This year our Science Blast question is: How Do Broken Bones Heal? Firstly we watched and discussed a video on the human skeleton. We learned that we have 300 bones at birth and 206 when we are fully grown adults. We learned that vitamin D and calcium are very good for our bones. We explored […]
Padraig Duncan came to school to teach us how to make jam. He gave us yummy soda bread and jam to taste. He talked to us about how lucky we are to live in Clonown as we are surrounded by nature. Padraig also carved two pumpkins with us. We put the pumpkins in the Community […]
Music is a very important part of our school day. We learn the tinwhistle in school and we take part in many concerts throughout the year. Musicians often come in and play for us. Here is Stephen Ducke playing some Traditional Irish Tunes on the flute in October.
In 1995, we decided to plant a mini meadow. Padraig turned the sod and then we covered the bed with newspaper and polythene. In Spring we went to Sandro for seed. We took up the polythene, raked the soil and planted the seed. No digging!!
In 1995, we planted a butterfly garden. Again we mulched the grass with cardboard. We spread topsoil on top. The worms do all the digging in our school! They move up through the cardboard, take the topsoil or compost and bring it down through the cardboard or newspaper again. They improve the soil, making it […]
There are 28 pupils in our school. Fiona O’Neill, the Principal, teaches 3rd to 6th Class and Lisa Quigley teaches Junior Infants to 2nd Class. Grainne Keane is our Special Education teacher and she is based in our school. Brendan Deehan is our Special Needs Assistant. We are a committed Green School and we are […]
We are now taking enrolment applications for the school year 2019 – 2020. Please contact the school to make an appointment. Welcome to the Clonown National School website. Here you can find information about our school, our wildlife garden and our Green School’s Project. If you require any additional information or if you would like […]