Archive for June, 2013

June Newsletter.

  Mercy Primary School Newsletter June 2013   Welcome to the final newsletter of 2013. Whew! What a busy year we have had. It is hard to believe that we are at the end of another school year. We are getting ready to say goodbye to our lovely 6th class and to welcome our new […]

Lovely Lullymore

              Second Class went to Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park for their school tour. First we explored the forest. Here we took a step back in time as we visited an old thatched Famine cottage and a soup kitchen. Next, we found a very unusual school called a Hedge School. Some […]

Sunny Sunflowers

      Second Class planted sunflower seeds in late Spring. We gave the seeds plenty of sunlight and water to help them grow. Within a few weeks little green shoots appeared. They grew taller and taller. Every girl kept a sunflower diary and we measured our flowers from time to time. We are having […]

Second Class visited the Playground

Second Class visited the local playground. We had great fun on the swings, slides, climbing frames and roundabouts. PE is so much fun!        

We love Reading

Second Class took part in a Reading Challenge in Birr Library recently. They were very busy in the last term reading as many books as they could. Altogether the children read 353 books. Well done  Every girl received a certificate. Here is a picture of us receiving our certificates in the library.  

Choir Concert June 21st 2013

On Friday June 21st, Mercy Primary School held their first ever choir concert in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre.                 June 21st was National Music Day. The choir concert was a wonderful way to mark this special day. The girls sang a huge array of songs ranging from many eras and many […]

Tip Top Tour!

Town Trail Local Studies


Our local studies.

                 We studied change and continuity in some shops and businesses in Birr. We compared old photos with modern photographs.  We also learned the history of markets and fairs in Birr, where and when they were held and what may have been sold.

Our own little Hundertwassers!


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