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Heritage Art Project with Mary Wallace (R.9's work!)

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Way back in December 2017 the school were granted two 'projects' under the 'Heritage in Schools' scheme. Coordinated and part funded by the Heritage Council, the Heritage in Schools Scheme organises primary school heritage education initiatives which facilitates visits to primary schools by a range of experts in areas of the Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (SESE) curriculum.

The experts, all Garda vetted, trained by the Heritage Council and experts in their chosen field serve as an extra resource and educational tool in topics that range from areas of expertise range from bats to whales, from Vikings to the history of bread, from story-telling to traditional dance, from singing to art and from charcoal making to military heritage, to mention just a few.

Last school year, traditional singing expert, Aileen Lambert, visited the school while in September 2018 local artist Mary Wallace came to work with our 2nd and 3rd Classes.

In Ms. Forde's 3rd Class (Room 9) the children worked with Mary on a 'Fabric and Fibre' project where the chosen topic was the beloved Irish legend of 'The Children of Lir.'

Below find the pupils followed by their own unique comments on the project followed by a video montage of the fruits of the collaborative efforts of Mary, Ms. Forde and Room 9.

By the way the music on the video has nothing to do with Mary, Ms. Forde, Room 9 or the Children of Lir, it's just a nice lively tune!!!


   It helped us by learning about a legend of Irish history:  Z.S.

   It was very enjoyable for me: M.R.D.

   It was really tiring but fun at the end:  J.S.

   it was joyful: AC.P

   It combined Maths, English, SESE, History, Geography.  J.G.J.

   It was awesome to be able to use my imagination: H.C.

   It helped us learn how to hold scissors and cut better. J.H.

   Gets your imagination working:  M.M.

   It made me feel artistic: S.M.

   It was very cool: K.N

   It was a sticky experience using the PVA glue.

   I enjoyed the project as I got to use my imagination.

   It was a creative project: A.O.L.

   It felt good to recycle fabric: A.H

   It was fun cutting out shapes to make the castle and people.

   I felt creative: C.R.S.

   It felt good using fabric to create art: J.R.B.

   It was exciting: J.C.

   It felt good to recycle fabric: A.H

   I felt happy it was fur:  S.L.

                                                            The fabric was really smooth:  V.M.


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