Arts and Humanities

Irish Aid

Our Third Class girls have been working very hard over the past few months on their Irish Aid project. Irish Aid is an organisation that helps to fight against poverty in developing countries. The girls created a video highlighting the importance of the global goals. This video earned Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) a place in the Regional Finals in Dublin and a special distinction award. Congratulations!
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Féile Drámaíochta

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This is a photo of the trophy the girls in the Club Ghaeilge were awarded for their participation in the Leinster section of the Féile Drámaíochta na Scol. The girls and their teachers, Ms. McKay, Ms. Cusack and Ms. Dudgeon, entered the Féile with an Irish-language version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Not only did they all have great fun, but they also had success at the Féile! Round One was for Dublin schools. Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) was so good that we were through to the second round, which was for successful schools in Leinster. We had a thrilling day in Mullingar where the girls performed the play again. While we didn’t make it through to the National Finals, we are very proud of the success of the girls – particularly when we remember that this is the very first time we entered the Feile! 

Well done to all. Maith sibh agus beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach!

Féile Drámaíochta na Scol

Comhghairdeas leis na cailíní ón gClub Gaeilge a ghlac páirt sa bhFéile Drámaíochta! Ba é teideal an dráma ná ‘Liam Wonka agus an Mhonarcha Seacláide’. Sa chéad bhabhta, bhíomar ar an stáitse i Scoil Chaitríona. Babhta Bhaile Átha Cliath a bhí ar siúl an lá sin. Bhí an bua againn agus ansin bhí orainn an dráma a dhéanamh sa Mhuileann gCearr i gContae na h-Iarmhí. Babhta do scoileanna i gCúige Laighean a bhí ar siúl. Chuamar ann ar an mbus inniu agus bhí sár-am againn!  Cé nach raibh an bua againn inniu, bhaineamar an-taitneamh as an lá. Dúirt an moltóir gur bhain sé sult as an dráma agus fuaireamar trophy eile don sár-obair! 

Míle buíochas leis na múinteoirí a bhí ag obair leis na cailíní – Ms. Dudgeon, Ms McKay agus Ms. Cusack. Rinne siad job den scoth! Go raibh míle maith agat, a Orla, freisin. Thug sí an-chabhair do na páistí ó thaobh na props agus na n-éadaí stáitse de. Rinne Mrs. Kearney na hataí áille do na hÚmpaí Lúmpaí! Iarracht foirne a bhí ann agus táimid an-bhródúil as gach duine!

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Heritage in Schools Visit

On Friday the girls from 4th and 5th were very lucky to have a visit from Heritage Expert Aidan Dockery. He had a huge array of artefacts, books and historical objects from a wide variety of historical times. Aidan’s uncle, Joseph Dockery, was killed in World War 1 and we were honoured to see some of his possessions from his time at the front. This was a unique opportunity for the girls to see and experience the lives of people in the past as well as famous events such as World War 1 and the Easter Rising. Aidan was very impressed with the girls’ knowledge especially the insightful questions they asked. He complemented them all on being such a great audience. 

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Suffragettes

As it is the centenary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Rang a Cúig decided to get proactive and celebrate the vote ourselves! Inspired by ideas on www.herstory.ie  we decided to create our own stamps dedicated to famous Irish suffragettes. We learned about many heroines such as Anna Haslam, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Constance Markievicz and many others. We wanted to design a stamp of an Irish suffragette as we noticed that very few Irish stamps contain the images of women. To choose our suffragette we held a class debate and designed ballot papers. After the debates, we voted in order of preference of the suffragettes and placed the ballot papers in our very own  class-made ballot box. We counted the ballots afterwards and announced the winner. We were all delighted when the winner was Anna Haslam, as she lived an extraordinary life. She was a pioneer of the movement and even worked in soup kitchens during the famine, which we also learned about. Deeds not words!

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Viking Visit

On Tuesday, 28th November, the children in Rang a 4 received a visit from Dave, a historian who knows all about the Vikings.

We got to see real artefacts from that time, including shields, swords, axes and spears.

We particulary enjoyed learning about women’s clothing and jewellery.

Great experiential learning!

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Fifth Class is Wilde about Oscar!

Rang a Cúig is Wilde about Oscar!

Fifth Class have been reading Oscar Wilde’s stories for children such as ‘The Happy Prince’, ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ and ‘The Selfish Giant’.

We created a beautiful frieze in memory of Oscar Wilde and his wonderful imagination!

We even stamped kisses on a plaque for him to recreate his gravestone in Pére Lachaise cemetery in Paris. 

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First Class Art Gallery

We went on a tour of our school and found some fantastic pieces of art work from artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

We selected a few of our favourite pieces and recreated them in our classroom. Van Gogh would be proud of these wonderful interpretations!

Can you find a painting which you like along the corridors? Do we have the next Monet or Picasso in our school?
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