The younger children really enjoyed baking Soda Bread with Karen.
The children were busy in the school garden planting seedlings, weeding, composting and giving the garden a general clean up. The children were delighted to learn about companion planting, aerobic composting and slug defenses from Jessica and they were even more delighted to get stuck into the gardening – the weeds didn’t stand a chance!
We recently entered the National School Milk jingle competition and we were delighted to learn that we had reached the finals and that we would receive €500 worth of sports equipment. The next stage of the competition was a head-to-head dairy related quiz live on RTE 2FM. The children and teachers put a huge amount of research into all things dairy and we had great fun trying to cover all the angles. Unfortunately this research didn’t extend to “Bastani Sonnati”…
which we now know is a Persian Ice Cream. There’s always next year.
The Clare coastline has been spectacular. We have run along The Cliffs of Moher and through the Burren. We have visited the wonderful Aillwee and Doolin caves and taken some time out to surf at Lahinch. If you have never visited the Clare coastline you really need to, if you have visited before you need to go back again soon! We have now arrived at Ballyvaughan and soon we will tackle the Galway coastline.
We had a great time at the pantomime Aladdin in The Cork Opera House. This years show involved fantastic set design, wonderful costumes and a live band. The cast of characters – Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Wishee Washee, Abanazar, The Genie, and of course the grand dame Nanny Nellie enthralled the children. Pantomime is all about audience participation and the children really enjoyed singing along with hits both old and new as well as the usual pantomime catch phrases.
It is an old tradition for 5th and 6th classes to make a Christmas cake. Just like every other year, we kept the tradition, using the usual recipe and using no electric mixers ! Just some good old elbow grease. The children mixed the ingredients perfectly using a wooden spoon, while chatting happily and listening to Christmas songs.
The cakes all turned out brilliantly in the end.
We are all eager to eat the cakes after the delicious Christmas dinner as we are certain the cakes will be scrumptious.