Friday, February 4, 2011

Coral Reef

Form Primary have been researching the environment of the gravely endangered Coral Reef. Their research has taken two paths; that of reading and drawing (some of which are posted below). The website Reef Relief has information as well as some beautiful pictures all about Coral Reef Ecosystems.
The fragility of the Coral Reefs has also been highlighted in the travelling exhibition; The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. This exhibit helps to explain both the mathematical structures of coral through crochet as well as drawing attention to the environmental crisis surrounding it.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Google Art Project

 Google has launched the Art Project. Art Project is a collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to allow people to discover and view many artworks online in extraordinary detail.

In short, it is just like Google Street view but inside various art museums. You can move around the halls and explore all the artwork in detail.
With the Google Art Project, people anywhere in the world will be able to learn about the history and artists behind a huge number of works by simply clicking a mouse.

Learn more on the youtube link below or go directly to the Google Art Project HERE.

Monday, January 31, 2011

An Báinín

Saturday evening witnessed the first gathering of the new An Báinín club. This club is available to pupils as part of Saturday evening activities. An Báinín is a knitting club and is the brain child of a group of Form V girls. The girls have turned to knitting not just for the sake of learning a craft, but also because they benefit from its therapeutic properties, plus they can create functional and useful pieces of wool craft.

The resurgence of knitting as a pastime is evident in the number of knit classes running all over the country. 'This is Knit', a shop in Dublin City Center, holds classes and stocks all necessary tools and equipment needed to indulge in the craft. They even offer some free knitting patterns to get you started.