Heritage in Schools – Archaeology Explored in Herbertstown

Archaeologist Francesca O’Callaghan was in the school on Monday as part of the Heritage in Schools Programme. The visit also coincided with Science Week.

Francesca gave very interesting workshops to 4th & 5th class and then 6th class. She brought examples of different artefacts and show the children some examples of the types of materials used for clothing during the different Ages.

It was a great start to Science Week 2022!

Incredible Edibles

Congratulations to the boys and girls in first and second class who have received a gold award from the Incredible Edibles programme.

Their work over the course of the year included encouraging wellbeing within the outdoor classroom, learning where your food comes from and how to support Irish, as well as learning how to grow, cook and eat your own food!

New iPads

Two new iPads are now at the disposal of our pupils and are already being used.

The iPads were purchased using the proceeds from the sale of Christmas Cards and Christmas Annuals.

Thank you to all parents for your support.

First/Second Make Harvests from School Garden

Pumpkin

Last spring, the 1st & 2nd class planted pumpkins in each of the 5 classroom raised beds in the school garden. Only one plant grew a large pumpkin and it just happened to be our own classroom’s. We used it to make a Jack O’Lantern for our window.

Sunflower

1st & 2nd class also gathered sunflower seeds from the school’s sunflowers and have stored them for planting next spring.