Below are some pictures of the 6th class debating team in action recently, opposing the motion, "Child labour is a necessity in the developing world." Well done to Rory, Matthew, Stephanie, Alicia, Aaron and Leanne on a job well done.
On the 20th of February a nun named Sr. Nuala came to our school to teach us in 5th and 6th class about what the Franciscan Missionary Sisters do.
She told us she lived in India for 27 years and that she would go back there any day. She said even though they have very little in the developing world, they are still as happy as us. Most have them will never get an education or a proper job because they must work in sweat shops but they still are as happy as us.
They don’t know that we have so much more compared to them. Children as young as 4 years of age and up are working in factories and working with animals. They do this to make money for dinner for their families. The most money a person can get is 1 euro a day and that is for the adults. Sr. Nuala and the other nuns give money to the parents of these young children so their children can get an Education.
It was amazing learning about other countries that aren’t as well off as us.
Our School Outing
Date: 13th February
Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral
We got collected from school at 10:00am and we went into Kilkenny on the bus.
When we got to St. Mary's we met the Fr. Brian Griffin. He brought us into the cathedral and we learned all about the cathedral.
Then we went to the Chapter Room and we made name badges. We then played a game called, ‘What would you rather?’ It was fun.
At lunch we got some soup and rolls.
After lunch we had a treasure hunt in the church.
Before it was time to go home we had a little mass. When mass was over four girls from a secondary school gave us some goody bags,
Then we got the bus back to our school.
By Dean Dreeling
5th class students were given the task of researching a natural disaster last week. They then came together and presented their particular 'Natural Disaster' to the rest of the class in their groups. They all showed exceptional research and presentation skills.
“In Flanders Fields”
In 5th class recently we read the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ by the Canadian author John McCrae. This poem is about World War I and it describes some of the worst fighting of the war. In response to this poem each child interpreted what the poppies might have looked like in this field using a variety of materials.
While learning about World War 1 in 5th class recently, we found out that Timmy Brennan's Great-Grandfather fought in the war. Timmy brought us in pictures of the artefacts they still have to this day in his family. It was fascinating to read the note received by John Brennan from King George on returning from the war.
There was great excitement in 5th class this week writing our pen letters. They are being sent away today, some to a 5th class in Bray, Co. Wicklow and more to a small country school in Co. Cork. We will be waiting patiently for the replies from our new pen pals in the post!
5th class made their very own Christmas snow globes in preparation for the Christmas holidays.
It took a lot of time to complete each part but it was well enjoyed.
By Tara Fenlon
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