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Comenius Project

St.Olivers working with our partner schools throughout Europe. For more details visit traveling stories website  Visit Website

Our Dutch Visitors from Buitenpost, Friesland.

On Sunday 9th March 2014, eight visitors from our partner school in Buitenpost, Freisland, Holland travelled to Killarney to visit our school. Four children ( 2 boys and 2 girls) , 2 teachers and 2 directors of their school made the trip.

On Monday 10th March they all visited the School and the children participated in 5th class for the morning whilst the teachers and directors were shown various classes and how our school functioned on a daily basis. In the afternoon they went to visit Muckross House and Ladies View and in the evening the children went home to stay with their host families. The adults stayed at the Fairview Hotel in town.

Read more: Our Dutch Visitors from Buitenpost, Friesland.

Mrs.McGough's 4th Class visit to a Potato Factory.

Fourth class trip to Castlecor

On Monday the 17th of February I went on a trip to Castlecor Potato Factory, in Kanturk, Co.Cork, with my class. It took us one hour to get to Kanturk by bus from Killarney. When we got there, we put on our wellies and rain jackets

Castlecor Potato factory is owned by a man named Edward English. Castlecor supplies Lidl shops around the country with rooster potatoes. They also produce some Kerrs pink, which they distribute to local shops. Our guide for the day was a very friendly man called Steena.

Read more: Mrs.McGough's 4th Class visit to a Potato Factory.

Plants and Art in St. Olivers Autumn 2013

The Children in St Olivers have been very busy since returning to school in September. The Autumn has really come in all its glory and they have been very busy in our school garden collecting leaves, fruits and berries and making some wonderful Art from their harvesting. Some wonderful pieces of Art were on view in all our corridors and classrooms and we can only be thankful for the abundance of nature all round our school grounds and that the children are free to enjoy it. To view the art , please visit our Gallery Section to view just some of the Autumn Art in St. Olivers.

 

The Super Spud

History of the potato

It is a native of Peru and Bolivia, and was taken by the Spanish to the Canary Islands circa 1570, after which it travelled onto Spain and mainland Europe.

It travelled back to America in 1719. It travelled in a big circle and came by Jamestown circa 1620. Many traders brought it to Asia and it went on further to Australia. Sir Walter Rally introduced it to Ireland

Find out more information about The Super Spud in this document.  The Potato

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