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Songwriting workshop

In February 25 choir members took part in a Songwriting workshop with Kenn from Craftzone. They wrote their own song and recorded it using special software and equipment. The song is called The Maelers Song and they even recorded a video to go with the song. Below you can see some photos of the workshop, some of our talented members even made up dance moves to go along with the song. We hope to have a link to the video and song up on the website soon.

You can find further information on www.craftzone.ie

click on this link to see the video on youtube

Mr Corcoran's Retirement Concert

Here are some more photos of the wonderful celebration we had for Mr Corcoran on his last day in Scoil Maelruain Senior on February 29th.You can make out some of the great portraits and pictures of Mr Corcoran that decorated the hall, including the life size 3D Mr Corcoran made by Ms Carty’s class. Although it was a sad day we all enjoyed the celebrations. Wishing you a very happy retirement Mr Corcoran.

Incredible Edibles come to Scoil Maelruain!

Students from Ms Biesty’s 5th class and Mr Fitzgerald’s 6th class have taken up the Incredible Edibles challenge to grow lettuce, turnips, potatoes, carrots and strawberries in the school. So far we have planted the lettuce and turnip seeds in little pots and are waiting for them to germinate before replanting them in the raised bed alongside the carrots. The potatoes have their own planting bag to grow in and the strawberry plants will arrive after the Easter holidays. Fingers crossed we have some yummy fruit and vegetables to taste and cook in June!

5th Class (Ms Biesty) visit the Jeanie Johnston & Hugh Lane Gallery

After learning all about the Potato Famine, we took a trip into town on the Luas to visit the Famine Ship – the Jeanie Johnston- and see what life was like for the people who made the journey to Canada during the Famine times. We had a great guide who showed us around and answered all our questions. Then we went on to the Hugh Lane Gallery to look at the Francis Bacon studio and some paintings by Jack B. Yeats. Despite the bad weather we had a great day out!