Maths/Science Week 2017

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Brendan Martin Cup Comes to RaLET

We had two very special visitors into the school today. We had Lyndsey Davey from the Dublin Senior Ladies Football Team and the Brendan Martin Cup. As we all know, Dublin beat Mayo in the Senior Football Final in Croke Park in September. 

The All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park smashed the record for the highest attended women’s sporting event of 2017. Dublin streaked to victory, 4-11 to 0-11, in an enthralling showdown that was played out in front of 46,286 people.

It was great to welcome Lyndsey to out school and we hope that she and her champion Brendan Martin will come and see us next year as well. Come on you girls in blue!!

Lyndsey also took some time to speak to some classes about what it is like to be part of the Senior Dublin Team. 

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Dress-Up Day for Charity

Just before the mid-term break, the whole school dressed up in some really cool/crazy outfits. We collected money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Check out the great photos below. 

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Bag Packing Fundraiser

Last weekend (October 20th-22nd) the PTA held their first fundraiser of the year; bag packing in Supervalu Lusk. We had lots of volunteers over the weekend and raised a wonderful €1440 to go towards new “Aistear” resources. Thank you to all of the volunteers and the generous customers of Supervalu. 

 

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End Poverty Day 2017

Our Journey To End Poverty Day

It was Tuesday morning after storm Ophelia and even though every school in the country was closed, the dedicated Rush and Lusk Educate Together N.S. Green School representatives were at the Rush and Lusk train station ready to do our bit to end poverty!

We bought our tickets and got on the train. Our train took us to Tara Street. Once we reached our destination we started to wander out of the train station towards the poverty stone. On the way we saw the Customs House and stopped to take a few pictures. Then we soon reached the poverty stone to join the other nine groups from Dublin City Centre.

We all gathered around the stone and sat down. We were all there to celebrate UN (United Nations) End Poverty Day. Before it started we were all called over to colour a paper Stop Poverty hand each and we got a special t-shirt to help spread the word about End Poverty Day.

After finishing our masterpieces we sat down again and the ceremony began. There were a lot of speeches made, including one by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. He spoke about poverty in Ireland and how we all need to work together to combat it. He was delighted that so many people made it there despite the storm. There were many other speeches. Lucy Walsh (me) and James Robertson from R.a.L.E.T. N.S. spoke on behalf of the schools that could not make it, while Shaun Dunne and Hailey Lombard introduced our Boat of Hope to the audience. Soon after the speeches we released all of the Boats of Hope, sending out our wishes to end poverty by 2030. The sail of our boat was a patchwork of different squares of material designed by each class. The R.a.L.E.T. boat (Go Go Dermo) quickly started picking up pace before surprisingly taking a sharp left down the canal, never to be seen again! We all said our last goodbyes, and watched the boats slowly drifting away.

Later we returned to our seats and sang along to the song ‘Something inside So Strong’. All the TV cameras were pointing at the small stage where the little group of people stood singing the song. Soon after we shared some cake and sandwiches that were generously offered and we had a well-deserved hot chocolate. Before heading home, we had a quick trip up the river to see the famine ship the Jeanie Johnston. We were all wrecked after a long, exciting day and soon returned back home with a smile on our faces.

By Lucy Walsh

at 5th Class R.a.L.E.T.

 

 

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Harvest Week 2017

We had “Harvest Week ” in our school this week, where classes picked fruit and vegetables from the school gardens and made food such as apple crumble, chutney and jam. Margaret and Darragh visited classes and gave classes some of the food, which was enjoyed by all!

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Thomas Ashe Art Winners

The winners and their prizes!

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Anti-Bullying Week 2017

It is Anti-Bullying Week in RaLET this week. 

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Park Day 2017

Great fun was had at Newbridge Park on Friday 29th September. The school spent the day in the park, playing games, doing a treasure hunt, visiting the farm, making nature art and even taking part activities where children challenged the teachers! The kids were victorious, as usual!

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Thomas Ashe Centenary 25 September 2017

The boys and girls of 5th and 6th Class attended the special celebration for the 100th year anniversary of the death of Thomas Ashe. The Defense Forces were part of the service as well as Fingal Old IRA and representatives (including RaLET’s own Áine Gaffney) from The Black Raven Pipe Band. There were speeches, music and poetry. A wreath was laid and there was an official raising of the Irish flag, while everyone sang Amhrán na bhFiann. Caoimhe Luccan from Simon’s 6th Class read part of the poem “Let Me Carry Your Cross”. 

You can read more about Thomas Ashe at:

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/looking-at-places/fingal/fingal-people/thomas-ashe/

Swipe to the left to look at photos of the ceremony!

 

 

 

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