CONGRATULATIONS TO CAITRIONA SOARES WHO HAS HAD HER POEM I’M NOT FREE SHORTLISTED AT THE STROKESTOWN POETRY FESTIVAL SCHOOLS COMPETITION . GOOD LUCK TO CAITRIONA ON THE NIGHT!
Dale Treadwell Visit
On a cold and blustery Monday the 23rd of February Dale Treadwell came to visit our school with a view to helping us with our School Garden. It was pouring rain and very windy but that didn’t stop us from going out into the garden to help him.
First we planted along the back fence to make a hedge. We planted BUDDLEJA BUSHES and GUELDER ROSE HEDGES. Dale told us that buddleja bushes attract lots of butterflies and will make our garden more biodiversity friendly.
Next Dale showed us the circle of Willow tress that he had planted which we would make a Willow Dome from. Dale explained to us that most people who make domes use Willow as it is very flexible and can be moved form one place to another and its roots will grow back. We had to push the trees forward and Dale stood in the middle on a ladder and tied it together. Because of the strong winds Dale has promised to come back and tie it more securely in the near future.
BY NIAMH SHRIANE 5th Class
In our school we are doing a project called the junior ” Entrepreneur project”.
The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is a ten week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school pupils. During the ten weeks we will have to come up with ideas for the entrepreneurship project. With the help of ‘Dragons’ we will finally all agree the Big Idea for our class project and begin working to design, produce and sell our final product. The Dragons can be a teacher, the principal or local business people in the locality. We will learn all about setting up your own business and local business people will visit our class and tell us all about their businesses and how they were started. We will be covering a lot of subjects during the ten weeks including Maths, English, Arts, Geography & SPHE. We will have to research the materials needed, do market research, business finance, presentation work, and lots more. We will all have to figure out what we’re good at and try to use those skills to play our part in a team. And now for the really good bit, each class member invests a very small amount of money in the business – with a view to getting it back with profit. Then when we sell our product at the end of the project we get our investment back and we all decide what to do with any profit we make. We can have a day out, a trip to the cinema or have a big party! On Showcase Day the school, our families and the community will all see the results of our hard work for themselves. There is also a big awards ceremony where all schools who participated come together and get a certificate and a flag. I am really looking forward to getting started and our class has already come up with some amazing ideas. Unfortunately I cannot reveal them yet (trade secrets) because I can’t give ye any ideas if ye are doing it .
Siobhan Casey , age 10 working on the Entrepreneur Project with some of her classmates
4th 5th & 6th make Ballgowns made from old newspapers
Animal Farm Diorama
We created our own diorama based on the story Animal Farm
by George Orwell.
SANTA COMES TO VISIT ON MAD HAIR DAY
CHRISTMAS CANDLE ARRANGEMENTS