1st Class have been learning lots about Nano Nagle recently. It is the 300th anniversary of her birth this year and we are remembering all the work she did for the poor and for children.
If Nano Nagle were alive today she would be the kind of person to win a Nobel Prize. Before her death in 1784, Nano had opened 7 schools for poor children across Cork city, founded an almshouse for poor women, and most notably, founded the Presentation Order, who continue her education and social inclusion work today. Our school was founded by the Presentation Sisters; and we celebrated her anniversary recently at a very special mass in St. Mary’s Parish Church. It was a fitting tribute to such a wonderful woman who has contributed so much to Irish society. First class loved the beautiful display about Nano created by the pupils and teachers of St. Mary’s.
Here is Ms. Wall’s class with the Waterford Senior Club Cup. Their teacher Ms. Wall recently won the Senior Co. Final with her club Ballymacarbry and she promised them they could hold the cup if she won!!!
This is Ms. Wall’s first class enjoying the beautiful sensory garden. They have been learning all about the 5 senses recently and this is a perfect place to test them out!!!
From touching and feeling the different textures of the plants to smelling the beautiful flowers to looking at the colourful murals and decorations it is a feast for the senses!!!