Fifth Class

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Autumn Term

Another year and another artistic class. We started off the term with some I.D. art.

We tried some one-point perspective art – medium :water colour.

Here are our one-point perspective colour wheels- medium: oil pastel.

We experimented with palette knives and poster paint mixed with wallpaper paste on wallpaper. The results were amazing:

National event – Commemoration of the sinking of the RMS Leinster on October 10th

We learned about the sinking of the mail boat, the RMS Leinster, off the coast of Dun Laoghaire, 100 years ago. We did a project and learned about some of the people who were on the boat on that fateful day.

On the day (10th October) we went down to Dun Laoghaire to take part in the commemoration. We were supposed to go on a boat trip out to the Kish Lighthouse – near where the ship was torpedoed – but unfortunately that was cancelled due to bad weather.

We walked down to Dun Laoghaire anyway and heard the church bells ring out at 9.45 – the time the first torpedo struck the boat. Then we walked along the pier and saw the national commemoration begin.

This is us at the anchor of the RMS Leinster:

There were some historical displays on Patrick Street and we had great fun with actors dressed as police officers

or army personnel of the time and with an old army tank:

We also went to the maritime museum:

We finished our trip with lunch in the People’s Park and an ice-cream from Teddy’s.