We finished it off in style with a pizza party!
And now one last look back to where it all began ...
Click here to view the No Fear Shakespeare version of Romeo and Juliet. You should be able to read it very quickly.
These are the past questions on drama. You will be answering on Romeo and Juliet.
Some of us girls from 39p went on a trip to Mayo with our English teacher Ms Cullen. It was a very long trip - six hours travelling in total! We arrived at the school at 5.45am. We were all like zombies. Most of us slept on the bus.
We got to St. Gerald’s College in Castlebar at 9am. We went straight to the gym to out up the big CoderDojo posters. After a little while, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Ciaran Cannon arrived at the school. There were a lot of photographers there along with RTE news.
After the photos were taken, we made our way to the gym. We listened to the students play music. They were very talented. We listened to speeches from Mr. Kenny, Mr. Cannon, Ms. Cullen and Mr. Hyland. The atmosphere in the gym was electric.
We were then given a tour of the technology rooms. The students and teachers gave us demonstrations of how they are using coding in their class. Blathin was interviewed by RTE news and she was excellent!
A little while later we were treated to some yummy food in the staff room. We feasted on sandwiches and buns. Principal Hyland escorted us to our taxi at 12.30 and we set off on the road to Drogheda. We were very tired on the bus home! We had a great day. You can check out our pictures in the blog post below.
- Sarah Donnelly
Europe Code Week takes place on 25th - 30th November. CoderDojo Drogheda will be hosting an event in our school. We had local photographer, John Smith, up in our school to take some photos of us coding. As Irish Ambassador for Europe Code Week, Ms Cullen had to do a serious amount of posing (but we think she enjoyed it).
This week is Anti-bullying week in St. Oliver's Community College. We have been reading and watching 'To This Day' by Shane Koyczan. It is a very powerful poem based on true stories. You can watch the shortened, YouTube animated version below or click here.
This week is Anti-bullying week in St. Oliver's Community College. Each class is incorporating the theme of friendship and togetherness into their class. In English, we decided to write anti-bullying raps!!
In the comments section, you can add your rap
We are entering the short story competition 'What would Ross do?'. It's in memory of a really cool guy who died of cancer in 2010. You can learn more about Ross by visiting his foundation's website here.
We had a very productive Open Night last night! Thank you so much to Bláthín, Sarah, Igor and Andrew who demonstrated how to use our blog and our Samsung tablets. A lot of effort went into preparing for last night but it was well worth it. We talked the ears off anyone who would listen to us!
This competition is open to all students. Your story might be picked and appear in a book of stories along with many celebrities. The competition is raising money for the Ross Nugent Foundation. Ross lost his fight with cancer in May 2010 but his family are keeping his spirit alive through their fundraising and interactions with young people.
Exam papers 2013:
You have just had a bad experience in a local restaurant. You were not satisfied with the response of the restaurant's staff to your complaints at the time. Write a review on the restaurant's web page in which you outline your complaints and describe the response of the staff. You should also suggest ways for the restaurant to improve the service that it provides to its customers.
*** There are three parts to this question***
1. Outline your complaints
2. Describe the response of the staff
3. Suggest ways for the restaurant to improve the service
This is an excellent new award aimed at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among Drogheda's students. You can find more information at www.droghedayounginnovators.com
Any students interested in attending this Saturday's Coderdojo in St. Oliver's should book their tickets through this site.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of love and loss. I cannot help but think that if Romeo and Juliet had just hashed out their problems with others, things may have turned out differently.
In the comments section, I want you to pretend that you are one of the star-crossed lovers. Write a diary entry, in which you pour your heart out. Let your troubles melt away and hopefully we can rewrite this ending!
In response to this blog post, we will be writing about ten (not so life changing) decisions we have made today.
Please leave your ten decisions as a comment below...
A very clever poem from Olamide:
Her eyes glisten like the moon in the darkness -
as bright as a diamond.
Her beauty is incomprehensible.
I'm talking about my one and only:
Niagara Falls: I love only and truly...
Amy's fabulous poem:
As the trees sway,
on this sweet day.
The flowers shine up high,
there isn’t a cloud in the sky.
Mother nature is calling,
the leaves have started falling.
Here is Andrew's excellent poem ;)
I journeyed to Africa on a research trip
With sweat dripping off my upper lip
I was in a small place in the Kenyan town
With the heat so bad I had the windows down
I heard a slight scream in the bushes ahead
I thought it was a person but it was a lion cub instead
He was very hurt and I saw a bone
So I picked him up and brought him home
He grew up from a little child
Then I released him into the wild
On Friday 14th December, we had a 'Santa Hat Day'. Everybody brought in €2 and a Santa hat. The money was donated to The Wheelchair Association.
I am an English teacher in St. Oliver's Community College, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland.