On Thursday the 13th of December, Room 23, Mr Kelly, Ms Steen, Ms O’Keeffe and I packed up the keyboard, clarinet, guitars and Santa hats and we jumped on a bus. We drove to Clontarf Nursing Home. When we got there, Rimas and I set up the keyboard and the stand and then the children from Room 23 got ready to perform for the residents. They read poems and sang songs accompanied by the wonderful Mr Kelly and fantastic Ms Steen on the keyboard. Mr Kelly sang ‘Oh Holy Night’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. After the performance, we had sweets, crisps and a drink. We spoke to the residents and talked to them about soccer teams and what school was like long ago. We got back on the bus and we sang the whole way back to school. It was a great day.
Ana played 'Christmas Bells' on the keyboard
Hugh played 'The First Nowell' on the keyboard
Rachel, Caitriona, Naoise and Katherine read ‘Advent’ by Patrick Kavanagh
Daria, Erin, Siobhán, Duane, Maanas, Matthew and Conor told the Christmas story.
Roisin, Younis James and Rachel played 'Silent Night' while the class sang.
Cathal read his own poem.
Alan and Dexter read ‘The Present’ by Christy Kenneally
Dylan, Naoise and Caitriona performed Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer while the pupils sang.
Danyal thanked the staff on behalf of the school for allowing us to visit
written by Darragh Boyle