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Mural Painting

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Posted by liz on 18 May 16 - Comments Off

While we were busy racing around the GAA pitch on Sports Day, two artists were in school outlining a new mural on a wall on our new piece of land. On Wednesday 18th May, third, fourth, fifth and sixth class took turns to paint it in. Following, please see the work in progress.

Tour De Maynooth and back!

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Posted by liz on 16 May 16 - Comments Off

On Thursday 12th May, fifth class pupils joined the senior boys in Scoil na Mainistreach, as invited by Mr Mescal, to cycle to Maynooth and back in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. All bicycles were checked and passed the NBT (National Bicycle Test!) prior to the day itself. At 9:30 Mr Mescal arrived in tandem [...]

Junior Entrepreneurs in Tayto Park

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Posted by liz on 11 May 16 - Comments Off

On May 11th, fifth and sixth class went to Tayto Park as a reward for seeing their product right from its conception, through production to sales. They were given entrance and wristbands which covered all rides in the park. At Midday, we attended a presentation ceremony in a specially erected marquee. We were presented with [...]

Those Magnificent Men in Those Flying Machines!

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Posted by liz on 08 May 16 - Comments Off

Well maybe I am incorrect on two counts! Neither men nor flying! But they certainly were magnificent machines in the sun! Fifth and sixth class pupils were given a challenge to build from scratch, a vehicle which carried two simple machines, which could travel. As you can see from the attached photographs, they used many [...]

Castletown House Visit.

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Posted by liz on 08 May 16 - Comments Off

3rd Class enjoyed a lovely morning in Castletown House on Thursday 5th May. They were shown some of the work that the maids did, for example, washing clothes and then they learned about some of the duties the butler and servants had. After that they got to dress up as important guests of the house [...]