St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

We celebrated St Patrick’s Day by doing lots of fun activities such as Irish dancing, Storytelling, making Irish potato cakes, making shamrocks and completing a Leprechaun obstacle course.

First of all Ms Bernadette explained to us the meaning of St Patrick’s Day and read a story about Cú Chulainn, a heroic character who killed the verorious hound of King Culann . He then became the protector of the King and his birth name of Setana was changed to Cú Chulainn ‘The Hound of Culann’ . Ms. Bernadette explained that her Gaelic name is Dhonnaghcú (Donoghue) which means ‘dark hound’. We did paintings of the Kings Castle and the chariot that this brave warrior paraded on. We also dressed up as warriors which the boys especially enjoyed this Irish Legend.

Ms Bernadette and the children then made potato cakes. This is a popular Irish recipe that is past on down from generation to generation in Ms Bernadette’s Irish family culture.

After making potato cakes Ms Gemma had a Leprechaun obstacle course set out in the playground. The aim was to slide down the rainbow and leap from shamrock to shamrock until we reach the pot of gold at the end, which had a ticket to walk over to the art table and make our shamrock pictures.


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