Our Primary 6 pupils are super excited to be involved in this year’s Michael J Murphy,Winter School. They will open the weekend’s events with the showcasing of their “Digital History” films, each based around a historic site in the area. If you have a “QR Reader” on your phone and are attending any of the events over the weekend, view their films for yourself, the QR codes will be on display at the event.
Last term we applied for and received funding along with our partner school, Scoil Eoin Pol, Loch an Iuir from the South’s Department of Culture, Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs. This money was to jointly work on a “Digital History Project”, which would bring both Communities together whilst exchanging skills between the generation: parent/grandparent and child.
So over the past 6/8 weeks, a Group of 6, P6 pupils and parent have worked together to produce a series of 6 short films based on historical sites in the area. They have researched, interviewed, photographed and learnt how to use I Movie and the end products are truely wonderful. We have created QR codes for each film and these will be placed at the sites, where they can be accessed by anyone visiting. On scanning the code the film will pop up and can be viewed.
We are delighted to say that the hard work that both pupils and parents have put into their movies is to be recognised next Friday, the 24th of November, when they have been asked to showcase their films as the opening event of the Michael J Murphy, Winter School which runs over the weekend in Ti Chulain. In addition pupils from both P6 and P6/7 classes have been asked to attend the showcasing and to stay on for further events taking place.
Pupils from both classes can wear their PE uniform but must take a packed lunch with them to school on the day.
Miss Crawley and Miss Mulkerns
Following further guidance from the Department of Education to all Principals, St Mary’s PS will remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th October.
Please share and circulate to all parents.
Parents / Guardians,
By order of the Northern Ireland Executive all schools in Northern Ireland are to close on Monday 16th October due to risks posed by gusts resulting from Hurricane Ophelia.
St Mary’s Primary School will be closed tomorrow 16th October 2017.
Thanks for your cooperation
This week we had the annual Whole School Sports Day. We were blessed with the weather and the children enjoyed a full day of activities. A huge thanks to SPAR Mullaghbawn who again sponsored packs for all of the children in the school. This is an extremely generous act and the pupils loved them. Thanks also to the P7 pupils who operated the ice cream stand. It was a busy day but the children all seemed to go home with a big smile on their face.
P6 pupils had a very enjoyable visit to Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin where they got to hear many fascinating stories related to our Irish History. The most interesting story was that of Grave Robbers in the 19th Century.
Pupils visited the graves of Charles Stewart Parnell, Roger Casement, Grace Clifford Plunkett, Eamonn de Valera, Michael Collins and many more.
The highlight of the tour was entering the crypt of Daniel O’Connell “The Liberator” where pupils were able to touch his coffin and read his famous last words:
‘My body to Ireland, my heart to Rome, my soul to heaven’
Following a very successful day in Kilbroney at the 2017 Cross Country event, St Mary’s PS, Mullaghbawn were this week named as the most successful school and presented with St Bronagh’s Shield. It is a remarkable achievement, given that primary schools from right across the council area of Newry, Mourne and Down take part. It was a whole school effort and everyone can take pride in this wonderful success.