All about Palm Oil – Room 6

Some of our students in Room 6 are very passionate about persuading students, teachers and families to be aware of the consequences of Palm Oil production. They have created an S.P.O Group (Stop Palm Oil) and have written he following and requested that it be posted on our school blog. We love to see students passionate about causes that they believe in:

 

“Hi everyone! Have you heard of Palm Oil? Well; of you haven’t we will tell you. It is a type of oil that comes from Palm trees (hint in the name).

Palm Oil production…is destroying animals homes. It has been reported that Palm Oil production is responsible for destroying 40% of the world’s rainforests; that’s 40% of certain animals homes like the orangutan, rhino, gibbon, cotton top monkey, chimp, sun bear, cassowary tree kangaroo and elephant. It is therefore threatening their very existence. There are less than 275 Sumatran rhinos, 500 tree kangaroos and 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.

 

You may think this has nothing to do with you but palm oil is actually in a lot of the foods that you eat; Nutella, skittles and peanut butter for example along with some brands of butter. You can avoid plm oil by checking the ingredients before you buy. Palm oil is in some kinds of shampoos and conditioners also. It is hard to give up pal oil but is IS possible. Many people in the S.P.O group here in our school have given it up. You need to be very carfeul; companies are trying to huide palm oil in the products by calling it palm fat or palm shea. Vego is a very nice and chocolatey alternative to Nutella. Meridin peanut butter is palm oil free.

 

If you join the S.P. O you can help to spread the word and saves the lives of many endangered animals.

St. Vincent De Paul

The boys and girls in Room 15 went to the St. Vincent De Paul charity shop in Rathmines to drop off the last of the food donations from St. Louis.

We have helped so many families this year. Well done to everyone who donated.

St. Vincent De Paul Food appeal 2018

The boys and girls in St. Louis were very generous this year and donated a massive 70 boxes of non-perishable food to families in our community.

It is great to know that there are generous pupils, parents and teachers in St. Louis.

We hope it makes a big difference this Christmas.

Learning about gender stereotyping

Room 11 were learning about gender stereotyping, and RTE News2Day came into our class to find out what we thought! Gender stereotyping is when some people think that certain characteristics or jobs belong only to boys or girls. We loved learning about how the filming, editing and producing happens.

Have a watch to see what we think!

https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/news2day-30001385/10967278/ (PS, We start at 05.05!)

 

Being thankful in Room 15

Today they celebrate Thanksgiving in America so in Room 15 we decided to think about all the things in our lives that we are thankful for.

We talked about it as a group and then made these lovely posters that we will hang up at home to help us remember just how lucky and grateful we all are.

UNICEF World Children’s Day celebration

On November 20th all of the pupils in St. Louis celebrated World Children’s Day.

We wore in blue clothes and donated money to help UNICEF children’s charity.

Shoe box appeal in Room 17

When we did the shoe box appeal we collected 23 shoe boxes in room 17. Somethings we put in the shoe boxes were clothes, toys, brushes and skipping ropes etc. We hope the children we gave the presents to are happy.

By Alex Plesca & Darragh O’Brien

Halloween in Room 17

When Halloween was coming up we decided to put up Halloween decorations. This Halloween was very fun in St. Louis Primary school.

By Alex Plesca & Darragh O’Brien

GOAL jersey day in Room 17

On goal Jersey Day we raised 65 euro from room 17.  And we hope we will raise more money next year. 😊 On Jersey Day we wore Jerseys.  The most popular jersey was the Ireland jersey.

By Alex Plesca & Darragh O’Brien

Team Hope shoe box appeal 2018

St. Louis was very happy to take part in the Team Hope Shoe box appeal.

The shoe boxes were filled with lots of different toys and clothes for boys and girls around the world who are less fortunate than us.

WOW – look how many boxes we filled to donate to others this Christmas??!!

Well done everyone who donated!