St. Clare’s school has pupils from over 16 different countries! These countries include Albania, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, India, Germany, The Philippines England, Romania, Georgia, Moldova, Congo and Ireland. Every year the school hosts an Intercultural Day at which the pupils from all the different nations present different facts about their country. Ms. Redmond helps the children in creating all the different displays. Parents also attended the day.
Siobhan Parkinson also attended the event. She is the current Laureate na nÓg. “Laureate na nÓg is a position awarded in Ireland once every two years to a distinguished writer or illustrator of children’s books. It was set up by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2010” (Wikipedia). During the year she also worked with the fifth class in creating their own books! That was an amazing experience for everyone involved and a real privilege. You should come to the school and read some of the amazing books.
Check out some of the other photos of the day here as well.
Today at St Clare’s we had our German Day.Our German teacher Mrs Redmond organised a food display full of traditional German Christmas food. Everyone had a turn to go down to the hall to try them all, first it was the four classes that learn to speak German and then continuously down the classes. We also had a visit from Sister Bernadette and Sister Mary. Every year in Germany in towns they have a Christmas market.In these Christmas markets people set up stalls and sell handmade things like ornaments,food and gifts. Here is a link that gives you the history of German Christmas Markets.
Listen to interviews with Sister Bernadette and Sister Mary here.