6th class were so excited to have the opportunity to turn the soil on the grounds of what will soon be our new school! Even though we’ll be gone from the school when it’s ready we’re really excited to return … Continue reading →
As part of maths week, 6th class visited the Casino in Marino to take part in a workshop called “geometry jenga”. We learned a lot about the architecture of the famous landmark, the tricks that were used when building it, … Continue reading →
On Monday the 2nd of February children from 5th and 6th class took part in the annual Ballygall Credit Union Quiz. 8 teams took part in all and everyone had a fantastic time!
In the end, a team from 5th class took home 1st prize in category A, while a 6th class team took home 3rd prize in the B category. The team from category A will be moving on to the next round in a few weeks. Congratulations to them and to everyone who took part!
Yesterday was Diwali, the festival of light. People decorated their homes to welcome the goddess Lakshmi of wealth. Diwali started when the god Ram defeated Ravana the evil, ten headed demon. Diwali lasts for five days and on each day there is something new to do. Today people do rangoli designs and use milk to make little footprints showing that Lakshmi came into the house. Today the Lakshmi Puja also takes place. Everyone makes lots of sweets to offer to the gods and afterwards they eat them!
Indians wear lovely clothing on Diwali. Men wear kurtas and women wear saris. The woman also put Mendhi or as many people call it, Henna on their hands. People light up the house with candles and give sweets to other family and friends. Gifts are given to everyone.
The third day is known as Bhaubeigh .this day is when the brother wishes for his sisters or cousin sisters well being .The brother feeds the sister an indian sweet and gives her a gift and the sister does the same.
The people in India call friends and family to their house and they have a party. The children play with firecrackers with lots of adults supervising too. Diwali is celebrated in all parts of India. Diwali is the most famous festival in India.