Recycling Christmas Art

The children in the Middle room made gift bags today using old Christmas cards and brown paper bags.

Gift bags

Irish Guide Dogs

Mary who is a past pupil of our school visited us today with her dog Flame. Flame is a retired guide dog and worked for eight years before she retired. She now is a fundraising dog. It costs €38,000 to train a dog to become a guide dog. The charity get one quarter of its funding from the Government and they must fundraise the rest.

Mary explained to us the role of the guide dog and answered all of the children’s questions. You can log onto  http://www.guidedogs.ie/iopen24/ to find out all about the work of the guide dogs and how you can help. They have Christmas cards and calendars on sale in shops now. This is a fantastic charity whose work has a very positive effect on the loves of blind people in Ireland. Please support this Christmas.

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Felted Art

Miss McGrath made felted Christmas decorations with the children in Second class.

Xmas Decorations

League Winners

Three men from the Milltown football team visited our school on the 17th of December with the League cup that they won recently. They answered our questions and signed autographs for us.

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Christmas Plays

Our two plays this year were a resounding success. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The Junior play was called ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’ and the Senior play was called ‘Disorder in Court’. Thanks to everyone who donated spot prizes and paid the €5 entry fee. All proceeds go to Fr. Keeney in Tanzania who is a past pupil of our school.

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