St.Olivers working with our partner schools throughout Europe. For more details visit traveling stories website Visit Website
We in St Olivers have made our Christmas plum puddings using a secret ingredient . Traditionally people in Ireland make all their puddings together 6 to 8 weeks before Christmas . People keep one pudding to be eaten around St. Patricks Day or Easter Sunday. As so much fruit is used in the pudding and long before Electric mixers it was the custom for everyone in the house to stir the mixture. On doing so they made a wish so this pudding has 28 wishes stirred into it. The longer you keep the pudding the more the taste matures. In fact it can last up to 1 year some people believe.We got 3 and a half puddings out of this mixture. Mr . Horgan got one as he supplied the magic ingredient , We experimented with steaming one in the microwave and one is on its way to one of you who loves your food and I am sure will appreciate the magic ingredient. Enjoy and as they say in Ireland Nollaig Shona.
We are delighted that our school has been sucessful in our application for this Comenius Project. We will be working alongside 12 other European countries. Our project will encompas the theme of plants and trees in our local environment. It will be cross-circular in interdisciplinary with hands-on activities leading to research based work using head heart and hands; all our senses ! Schools will have a 2 year lasting expanding exhibition. We will have meetings to exchange material , evaluate results and join the local project work. Everything will be published on the Comenius Website. We hope to encourage the contribution of local experts, ie farmers, scientists, artists etc and relevant organisations. We have chosen the POTATO as our main plant and we hope to develop the history of the potato and potato cultivation, recipes and food production. This is going to be a very exciting project and parents' participation will be very welcome. Our first meeting will be heldinTirnavos,Greece between 7th-14th October 2012 and Mrs. Maired Kerrisk (co-ordinator), Mr.Tommy Galvin and Ms Claire O'Sullivan will attend this meeting. We hope the project website will be up and running after this meeting and it will keep you informed of all future developments.
A busy start to 2012 as we visit some partner schools in Turkey, Denmark and Sweden. Mrs. Kerrisk has visited schools in Ismir, Turkey and Mr. D'Arcy, Mr.O'Sullivan and Mr. McDermott have visited schools in Denmark and Sweden. Watch Our Gallery section for photo updates. Teachers from Denmark will visit our school in early March.
See some pictures of this event here.