The 5th class girls of Room 14 have been very busy over the last month slowly turning their classroom into a museum commemorating the events of the 1916 Rising. On 14th March, they got a chance to open their doors to visitors who came to view all of the displays (and to have a cup of tea with some delicious treats :-))! They were even dressed in clothes typical of the time!
Sophia welcomed everyone at the door with a smile and encouraged our visitors to sign our proclamation visitor book.
Emily, Áoibhe and Hannah were our wonderful tour guides. They helped make sure that none of our lovely displays were missed!
Cerys, Caoimhe, Skye and Áine showed off their amazing artwork depicting key scenes from Easter weekend, 1916.
Alana and Emma showed 'the other side of the story' with their great power point presentation about life in Britain during the same time period.
Alannáh, Ella and Eve presented a display of food typical of 1916 and the refreshments and delicious home baking ensured they had a steady line of visitors!!
Wiktoria and Ashlenne helped their visitors to take a virtual tour of the key battlegrounds of that weekend 100 years ago.
(They also showed off their super sewing skills by doing an extra mini-project on clothing of the time.)
Ella proudly explained the history of the Irish flag at her station.
Alyiah and Lana had written their own 'proclamation of today' with their vision of what the future of Ireland should entail based on the aspirations of the seven signatories.
Emma, Hally, Jessy and Hannah made an excellent model of the GPO along with a display of facts on this key building.
Sophie did a personal project on Boland's Mills which she was proud to share while Alannáh did the same. Both girls had relations who fought in the rising.
Mia, Carrie, Molly and Alesia presented projects on some key women of 1916- a very important topic in our girls' school.
Finally, Kate and Ellen showed off a large display of items and artefacts of the time, very kindly donated by each of the other groups, with some personal items from Hally, Mia and Emily. Some of these items were from girls' relations who also fought in The Rising.
Earlier in the afternoon, the two 5th class had come together in the school hall to perform a narrative based on the seven signatories and the important women that helped shape the story of 1916. They also sang the songs 'Grace' and 'Óró 'Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile' beautifully.
Below are some more memories from the day. Well done everyone. You did yourselves proud!
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