As part of our 1916 commemoration we put a lot of old photos and archives on display. Here are some photos that we displayed within the school on the day.
Thanks to all who helped out in preparing our float for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The boys and girls staged a scene from 1916 which took place at the GPO. Patrick the rebel hoisted the flag above our GPO. On coming out of the building he exclaimed; 'An Ireland Free and Independent'. All the other rebels present responded enthusiastically to Patrick's gesture before all the rebels proudly sung Amhrán na bhFiann aloud. The judging panel clearly responded positively to the efforts of our super pupils as we were awarded the overall prize in the schools section. Maith sibhse, buachaillí agus cáilíní.
The 15th of March was a special day for all schools across the country as Proclamation Day was marked. In St. Kieran's N.S. we commemorated the events of 1916. The children engaged in singing, dance and recitation activities, all of which had a 1916 theme. The proclamation was also read aloud. Private Enda Lynch was then on hand to assist in the raising of our National Flag. The children of St. Kieran's NS displayed great national pride on the day as they engaged in all activities in a very patriotic manner. Well done boys and girls and many thanks to the wider community who made the day such a special occasion for all involved.
As part of 'Engineers Week' pupils from 1st class - 6th class attended Birr Theatre & Arts Centre to see the show 'Who wants to be a Superhero?'. The show got children thinking about: Just what exactly do scientists and engineers do? How do planes fly? How can we see through the dust in space? How do engineers make playgrounds safer to play in? How are they saving the planet? Pupils enjoyed taking part in the show.