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In the footsteps of Michelangelo

As part of an art project, our teacher told us about the amazing Sistine Chapel in Rome and how Michelangelo painted it. He had to lie on his back and work by candlelight! We decided to try it out and see how easy it would be. So we attached paper to the underneath of our

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How we celebrated World Book Day

For World Book Day the children enjoyed dressing up and talking about their favourite books. As part of our peer writing whole school project, we worked on writing and illustrating a book of short stories. Each junior room student was paired up with a senior class member. The younger student thought up a story, the

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We foster and encourage a love of music and art

We had a busy start to February in school. On February 5th the whole school travelled to Abbeystrewry NS to sing with Peter Stobart. Afterwards we went to the Uillinn arts Centre in Skibbereen to engage with a children’s art exhibition currently on display. Art in Action is an interactive multi media exhibition that invites children

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Well done Sadie!!

Sadie Budd in 2nd class wrote an essay “The best Christmas ever” and her story was published in the Southern Star (Bantry magazine issue) along with those of other students – great examples of West Cork’s budding literary talent. Well done Sadie, we are so proud of you!  

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Delicious Christmas Treats

All the students played a role in baking, decorating and selling delicious shortbread biscuits at the Ballydehob craft and art fair 2019. Special thanks must go to our SNA Kate who helped make the dough with the students. The Junior room cut all the different festive biscuit shapes and the Senior room decorated them wonderfully.

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Light and Shadow

The pupils of the Junior room were fortunate enough to visit  Sharon’s studio in Ballydehob recently. She showed us around her light filled studio where we examined all her sea scapes and other pieces of really cool art. We all experimented with various objects  casting shadows on her art work.  Sharon explained all the different features

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Climate Change Day at St. Matthias N.S.

Following a week of discussing climate change and its frightening implications, our students took to the school yard on Friday to mark Climate change Day in their own way.  All the students had the opportunity to look at and discuss their peer’s posters, drink some plant based smoothies and listen to the Senior students read

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