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Our Green School’s Committee


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Green Action Day


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Our famine projects

Hi we are from Mr Kennedy’s  Fifth class room 16. For the past few weeks we have been working on famine projects. There were four people in one group. In my group one person would do one or two topics.We all got details off of the internet about the famine and displayed it on our projects.

We got lots of details on the Famine.

Look at a few of the pictures.

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We learned a lot and we enjoyed doing our projects.


Easter Holidays 2016

On Wednesday next week we are going to be getting are Easter holidays. I really hope you all have a great holiday and you do nice things over the holiday and hope the Easter bunny comes to your house. We will also have a raffle to win Easter eggs on Wednesday 🙂



Finished 1916 Easter Rising Art

As you know the children in Mr McDonnell’s 5th class have been doing 1916 Easter Rising art. In the past few weeks we have made our frames and drawn  or painted our pictures. The pictures and the frames look very good. We have had a great time making the frames and drawing or painting the pictures. We are going to hang them in the hall for Seachtain na Gaeilge. After we are probably going to hang them in the libary.

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IMG_9111   These are some of the pictures we did. We really enjoyed doing these pictures. We think they are really good.


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Easter Raffle 2016

On Wednesday the 16th of March we will be getting our Easter holidays but before we go we get to have an Easter raffle We get to bring in eggs and buy tickets and if the number is called then you get pick an egg and take and eat it. We hope you have a good holiday. We will see you again on the 4th of April.

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Easter Raffle

Next week on Wednesday, is a half day and that is when the Easter Raffle is on! Each student would have a ticket and when their number on their ticket is called out they go up and receive their egg of their own choice. Each student will at least get one egg each. Student could buy more tickets if they want and bring in an egg. We will be off for the next two weeks as it is the mid-term. We will back at school on the fourth of April. We are looking forward to the mid-term as we get a long break off and have fun with our friends!

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Low Energy Day,No Energy Hour


Today,we had Green Action Day which lasted from 11:15 to 12:15 which lasted an hour.We save energy by:

  • Turning off all electricity
  • Close all windows and doors
  • Don’t crumble paper when throwing it in the bin

And there are whole lot more ways to save energy!

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Today, March 8, was Green Action Day, where we have had one WHOLE HOUR without electricity. HOW DID WE LIVE!?! Anyway,  we had a No Energy Hour which lasted from 11:15 to 12:15. On Monday (yesterday), the Green Schools Committee gave out “GREEN ACTION DAY!” posters which were very,very green ! We hung them up around the school to remind us to save energy! During the day, most 5th classes did the Energy Quiz. I personnelly found it quite hard! I’m interested in learning more about saving energy and the planet!


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The Famine Project


Mr Kennedy’s 5th class have done some projects on The Famine. We were divided into groups of 4. We started writing and researching in school.  We did some more work on them at home. We could write about the causes of The Famine, Workhouses, The Effect of the famine, and we could print or draw pictures. When we were ready  we glued our pictures and our  writing onto chart paper. When we were finished we did a presentation. It went really well.

Look at some of the pictures that I took.

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1916 Easter Rising Drama

Hello readers! In this blog I’ll be talking about the 1916 Easter Rising Drama taking place on Thursday 10/03/16.

I haven’t seen anything of it yet but I’m really looking forward to it.

The drama is about the rebellion of 1916.

That’s all I know about it, so I hope we all enjoy the drama.

See you in the next blog! I ‘ll let you know how it goes!


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Low energy day, No energy hour!

Today, we had Green Action Day. We had to lower our  energy by:

  • Using a whiteboard instead of the interactive whiteboard.
  • Use one tissue when cleaning your hands.
  • Close all the windows to save energy.
  • Never crumple paper when throwing it in the paper bin.
  • Turn off computers and interactive whiteboard if not using.

Green Action Day lasted all day. We had a no Energy hour from 11.15-12.15.  The Green School’s committee went to all classes to talk about saving energy. Most classes did the Energy quiz on the SEAI website. It was good. Some 6th class girls and boys went to 4th class talk about insulation. The 6th class had done investigations for the Miniscientists competition last November. They showed them examples of different types of insulation.IMG_9084IMG_9078IMG_9102IMG_9110


Show how much we care, save energy everywhere!

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Easter Raffle

The Easter raffle is coming. From today until next Wednesday morning you can buy tickets for 1 euro or seven tickets for five euros. You can also bring in Easter eggs for the raffle as well. Do not worry! if you’re in, you can win!

Most  people will get an Easter egg and some people will get two if they have a number of tickets. The Easter holidays start from the 16th of March to the 4th of April. There is also a half day next Wednesday! I’m really looking forward to the holidays!

Don't forget to buy your ticket!

Don’t forget to buy your ticket!


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The 1916 Easter Rising

We are learning about the 1916 Easter Rising. It happened 100 years ago. A lot of people were very poor at this time. In Dublin three or four families often had to live in large houses. In Dublin in 1913 two people, James Connolly and Jim Larkin, began fighting for better wages for workers. People began to get angry and they locked people out of their jobs. Women began fighting because they could not vote. So lots of people were unhappy about lots of different things and all of these things and more led to the Rising being planned.

During Easter Week the main places, in Dublin, that were important were, The GPO, St Stephen Green, the Four Courts and Boland’s Mill.

IMG_9116Padraig Pearse read the Proclamation on the top of the GPO. It said everyone is equal. When Padraig Pearse saw a family get shot even when they had waved a white flag he decided to surrender. He sent out Elizabeth O Farrell to meet General Lowe to surrender. This was the official surrender of the Easter Rising.






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Green action day

Today  was green action day. We all saved energy for the day. We all had to close doors/windows and turn off the interactive boards. My class did a Quiz on saving energy. During the No Energy Hour we turned off all the things that use electricity! We will get feedback from The Green Schools Committee about how much we saved!

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Ms Carroll’s 5th are Doing GREAT in the New Operation Transformation Dance!

Fair enough, we’ve only learned the first two parts of the dance but if you look at the photos you can clearly tell that we really are doing very well!


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6th class photos

Today on the 1/3/16 the three 6th classes had their class photos taken by the photographer. This is where they bring in something that tells us something about their personal interests. Some of the hobbies included football, horse riding, art, hockey and lots, lots more.  The 6th classes have a really good time while getting these pictures taken. When they leave these photographs will be hung on the 6th class corridor to remind us of them all.

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