As we start a new school year, 1st & 2nd class are busy exploring the theme of “All About Me”. This week, we put a fun twist on our self-portraits and created Minecraft selfies. Great work, boys and girls!
Toy show night is one of the most magical nights in the life of a child. 3rd and 4th class took this to a whole new level on Friday, when we presented our very own toy inventions to the junior classes in our school.
We worked hard all week planning, designing, and creating our toys. We set up our very own studio and demonstrated our toys for the younger children. We created a Lego World Cup stadium model, a sweet dispenser, a horse box, a party bus with flashing lights, a Pokemon robot, and we even made Santa’s Sleigh!
It was a very magical day in our classroom! Here is a snippet of our work!
Last year the Junior and Senior Infants classes and Third and Fourth classes embarked on a creative journey with artist Tom Meskell. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children and teachers to work alongside an experienced artist and broaden our creative views while having so much fun expressing ourselves creatively. We completed many activities using a variety of mediums in a very hands on approach. This project was carried out during very challenging Covid times for our pupils so it was a ray of sunshine that carried us through this period of time in school. I hope you enjoy looking through our journey in the following link – Gortskehy NS Creativity in Lockdown 2021