Ms. Miriam Macnamara-Fifth/Sixth Class

Lá 'le Bríde

St Brigid's Day is celebrated on February 1st, the first day of Spring. She was born in Co. Louth and settled in Co. Kildare where she built a church and convent. She was a kind woman who spent her life helping other people.The tradition of making St. Brigid's day crosses is a long standing one in Corofin National School. Here are some pictures of fifth and sixth class making their St. Brigid's Day crosses from rushes, just like St. Brigid did all those years ago.

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Níl Aon Tinteán mar do Thinteán Féin!

Fifth and sixth class have recently been investigating where different people live and the various types of houses that exist. From that, the children composed a poem about their own home and also made models of their own homes using recycled materials. Watch the slideshow below to see the variety of homes that were constructed. Home is where the heart is......Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin....Home sweet home......There's no place like home!

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Christmas Windows

Fifth and Sixth class are getting into the festive spirit by creating some Christmas art. We have completed Christmas windows, some of which can be seen below. We are currently working on Christmas Dioramas which are bringing out some real creativity in the pupils! 

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Extend the Picture

In a recent art lesson, we took a cutting of a picture from a magazine/newspaper and drew an image around it. Everyone has a great imagination!


Burrenbeo Field trip 2012

On Wednesday 13th June, 5th and 6th class went on their Burrenbeo Field trip up the Burren. Our first stop was Lemenagh Castle where we met Frank O'Grady who told us lots of interesting stories about Máire Rua and the history of the castle. From there we went on to one of the most famous monuments in the Burren, Poulnabrone portal dolmen, where Carol Gleeson from Burren Connect spoke to us about the history of the monument and all the archaeological finds that were discovered there, including the bones of 20 adults and 6 children! Eamonn Doyle spoke to us about the geology of the Burren and how it came to be. As we travelled further into North Clare, we experienced the beautiful views over Galway bay and all the exposed limestone rock. Our final destination was Abbey Hill, where we took some time to take in the views, visit a holy well and find some fairy houses!! We saw lots of flowers and some insects that we had learned about during the Ecobeo programme, including Bird's Foot Trefoil, Bloody Cranesbill, Cat's Paw, Orchids and Burnett Moths. See our Photo Gallery for more pictures!

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Burrenbeo Graduation with Minister for Education Mr. Ruairí Quinn

Pupils from 5th and 6th class will be graduating from the Burrenbeo Programme on Friday 8th June in the Burren College of Art & Design. There, they will display some of the work completed during the programme, take part in a quiz to show off all that they have learned, be presented with their graduation certificate and most importantly, make a presentation to the Minister for Education, Mr. Ruairí Quinn, about the flora and fauna of the Burren. Mr Quinn will be in the Burren region for only a short time so we are delighted that the children will be able to tell him about the unique area that is the Burren. Parents and other guests are welcome to Ballyvaughan from 2:30pm onwards. All are welcome.

Below are some of the pictures from the Graduation Event with Minister for Education Mr. Ruairí Quinn.

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School Tour

Fifth and Sixth class recently went to the UL Activity Centre in Killaloe on their school tour.

There, they spent the morning canoeing, kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding in glorious weather

before heading to Funworld in Limerick.

A great day was had by all. Here are some pictures from the day!

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