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Knitting For Charity

Ellen Rylands is a 5th class pupil here in Ms. Keane’s class. She is a talented knitter and during the Easter holidays she put her talent to good use.

Her aunt Laura is a lecturer at Maynooth University, in the Froebel Department (Primary School Teacher Training). They have been in partnership for the last 10 years with the Hope Foundation, under the Froebel Hope Teacher Education Partnership.

Her aunt does a huge amount of work with them and travels to India twice a year to bring and support Irish students who work alongside the Hope teachers in state primary schools in Kolkatta, India for up to 5 weeks in the summer.

From listening to Laura, Ellen would be familiar with the resources the children have and the conditions that they learn in. She decided to try and raise some money to help them.

She knit and decorated over 60 chicks that were each filled with a chocolate egg. She sold them to family, friends and neighbours for €2 each. In the majority of cases people were so impressed with her work they paid in excess of the price asked, she has raised over €220.  This is the equivalent of 17,858 rupees. A pack of pencil, eraser, copy and crayons would cost less than 100 rupees.

The money will be presented to the Froebel Hope Partnership this week.

Here’s a few pictures of her work!

 

Ellen recently finished a Pomeranian puppy in The Knitting and Crochet Club. Keep up the super knitting Ellen!

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhaineamar go léir taitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí Comórtas na bPostaer ar siúl agus bhí pictiúirí álainn ildaite timpeall na scoile

Bhí na rinceoirí ag damhsa sa halla. Bhí siad gléasta go hálainn

 

 

 

Coding Workshop

Some girls from Ms. Carney’s 4th class were delighted to attend a coding workshop in Hubspot today. The girls played a game called Moana and learned some basic coding skills. They also learned about the different parts of the computer and did a fun exercise designing a laptop. Some of the girls created some interesting apps and stickers for their laptops.

 

When we were finished each pupil received a certificate and a goody bag. A big thank you to Barbara McCarthy, a parent of one of our pupils, who organised the day for us.

 

Hopefully some of our pupils will become engineers in the future, and like the book we received today become “girls who code”

Snowy Scenes !

It’s hard to believe just how much snow we had around the school! Our caretaker Raz has worked tirelessly to make sure we could open this morning. We all had a great few days off playing in the snow but we’re delighted to back to our normal routine today.

Dr. Norah Patten

The girls from 3rd to 6th class were delighted to meet Dr. Norah Patten today. She’s from Ballina Co. Mayo and she’s training to be Ireland’s first woman in Space. She told the girls about her long fascination  with space travel and her long years of study and training. She showed us her space suit with a mission patch designed by primary school children from Mayo. She also showed us a number of videos of her training wearing a space suit and getting ready for the next steps in her great adventure. She has written a book called Planet Zebunar which should inspire and motivate the next generation of engineers, astronauts, scientists and innovators. She gave the girls a very important message “Reach for the stars:the sky is not the limit”

 

Choir News

Ms. Keating’s choir are busy rehearsing at the moment for the Córfheile in March and other upcoming performances. Check out their beautiful singing !

 

 

Knitting and Crochet Club News

The girls in the Knitting Club had a very successful first term. We very very busy and we were delighted with our Christmas display which was full of fabulous santas, wreaths, candy canes, angels and other seasonal delights!

Now that the weather has turned colder some of the girls are busy knitting colourful cowls

 

We are also busy knitting lots of cute creatures

During  this term lots of us are hoping to learn how to crochet

The Knitting and CrochetClub

The girls in the Knitting and Crochet Club meet every Thursday after school and this year the girls got off to a flying start. Our first project was a collaborative effort. Every girl in the club knit a piece of bunting in the school colours and we hung the finished product in the front hall.

We have also been very busy with lots of other projects. Here are some of the finished items

Sam Maguire!

We were delighted to welcome the  Sam Maguire trophy to our school this week for the third year in a row! Eoghan O’Gara and Dennis Bastick, two of Dublin’s star players, were very proud to show off their wonderful achievement. They spoke to us about their commitment and dedication.They told us about their training and fitness regime.The girls from the Active Flag Committee displayed our Active Flag and the Active Committee and the football team posed for photos with the trophy. We hope to see the Sam Maguire back here again in the future!

 

Up the Dubs !

We were delighted to have a blue day today in honour of the Dublin team playing in Croke Park on Sunday. We hope the boys in blue bring home  the Sam Maguire for the third time in a row. We’ve decorated our corridors and classrooms with flags and bunting. Come On You Boys in Blue !