Lots of children brought in items from the past- old telephone, chalk box, photographs, roman army helmet, teddies, watches, kodak camera, turf, books and so much more! We learned a lot about St. Brigid’s School from long ago. We had a brilliant time with Mr. Lowery’s 6th Class where we put our History skills into action, doing a Kahoot History Quiz.
Ann in 2nd class made , yes made a roller screen tv…a very creative way to show off her Local History Project on the old school.
Last week Mr. Mac Cann organised a local history exhibition in the school library. Some pupils and teachers brought in old artefacts and then spoke about them to classes when they visited. Sarah and Grace Duffy brought in their Grandad’s first computer and Mr.Courtney brought in his uncle’s geometry set. Lots of really unusual exhibits from the locality as well. It was a great way to end our Local History week.
Top scorers will be entered in a raffle before the mid term. Paper versions will be available to print next week.
15 questions … and spellings and capitals matter online so be careful !
Senior Infants Rooms 5 and 6 went on a tour of the village today. They visited the site of the old post office which is now a dentists and then they saw St Brigid’s well. They also stopped at the site of the old school.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the tour given by Gerry Davis today. Gerry told them all about the college history and in particular the castle, it’s Norman origins and the Tyrell family who built it. The children were impressed about how far you could see from the castle top- a view stretching across Dublin. Before we left we were treated to a snack of juice and biscuits in the school “ref”. A nice end to a lovely day.
Local History week got off to a great start today with the outdoor classroom display which included old school bikes and bales of hay. Some older classes ran a local history Kahoot Quiz in the stem room. Tomorrow 4th will visit Castleknock College and Senior Infants will visit the Village Pump and see the Old Post Office.
Larry Curran visited the school last week to tell the children all about his quite remarkable Grandfather. ‘Pop’ as he called him was not only on duty in Boland’s Mill during the 1916 rising but was also one of the Commanding officers in the Magazine Fort when it was raided in 1939.
Larry regaled the students with stories of his beloved Pop who lived quite the life.
He also showed the children his Phonograph and explained how it plays music.
The children in Room 2 learned all about Saint Brigid’s NS in the past. They examined the model of the old school and drew sketches of the school. The children were taught a lesson in the old classroom dressed in children’s clothes from the past. They then went on a class trip to the site of the original St. Brigid’s NS. The children in Room 2 loved learning about what school was like for their ancestors.
Room 4 were busy this week learning all about the Old School and then drawing it. They also looked at some old artefacts that they brought in to share.