Mr Donnelly recently made some yummy jam along with the help of all his class. They all picked some lovely blackberries and brought them in along with a jar each to bring the jam home. Mr Donnelly was well equipped with a fabulous pink apron and gloves to match. It’s the nicest jam we have tasted in ages!
Some of us were involved in gardening and others just enjoying that sunshine…….
Watch out some of us are looking at bugs!
In June 2014, each class had a special session with Dale Treadwell (Heritage in Schools Scheme) of RTE2 fame. Dale brought along his friend Harry Hedgehog for us to see. The Senior Room sowed wild flower seeds in our prepared patch of garden under Dale’s guidance. In these pics you’ll see how those wildflowers blossomed and became a haven for our caterpillar and bee friends by the time we got back to school in September.
For our Living History Day pupils and teachers dressed in old- style clothing. We also had some interesting historical characters – Martin Luther King, Al Capone, Abraham Lincoln, Frank Sinatra, Marie Antoinette, the Great Geisha and a 1920’s charlston girl.
Everyone went to great lengths to ‘get the look’. We were most impressed by you all. A ‘huge thank’ you and ‘well done’ to all the mums, dads and pupils for all your efforts. The pupils looked so authentic. The day was topped off by an interesting display by Kilmessan man Richard Farrelly, chairperson of Navan Historical Society. Richard brought along his vast collection of artefacts and fielded questions from the pupils for nigh on two hours! Thank you to Richard for giving the pupils the opportunity to see and touch items from our past.
Remember what Richard told us….
“The worst handwriting is better than the best memory.”
In other words, get writing! Keep records! Ask questions of your parents, grandparents and great grandparents and write down what you learn. Who knows maybe the pupils of Dunsany NS in 2114 will be reading your records and handling your artefacts!
This Room is where you’ll find 1st & 2nd class all working away merrily under the watchful eye of their teacher, Bean Uí Ghallachóir.
It’s a hive of activity here. We’re really pleased with the lovely crested-cranes we created in honour of Fr. Clement’s visit. We learned lots about Uganda too. We had fun studying the tea-pots of the world too! Was your favourite teacher’s ‘posh’ silver one?! Didn’t you like all those lovely boxes from all over the world too?!
Can’t wait for our hyacinths to bloom! But we’ll have to – till next spring!