On the 24th of November 6th Class were invited to visit Trinity College Dublin as part of College Awareness Week. We got the DART from Greystones at 9.30 in the morning and went to Pearse Street Station. We walked across to Trinity College where we met a lady named Catherine. Catherine gave us a tour of Trinity College, we saw the gym and the climbing wall, the gardens, the rugby pitch and the museum building which had marble pillars from every county in Ireland. We also went to the library where we saw some really old editions of the book Alice in Wonderland. After that, Catherine took us to see the Book of Kells and the Long Room, they were amazing. There are over 200,000 first edition books in the Long Room, it looks like a room from the Harry Potter movies. When we had finished, we went to the Arts Building where we ate our lunch. There were lots of college students around having lunch and working on their laptops. We went back to Pearse Street DART station and took the 1.30p.m. DART back to Greystones. It was a great day and we hope we can get to study in Trinity or another college like it when we are older. Thanks to Catherine for giving us the tour, to Ms Hurley for organising the visit and to the parents who came with us. Here is a photo of us on the stairs of the Museum Building.
Visit to Trinity College Dublin
1916 Flag Ceremony
On the 19th of November we had our 1916 Flag Ceremony in the Community Centre. The whole school and the play school came to see two members of the Irish Defence Forces present the school with the Irish Flag for next year's 1916 Commemoration. As part of the Ceremony, one of the soldiers read part of the 1916 Proclamation and Leon from 6th Class also read part of this historic document. The soldiers then presented two members of our Student Council, Aislinn (6th Class) and Aisling (3rd Class), with the Irish Flag. It was a lovely occasion and the Junior School students really enjoyed waving their own Irish flags that they had made. We look forward to raising our flag next year.
Some of Our Art Work
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 2nd. The holiday focuses on the gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In Mexico, Dia de Los Muertos is a National holiday. Families build private altars honoring their loved ones who have died and decorate them with sugar skulls, Catrina dolls and marigolds. Celebrated along with All Saints Day and All Souls Day, it’s completely different from other celebrations for the deceased as it’s a very positive and colourful one. Instead of dwelling on the death of family, they’re instead dwelling on the life the person lived before they died. The result is a party-like atmosphere that must be seen to believed. And the trademark of this event is the sugar skull. We designed our own sugar skulls for art, what do you think?
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