Fighting Words Writers’ Workshop

On Monday, we travelled to Dublin to take part in a Writers’ Workshop for primary schools at Fighting Words Dublin. Fighting Words facilitates a workshop based on imagination and creativity. The structure allows for students to participate both orally and through writing, which means there is a way for everyone to get involved and have a great time inventing new stories. Volunteer mentors work with the children to identify key elements of a story. Each child left the Fighting Words Workshop with  a printed copy of their class story as a keepsake for them to share with friends and family.

Novel Work

4th Class have been enjoying exploring the novel The Boy at the Back of the Class. The book documents the life of a young Syrian boy as he settles into life in a London school. The story is told through the eyes of those he encounters and as the book progresses, we learn how much Ahmet has endured in order to survive. It’s a wonderful read and it has allowed us to explore so much about the world around us.


Dáil Éireann Tour

4th & 5th Classes were lucky enough to be invited to Leinster House for a tour of the Dáil & a meeting with the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee. We are so grateful for the time that the Minister gave us & all the efforts went into organising this trip. Thanks also to Laura Mulligan, 5th Class, who made this trip happen thanks to the wonderful letter which she wrote congratulating the Minister on her great work.