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Ceremony of Light

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6th class boys making their Confirmation 

The Ceremony of Light Service will start at 7:00pm sharp on Tuesday 16th February in Halston Street Church.  At least one parent or guardian should accompany their child to the Ceremony.   We would advise you to be seated in the church by 6.50 pm.    The boys should wear their school uniform (tracksuit) and bring their Baptism Candle or a plain white candle.   We look forward to seeing you there.

How clean are your hands?

6th class did an investigation into the effectiveness of hand washing for getting rid of germs. Here are the results:

6th class did an investigation into the effectiveness of hand washing for getting rid of germs. Click on the picture for the results.

 

Meet The Author

Yesterday we met Gerard (Ger) Siggins at the Phibsboro Library. Ger Siggins is famous for writing Rugby Spirit and The History of Lansdowne Road. He introduced himself and read extracts from Rugby Spirit. The book seemed very exciting from the extracts. He answered our questions we asked him and soon after, we all got his autograph and a picture. After trekking to the library and having looked at the books there, we then went back to the school, feeling really happy.

Kilmainham Jail Visit

A trip to Kilmainham Gaol

 

Today I went to Kilmainham jail. It was so interesting. When I first saw the building from the outside it was huge and it was very old.

 

This jail was first built 1726. In this jail, you could see the criminals getting executed. It was a really successful business at the time. However, after a long time it was banned.

 

Next we learned about the 1916 Rising. They executed 14 leaders of the rising. The first leader to get shot was P.H Pearce. The last man to get shot was James Connolly. He got shot in a wheelchair while he had his leg infected. That cruel moment changed all of Irish history. Then Joseph Plunkett got married in the jail and a few hours later he was executed.

 

Mr. Parnell didn’t like how prisoners got treated so he committed a crime and then went to jail. But he got special privileges including a nice cell. It had a large painting on the wall and a bed. He was also allowed go to Paris for the Funeral. After 2 weeks he came back. In total he stayed 8 months in jail. He had a bigger cell than everyone else. He was one of the greatest politicians Ireland ever had.

 

I really enjoyed my trip to Kilmainham Gaol!

World War 2.

That day was an exciting day.  We went to the library to see some of the guns that are in World War II.  When we got in to the library we saw all the different type of weapons that are in the World War II.  There are AK-47, pistols and Muskets etc. It was amazing. We all took a seat, then the man started to talk and introducing the weapons……during the time, some people got to wear the different types of uniform and hold the weapons.  When the people were holding  the weapons and wearing the uniforms the teachers took a picture of them.  I got to hold some of the weapons at the end and they are really heavy.  My favourite gun in there was a pistol. The most interesting stuff there was a thing that are called flint and chizel.  You can make some sparks if you use the chizel to hit the flint.  The time was up so we had to go. At break time we were all talking about this and we all hope we can have another chance to learn more about them and we are really looking forward to it.

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