A sincere thank you to all who supported our Pupil Art Exhibition which took place on Thursday 24th May. It was a great success!
Gortskehy NS Art Exhibition will take place on Thursday 24th May. This framed exhibition showcases and celebrates the creative art work that pupils have been working on this term in all classes.
We would like to invite all parents, families and members of our community to come and view the wonderful art on display by our talented pupils. There will be an opportunity to view and purchase the artwork on Thursday 24th from 1.30 – 5.30pm and in the evening from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Each pupil will also receive a free class photo.
A percentage of the proceeds will go the school so all support greatly welcome.
Prices for framed art:
1st framed print – €15
2nd framed prints – €12
3rd + framed prints – €10
Over the last few months the middle room have learned all about the season of spring. The kids are aware that this is a season of new life each year. New grass, new flowers and trees coming alive with the leaves turning green once again. We have gained lots of information on the life cycle of the frog and butterfly, creating some beautiful art to accompany this.
Some very exciting news is that we have adopted some caterpillars. We will look after these very well until they become beautiful butterflies. When they are strong enough they will head off to enjoy all that spring and summer have to offer. We’ll keep you all posted, but for now here is a little snippet of some of our spring art and our new caterpillars.
“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.” – Douglas Pagels
Over the last few weeks the middle room have learned a lot about the importance of friendship. For friendship week we had our secret friend project, where each child picked a name of another child in our class from the hat. Over that week they were to be extra kind to this person without them realising. At the end of the week each child shared some lovely facts they may have already known or even learned about their secret friend that week. This week we have concentrated a little more on the importance of friendship. The class were divided into groups to create a poem based on our topic. I think the results are fantastic and I’m sure you will all agree.
Following all our hard work we went outside to enjoy some of the lovely sunshine today.
The middle room went on their school tour today. We went to the Museum of Country Life in Turlough. The children were split into two groups and took part in two activities. First we got a tour of the Museum, learning all about life in the past. We saw lots of old objects and tools from life in rural Ireland years ago. We even got to try on some clothes from the past which was great fun!
We enjoyed lunch in Brambles Café.
After lunch, we had a ceramic painting workshop. We learned that cups and plates are made from clay, dried in a kiln, decorated with special paint and then glazed in order to make them shiny. We designed and decorated our very own ceramic plate with special ink. We really enjoyed this workshop!
We had a great day!