Take a closer look at some the photographs that the boys enjoyed during the recent exhibition. They offer a fascinating glimpse into our town's history.
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.
Back in March we celebrated Proclamation Day in St. Corban's. Along with many schools around the country we remembered the men, women and children of 1916 and raised the tricolour. Well done to all the boys who made it a very special day and to all the parents who came in to experience the day with us. A special word of thanks to James and Tom from the Irish Defence Forces who brought a very special visitor in to see all the boys - Fionn the Irish Wolfhound!
Last Friday Ms. Behan’s and Mr. Ryan’s class went to the Anne Frank expedition (Mr. Rock's and Mr. O'Connor's went on Thursday). It was a really good day out as we were learning all about World War II.
First we went on the bus after little break and drove to Dublin. We were a little early so we had lunch in a park near Pearse Street.
After that we went into the library and watched a documentary about all the people hiding in the annex.
Then once it was over we were brought into the other section where there was information on the walls. Once we were finished that we had a quiz about racism.
I really enjoyed the day out as I learned a lot about Anne Frank.
Article by Eoghan S, photos by Eoghan K, St. Corban's Media Team.
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