The exhibition took us all back 100 years or more in pictures to a Naas of bygone days. It offered us the opportunity to compare and contrast many unique images of the town 100 years ago to how they look today. Although many buildings have changed and indeed some have disappeared altogether, there are many that have retained a remarkable similarity. The owners and the businesses may have changed but many buildings are still recognisable from those earlier days.
The images old and new allowed us to see and visualise the great changes in the social history of the town and its people over the last century. We took a look back at Naas pictured in a more leisurely and a less hectic time, while at the same time comparing it today as it appears in the hustle and bustle of the 21st century.
Mr. Larry Breen from Naas History Society liaised with Ms. B. Dunne to make this wonderful exhibition happen in our school hall. Rafal hung all the photos with care and all the classes were thrilled to see over 100 photos.
We celebrated Safer Internet Day at St. Corban's on the 9th of February, alongside many schools nationwide. An awareness of Internet Safety and Cyberbullying has become vital in recent times with the growth of Internet access, usage and social media. To raise awareness at St. Corban's, the ICT Team ran a school art competition. The children from 1st to 5th classes were asked to work in pairs to come up with a slogan and a picture that depicts Internet Safety and Cyberbullying.
Congratulations to Fionn & Edward (1st class), Cillian & Luke (3rd class) and Michael & Tadhg (5th class) who created the winning entries and each won a €10 Smyths gift card.
More information on Internet Safety can be found at www.webwise.ie.
Mrs Kelly's 5th Class Imaginative Village Construction:
Alan Nolan is a comics writer, graphic designer, artist and co-creator of the horror series Sancho. He is the creator of The Big Break Detectives Casebook, a graphic novel for younger readers, and the 'Murder Can Be Fatal' mysteries. Ms. Dunne's 3rd class and Ms. McCarville's 4th class went to Barker and Jones as part of World Book Day celebrations for a workshop with Alan. All the boys received a bookmark, postcard and their own mini comicbook which was started by Alan and could be finished at home. He showed how to draw characters and signed some copies of his books for the class.
Recently, Ms.Kelly’s, Mr.O’Reilly’s and Mr.Lane’s class went to the P.E. hall to make movies with a unique animation type called stop animation.
The person who helped us was an artist by the name of Mick Fortune. We used lego, toys etc to create our movies. We also used small cameras that we used manually with our hands as well as cameras on tripods wired up to a laptop.
Our movies were roughly only ten seconds long but took almost an hour and a half to be made. Our storylines varied but we all made our movies in the same way.
It was fun and exciting to make our movies especially because we were with our friends and, although it was also hard to come up with a storyline, everyone did it in time. We also put sound on our movies. In order to do that Mick got a voice recorder, replayed the movie and told us to make whatever sound we thought fit.
Ethan (Room 12).
Mr. O'Reilly's Class
Ms. Kelly's Class
Mr. Lane's Class
Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone here at St. Corban's. We hope you have a wonderful day! Have a look at the gallery below for some pictures from around the school.
The boys making their First Communion this year will tonight celebrate the Sacrament of First Penance. The ceremony takes place in the school hall which has been decorated beautifully by the boys, their teacher and our SNAs. Well done to all involved, a wonderful evening is in store.
This year's Halloween at St. Corban's is turning out to be very good indeed. From decorations to spooky stories the school looks wonderful.
I had a very enjoyable time looking at all the students dressed up and having fun. The decorations put a smile on everyone's face.
Best wishes to all and have a happy Halloween!
This post was written by David with photographs by Tony. School Website Team 2012.
Have a look at some of the pieces we created using an iPad and computers for Digital Art Week.
Mr. Lane's Class
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