What a busy month we had in March, celebrating 100 years since the historical 1916 Rising.
Our students engaged in age appropriate study of this historic event, including;
- Junior & Senior Infants: School Days
- 1st & 2nd class: Family Life in 1916
- 3rd & 4th class: Community & Cultural Life in 1916
- 5th & 6th class: an in-depth study into the history of 1916 & events that occurred locally in Glencullen at this time
While our senior classes examined the 1916 Proclamation, 4th and 6th class both wrote their own Proclamation for a New Generation, a copy of which can be found on our website.
Because Ireland is known globally for our talents in the Arts, we delighted in Irish traditional songs, music and dance. We also held a whole school art competition with each class using different mediums and themes to express what they and learned over the month. Congratulations to all our winners;
|1st place||Runner Up|
|J. Inf.||Leon O’ Dwyer||Zara Simpson|
|S. Inf.||Kate Annabelle Reaper||Abi Mc Geown|
|1st class||Adam Greenlee||Anna Blanchard|
|2nd class||Lyhn Reville||Jesse Duffy|
|3rd class||Marco Alonzi||Alai Gill|
|4th class||Kelliann Coughlan||Ruby Swan|
|5th class||Holy Gilmer||Christian Vard|
|6th class||Lily May Craig||John Van Der Linde|
At home, families created wonderful ancestry projects, tracing back their family trees to 1916 and sharing special stories from within their families from this time period. All of these amazing projects are hanging in the corridors of our school for all to see. We then had a fun Ancestry Treasure Hunt around our school, using clues from all of the projects.
Building the GPO.
Parents and members of the Glencullen community joined us on for Proclamation Day on March 15th. We celebrated through music, drama, dance, historical recounts and much more. Two of our pupils, Marco Alonzi and Riona Moulton, raised the Tricolour and we all proudly sung our national anthem, Amhrain na bhFiann.
Afterwards parents and community members toured our corridors and viewed the Ancestry projects, class projects and art work.
This was a very special time in our national history and a wonderfully enjoyable period in our school’s history. Here’s to the next 100 years, where our young people will guide the way forward!