There are just TWO MORE DAYS to add your suggestions for the future development and enhancement of Canon Killeen Park (closing date 30th September). NADDCo are delighted that 93 people have already submitted some excellent suggestions, but there is still time if you have not yet completed the online survey... TO HAVE YOUR SAY, simply click on this link to complete the online survey, and please feel free to share the link with others who might like to have their views heard..
Sixth Class have been discussing national and local tourism as well as place names and meanings as Gaeilge. On Friday 18th (which was a warm, sunny day!), we walked along the Greenway to Burrishoole Abbey which was founded in 1470. The class located the oldest gravestones including the Latin inscription dated 1623 on the O’Kelly altar tomb. We also found the grave of Fr Manus Sweeney (inscription is in old Gaelic lettering) and found etchings of surnames the same as our own.
On the second week back 2nd class did a quick science experiment. We wanted to see if washing our hands really made a difference. We got 5 slices of fresh bread. After lunch one person did not wash their hands and pressed one hand on a slice of bread which was then bagged. (The child then washed their hands!) The second child just used hand sanitiser and pressed their hand on the bread. The third child just washed their hands with water and pressed their hand into the bread.
2nd class went on a field trip to Princess Grace Park on Thursday 24th September. We collected twigs and leaves for our art and science lessons and enjoyed being out on a beautiful autumn day. We took 'the long way' back around the Quay, past the post office and the oratory. It was a wonderful trip to our outdoor classroom and we hope to do similar trips in the future. Thank you to Ms Noonan for coming with us.
Exciting Times! As many of you are aware, Canon Killeen Park was purchased by NADDCo (Newport And District Development Company) this year and they had hoped to hold a public meeting where your ideas could be gathered and fed in to the final design. With Covid-19 restrictions, a public meeting is just not possible, so the directors of NADDCo have set up on online survey to get input from the community. They are now working with artist and Newport resident Manuel Santiago to sk
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