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On Tuesday the 25th of October 4th and 5th class went to the Cork City Library in the Grand Parade. We went there for the Children’s Book Fest to see ‘Not so Vicious Vikings’. We had a great morning and learned loads about the Vikings!

Firstly we learned that the Vikings originated in Scandinavia. We were particularly interested in the Vikings that came from Norway as these were the ones that settled in Ireland. We learned lots about Viking fashion, clothing and hygiene. The ladies presenting told us that the Vikings wore linen to their skin as it was soft and dries easily and wool over the linen to keep them warm. We were interested to hear that the Vikings were very hygienic and always tried to keep as clean as possible. We were shown combs they made out of pigs bones that were nailed together and decorated!

We also learned lots about Viking weapons and armour. We saw a sword, axe and shield as well as lots of different types of armour! We even got to try some on! The rich people generally had armour like chainmail and metal helmets whereas the poor people just had axes as they were cheaper to make. We did find out that the axes were very useful as they were curved and lighter than swords and we really enjoyed the ‘battle’ between the two ladies! We all had a great and very interesting morning! Hope you enjoy our photos!!


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Maths Week

The Junior Language Class played maths games for Maths Week. We all received prizes for taking part. Well done everyone!

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Green School News

keep an eye on our Healthy Green School Noticeboard for information on our Healthy Green School Activities


A visit to the Postoffice


Our Friend Ali moved to NZ. We wrote him postcards. Then we went to the postoffice to buy the stamps and post our cards. We hope you got them Ali!

Basketball Success

Well done to our Basketball Team who came home victorious from their recent tournament.

Captain Presentation

Happy Birthday

HITACHI HDC-1491EWe had a lovely cake and treats for a very special girl who was 6 last week. All her friends were very happy. Thanks mum for bringing everything in.

A Sunny Day at the Lough

HITACHI HDC-1491E HITACHI HDC-1491E HITACHI HDC-1491E HITACHI HDC-1491E HITACHI HDC-1491EWe picked a lovely day to go to The Lough. We had fun in the playground. We spotted baby goslings and baby ducklings on our walk. We can’t wait until the baby cygnets are hatched.