We marked St. Brigid's Day and also the end of Catholic Schools Week 2019 last week by making traditional crosses using reeds. Legend has it that St. Brigid (Ireland's patron female saint) used reeds to make a cross to teach a dying chieftain about God. Today, the St. Brigid's Cross is still hung in homes to protect against disease, sickness, fire and theft.
It took practice, skill and team-work to create the crosses, but we really enjoyed making them!
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Well done to our 4th Class pupil who recently donated hair to the Rapunzel Foundation. This is a charity that takes donations of hair in order to make wigs for people who have lost their own hair as a result of serious illness. We barely recognised our student when she arrived into school on Friday with her new short hair! What a fantastic thing to do - well done!
Congratulations to our student below whose story 'Why Rudolph's Nose is Red' is due to be publised in the Southern Star's Christmas magazine next week. You can read the fantastic, imaginative story below.
Check out a fun science experiment we carried out in 4th Class, as part of Science Week. Using just a few materials and with the help of our resident science boffin Ms Roycroft, we created mysterious floating styrofoam balls! It was such a cool experiment that even our teacher couldn't resist getting in on the action!
We are very proud of our student below who earned himself 150 points or more on the online Maths Programme of Mangahigh for Maths Week Ireland 2018. He was presented with a gleaming medal for his hard work! Well done.
Check our our Spooky Halloween Lanterns which we created using old jam jars and paint, and our 'Q-Tip Skeltons'. Can you spot the dabbing skelton? Have you ever seen such flexible skeltons?!