4th class trip to the Mansion House!

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.


Maths time in Room 3!

The boys and girls in Room 3 were investigating maths problems.

They were discussing how big is a squared metre.

They were also finding out about the weight of different objects.

Room 3 – Adventures with ‘Mouse’

Room 3 took a trip with ‘Mouse’ to Ranelagh Gardens.

They were very busy examining stream life.

Sheena Wilkinson visits the 4th Classes

On Monday the 28th April, at one o’ clock, a famous author Sheena Wilkinson came to visit the 4th classes in St. Louis S.P.S.  It was really fun.

Sheena Wilkinson brought in three of her books; one of the books was called ‘Too Many Ponies’ and she wrote that one for our age group.  We are currently reading ‘Too Many Ponies’ in our class.  At the moment we are on chapter seven.

Sheena Wilkinson talked to us about the importance of reading and the challenges faced when writing a book. She read us some of her writing from when she was our age and she also read us some of her published book ‘Too Many Ponies’.  It was really interesting.

By Caitlín Mooney



Room 3 – Trip to Ranelagh Gardens

We went to Ranelagh Gardens with ‘Mouse’ in early January to do some bird watching.

Room 3 – master cyclists

Room 3  really enjoyed their cycling safety course with Don.

They were very proud to receive their certificates.

Christmas Tree of Coins

Here are Room 3 at the tree of coins with Santa.

What great crowns are on display!



More science in Room 3

Room 3 completed experiments to show how strong one A4 sheet of sugar paper is!

Can you believe that, depending on the way the paper is folded or rolled, it can support the weight of over 1500g.

Science in Room 3

As part of Science Week, the boys and girls in Room 3 were invited to attend a Dublin Zoo workshop on the animal conservation in Rathmines Library.

Lisa gave us lots of interesting facts. We even learned how to make butter!

Thanks to Owen, from Rathmines Library for organising it.