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January-April 2017

YF Activities.

  •  Celebration of Chinese New Year-

Year of the rooster

  • Martin Luther King Day and project work.
  • Friendship Week
  • International Women’s Day-Project work on women in the past and present.
  • Art entries based on the theme of anti racism for SRTRC competition.
  • Marilyn Counihan  of KASI  held a cookery demonstration in school for the local community to raise funds for the log cabin being built in the community garden for the KASI group.
  • YF committee meetings.
  • Welcome t-shirts .Words of welcome in many languages. The children in the committees of YF ,GB and GS are involved in an initiative to greet and welcome parents/students/visitors in the mornings at main and side entrance speaking Irish/Polish etc.
  • Visit by Kerry county council poet in residence Maire Holmes to 4th classes exploring our many languages .
  • Our sincere congratulations to all involved in the campaign for Recognition of Travellers as an ethnic group.We extended our best wishes to those involved in YF,Kerry Traveller’s Project, Bridget Quilligan and Helena Clarke. (March 1st)
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge
  • La Glas
  • Very proud to have our school listed in The Irish Times April 5th in the article ‘Schools of Thought five big trends in innovation-specifically in the area of project development and social entrepreneurship.
  • Show and Tell Assemblies-Pupils dressed in traditional costumes and brought food/books/items associated with their cultures March 28th.
  • IMAD days. March 29th 30th.Approximately 40 volunteers/participants from the community in the field of music, art, drama, cultural initiatives and programmes hosted workshops for every class in the school .The pupils experienced 7 workshops over the course of the day.

Sincere thanks to the children on the YF committee who helped as guides and to Mr Gogsch.

The following are the list of participants and workshops.

Helena Clarke Ella Coffey Traveller Ethnicity,Kerry Travellers Project Star pupil programme

Roz Ward               Punch and Judy Puppet show

Fiona Crowley         Drama

Miguel & Elena Cid                Spain

Deborah O Keefe     Art

Tina Reed                  Art

Felix Power               Art

Eilish O Donoghue Sandra Chute   Games as Gaeilge

Victor                         Nigeria

Hannah  Hesman     America

Maureen Hegarty     Irish Dancing

Malachy Kelly            Circus Skills

Pauline Russell           Taichi

Tim O Shea & Samuel Afro Trad      Drumming

Helena Lyne            Stop motion animation

Sylwia,Jola,Ola,Anna,   =  Ms CB O Sullivan’s class.Natasha,Filip,Maks, Adam,Anthony, Victoria, Wiktoria,Zuzanna; Puppet Show based on the dragon of Krakcow

KASI: Kerry asylum seekers initiative

                      Jane _facilitator,Sally-Iraq, Daisy –Zimbabwe,

             Salwa, Samir-Syra   , Joni-facilitator, Athraee-Iraq,    Knowledge,Mantho and her daughter Kiara-Zimbabwe,      Debbie-New Guinea

                Gerard Lynch Noleen O Donnell       Waltzing

                Natalie Russell                                      Zumba

                Tom Collins                                           Jiving

          Siamsa Tire                           Group Drama skills

                Neasa ni Lionaird Oonagh McCarthy  Baking as Gaeilge

Our sincere thanks to all our participants.

We would also like to express our appreciation to the school canteen .

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