On Monday, the Garda Armed Support Unit visited our school to show us their patrol car and to display the range of equipment it contains.
They turned on the sirens and showed us their protective clothing, taser guns, handguns, pepper spray and hand cuffs. They described each piece of equipment and what it is used for. It was fascinating!
We had great fun learning about the Armed Support Unit. Check out the pictures of our exciting day!
Last week, Sharon Cameron from Mayo County Council visited us and spoke to us about renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
She gave us lots of helpful tips and ideas about saving energy in our school, to helps us in achieving our second Green Flag, which is based on the theme of Energy.
We are very excited to be involved in the Green Schools programme and are working hard towards achieving our second Green Flag.
Check out our pictures!
Fr. Crosby visited us and taught us about the different colours that the priest wears to celebrate each of the liturgical seasons.
We learned that:
Fr. Crosby also taught us about the Brídóg and St. Brigid’s girdle.
We learned that the Brídóg is a doll made from straw, that was used to represent St. Brigid.
On the evening before St. Brigid’s feast day, she was welcomed into people’s houses in the form of Brídóg, in the hope that the saint would give a blessing to the family, ensuring good health and a good harvest.
St. Brigid’s girdle is an arch made from straw with a cross in the middle and signifies that God is always around us.
Have a look at our lovely crosses which we made to celebrate the feast of St. Brigid.
Thanks to all who brought in the rushes.
Did you know!?
According to tradition, a St. Brigid’s cross is normally hung by the entrance of a house to protect the house from fire and evil.
A new cross is made each year on St. Brigid’s Day and the old cross is burned to keep fire from the house.
The making of a St. Brigid’s cross is a ritual which signifies the beginning of early spring, which occurs on the 1st of February.