This year in St. Gabriel’s NS we chose the day before St. Patrick’s Day to hold our Lá Glás (Green Day). In the morning we certainly got a lot of exercise when we had our Céilí Mór outside in the playground. Some amazing dance moves were on display, especially from Second Class! Everyone has been making an extra special effort to speak cúpla focail as Gaeilge (a few words in Irish) for Seachtain na Gaeilge and each class enjoyed an Irish movie and popcorn to wind down after the all the excitement.
We had a super time today with Christian from St. Brendan’s GAA, Grangegorman.
St. Brendan’s run free GAA sessions every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm and on Saturday mornings from 10am at St. Brendan’s Longmeadows, Chapelizod rd., for children age 4 to 12.
Today the children from First Class took part in a virtual art workshop – a unique experience for everyone! The title of the workshop was Winter Tales and Animal Shadows and we were lucky to be working with artist Lucy Hill and Clara from The Ark.
To begin, the children looked at some beautiful animal paintings that are part of the online Winter Light exhibition (you can have a look at the exhibition here https://ark.ie/projects/details/online-gallery-winter-light). Each child gave their ideas about what they could see in the paintings and they discussed the shapes and colours with Lucy.
Then it was time for Ms. Fitzpatrick’s class to make their own animal shadow puppets! Using colour to create the movement and shapes of their own animal, next they cut out the outline of their puppet. Even as the children were cutting, they were changing their designs and adjusting to what they thought would look best. Lucy also showed us how to make a shadow box to perform a puppet show at home!
First Class really enjoyed their workshop and are all looking forward to creating more art and stories from the pieces that they created.
Today is World Book Day.
Here are some photos of what we got up to in school.