Category Archives: History

6th Class History Trail

Greystones Trail Photos

For the past few weeks 6th class have been learning about the history of Greystones.

Firstly, we conducted interviews with people in our families who have been living in Greystones for a long time. The following day in class we did KWL charts and saw lots of interesting pictures on www.greystonesguide.ie.

On Thursday, we all went on a walk to St. Crispin’s Cell. We started at our school then walked down by the marina. We continued along the cliff walk towards Bray and then arrived at St. Crispin’s Cell. There, we learned that St. Crispin was the patron saint of shoemakers and the cell that is there now was once a small medieval church. On our way back to school we walked through Redford estate.

When we got back to school, teacher gave us a questionnaire to see how well we knew the history of Greystones. I’m glad to say I answered quite a lot of them!

Overall, we had a fun and interesting time learning about the history of Greystones. Thank you to Ms. Brennan and Mr. O’Neill for bringing us on such a lovely and fun walk.

Written by Abbie S.

Celebrating 1916

This month we have been celebrating 100 years since the 1916 proclamation was signed. Keep an eye on the blog as more videos and photos will be added over the coming days. Don’t forget to leave a comment.

Irish dancing classes take place after school on Wednesdays. Contact the school
in you are interested in this and we will forward you contact information.

4th, 5th and 6th classes celebrating 1916 –

Senior Easter Rising Commeration

1916 Easter Rising Corner

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2016 is a very important year in Ireland, as we remember the events of the Easter Rising 100 years ago. Classes in St. Kevin’s will be learning all about the Easter Rising over the next few weeks.

Take a look at the 1916 Easter Rising Corner at the top left of the blog. There are lots of fun things you can try and explore to learn even more about 1916. Here are some of the things you can click into;

  • A Virtual Tour – where you can explore Dublin city now and then through videos, photos and audio files
  • Songs and lyrics – practise, learn or just listen to songs written about the Rising
  • Videos – watch videos explaining all about what happened, including the people and the places
  • 1916 Easter Rising and Dublin Zoo – find out what happened to the animals of Dublin Zoo when the rebellion took place
  • 1916 Easter Rising…and Minecraft?! – watch some cool Minecraft videos of two of the most famous buildings where the Rising took place. Could you build them?

Let us know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!

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Exploring the Titanic! – 2nd class

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Mr. McCarthy’s 2nd class have been exploring the Titanic in 3D! After researching and sketching their own rooms, they went on a digital scavenger hunt through the mighty ship. Check out the video of our time travelers in action below.

Oh! If you want to explore the Titanic in 3D yourself, click on the picture above. Happy exploring everyone!