th classes of EX1 and A5 went on a History tour to the General Post Office. We completed the Witness Tour which has lots of artefacts, interesting facts, games and videos all about the Easter Rising of 1916!

First up we met our Tour Guide for the day. Her name was Ciara and she was full of interesting stories and facts! We asked her lots of questions throughout the day. We wore headsets so we could hear her speak.

We then got to watch a very interesting film all about the events of Easter 1916. We saw a monument dedicated to all the children killed during the Rising. Look at the pictures- each stone represents a child who lost their lives during that time. Their ages ranged from age 2 -15 years old.

We also looked at the uniforms of the rebels, and the outfits the men and women would have worn. Ciara told us that ladies who wore shawls back then were called ‘Shawlsies’!

We then played a game called ‘rumours’ which had interesting rumours that spread around the country and all over the world as communication in those days was a lot slower than today!

Thank you to Ms Donnellan and Mr O Brien for accompanying us on our History trip. It was great fun!