This week, in schools all around the country, children have been celebrating Irish language and culture as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. This year, these celebrations have taken on an added importance as people all over Ireland commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising. In our school we have been busy learning Irish songs and dances, playing games through Irish, promoting the Irish language throughout the school and doing project work relating to events which shaped Irish history.
We would like to invite you to join in the fun next Tuesday 15th March. Here are some of the exciting events you can look forward to:
- Green Day (All day): You will be welcomed into a sea of green as all the children will be invited to wear some items of green clothing, accessories or face paints to school.
- Irish Breakfast (@8.30am): Join us between 8:30 and 9a.m. for an Irish breakfast in the Hazel Room. Some of our students will be serving Irish tea, scones, brown bread and other baked goods for parents to enjoy! They will be helping parents to learn some Irish phrases so that you can have chat ‘as Gaeilge’ while you sip your tea!
- Performances (@9am): Classes will be performing some Irish songs, poems and dances for parents in the Ash room between 9 and 10a.m. We will then sing our National Anthem together.
- Project Presentation (@10.30am): Classes will be showcasing the amazing project work that has been taking place in relation to the 1916 rising between 10:30 and 11:30a.m.
Please come and celebrate with us! Bígí ann!
We would be delighted if anyone would like to contribute baked goods for our Irish Breakfast morning. Some ideas of Irish foods include:
- Soda bread or brown bread
- Barmbrack or fruit bread
- Potato cakes
- Oat cakes
- Apple cake
- Spreads: blackberry jam, apple jelly or Irish butter
Is mise le meas,