Our Trip to the Mansion House
Last November, the 4th classes participated in the Lord Mayor’s “Imagine Dublin in 2030” project.
On the 6th of May we went to the Lord Mayor’s House, in Dawson Street. We set off from approximately 10:00 and arrived at the Mansion House 40 minutes later. We went in and we met the Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn, in the Oak Room. He was wearing his Chain of Office. He spoke to us about all our ideas for Dublin in 2030. He also told us about some of the previous Lord Mayors. They all had a family crest and the oldest was Daniel O’ Connell’s one – he was Lord Mayor from 1841-1842.
Then we went outside to the garden so that the official photographers could take some photos of us with our paintings. Then it was time to bury the “Time Capsule”. The Lord Mayor put digital images onto a memory stick and put it in the “time capsule” and buried it carefully in the garden to be opened by the lord mayor in 2030.
Perhaps I’ll be Lord Mayor at that time!
Gerry, Room 3
The Mansion House
On the 7th of May all of the 4th classes went to the Mansion House to see the burial of the ‘Imagine Dublin-2030 time capsule’. In December 2013 we entered a competition where we had to imagine Dublin in 2030 and write a poem, story or draw a picture.
When we got to the Mansion House we looked at all the drawings, poems and stories that the children drew. After looking at these we went outside for the burial of the time capsule. Some children were very lucky because they got to help with the burial of the time capsule. In the time capsule there was a USB stick with all the entries.
After we buried it we went inside and had refreshments and some treats. We had a great time.
By Lili Fekete Room 7
The Mansion House
Last Wednesday all the fourth classes went to the Mansion house. It was great fun! First, we went into the oak room, and saw everyone’s pictures. They were brilliant! Oisin Quinn, the mayor, told us what people were doing to make the future better. We were there because of the imagine Dublin 2030 contest. Schools in Dublin drew a picture, wrote a short story, or made a poem about Dublin in 2030. It was also cool because we were in a room where Nelson Mandela once stood! Then we went outside to take pictures of our pictures (say that 10 times non-stop!). We saw the Mayor bury the time capsule with our pictures on a USB device in the ground. Then we went inside for refreshments. We also got pencils and postcards! Then we went to the playground for a treat. We had loads of fun! It was an amazing day!
By Rachel Murphy, Room 9.