Gerald Griffin St. Cork
 
 

2nd Class


Lord Mayor's Visit

We were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor Councillor Kieran McCarthy to the school today. The whole school welcomed him with the infant classes waving their flags, while the children sang a beautiful rendition of Ireland's call. The Lord Mayor spoke to us about how he developed a love for the history of Cork City and how he was always trying to find out more information.

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1st week back at school

2nd class are very happy to be back to school. They have already started working hard. This week we enjoyed learning about the Rugby World cup and the countries who are playing in the tournament. The children painted the flags of the countries playing and learned where they are located in the world. At the end of the day to unwind before heading home the children have been listening to the novel Paddington Bear. They are enjoying the stories and adventures that Paddington gets up to. On Friday after a hard week of work the children enjoyed playing snakes and ladders with their friends in the class.

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Trip to the Park

As part of wellbeing week the 2nd, 4th and 5th classes took a stroll down to St. Anne's park. The 2nd classes loved playing with the older girls.

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Fitness Class

Junior Infants up to 2nd class were lucky this week to have a visit from trainers Ian and Cian. The trainers put the children through their paces with some warm ups before testing their fitness with games and relays. All the children really enjoyed it.

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Intercultural Day

We held our Intercultural Day in the school yard today. It was a fantastic day where all the children dressed up in their traditional clothes. The projects that the children completed over the last few weeks were on display in the yard. There was also displays of tradition clothes. The parents and the children brought in tables of food from all the different cultures and nationalities. In the yard there was performances from some of the classes before all the parents and adults joined in for some zumba dancing. Ending the day was a céilí which everyone loved. Thank you to the teachers and all the parents who helped organising the day.

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Art in 2nd class

2nd class were very lucky to have Siberian artist and illustrator Meri Grubic come show them some of her work today. She also demonstrated some of the techniques that she uses. Afterwards she went around and helped the children with their paintings of flowers and of portraits. The class had a wonderful time and loved having Meri come in.

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Henna and Hair Braiding

We had some very talented parents and family members give their time today. As part of Intercultural week they painted henna on some of the pupils. While other pupils got their hair braided. Thank you to everyone who gave their time and came into the school.

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Intercultural Week Displays.

As intercultural week is starting some of the teacher and students have made some amazing displays throughout the school.

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2nd Class School Tour

The two 2nd classes went on their school tour to the Mardyke Arena. We had a lovely walk down along the banks of the river lee before having a very active day. In the arena the children went rock climbing, played dodge ball, had relays, and joined together to complete team challenges. After leaving there we stopped off for a picnic in Fitzergerald's Park and managed to squeeze in some time in the playground before returning back to school. All the children had a great day.

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Art competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Spring Clean Art Competition held recently in the school. The winners were selected by artist Fiona Desmond.

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