NCAD/IMMA and 5th Class

Miss Barton’s fifth class are taking part in The Freud Project. NCAD have collaborated with the Irish Museum of Modern art. Ten primary schools are taking part. This project will conclude with a visit to the National College of Art and Design in June, to showcase the children’s work. Here are some images of the journey so far 🙂

Creativity in the Classroom

We were very pleased to have had the wonderful artist Deirdre in with us for Creativity in the classroom. We explored using lots of different materials. we sketched, painted, constructed and even did some blind drawings. Thank you to the parents who joined in our parent session. Miss Barton

Meeting with Dave Rudden author of the brilliant Knights of the Borrowed Dark

Denizen Hardwick is an orphan, and his life is, well, normal. Sure, in storybooks orphans are rescued from drudgery when they discover they are a wizard or a warrior or a prophesied king. But this is real life—orphans are just kids without parents. At least that’s what Denizen thought. . . . On a particularly dark night, the gates of Crosscaper Orphanage open to a Continue Reading

Green School Action day for Biodiversity

Our Lady of Lourdes NS has four Green School Flags and this year with a big helping hand from the Gardening Club and Green Team members we are receiving the 5th flag for Biodiversity. The children developed a mascot Danny Duck and a slogan poster competition was held. 3rd class won out with the slogan Make the world a better place, Put Biodiversity in first Continue Reading

5th Class Attend the Fighting Words Workshop

Miss Barton’s fifth class attended a story writing workshop. The creative centre was developed by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love. Children brainstormed ideas with the help of real authors and had their ideas illustrated by professional illustrators. They had their pictures taken and the ending to the whole story was their own. More information about Fighting words can be found @