Huge congrats to Bobby Quirke and Jamie Keating on getting their prize winning ball wall design painted by graffiti artist Joanne Murphy onto our local Faugh’s Hurling Club ball wall. What a fabulous design!
January and February can be wet dreary cold months but despite the storms and wet windy weather, we had a great half-term in St. Joseph’s. The art work by the boys demonstrates some of the themes and topics we covered such as the seasons with Winter about to end and Spring coming soon. The signs of nature awakening with bare trees sprouting buds, and early Spring flowers beginning to appear alongside swans nesting were demonstrated by the boys through their art work. Themes of Space and our Solar system and planets were also explored which led to construction with recycled materials. Art work using fabric and fibre was to be found everywhere. The Minions and Spider man featured a lot. Special days and celebrations like St. Valentine’s day where we showed love to one another and brought clay pieces and crafty gifts home to our loved ones, and the Chinese New Year where 2022 is the year of the Tiger were celebrated and explored through the joy of arts and crafts.
Our school was feeling the LOVE today – lots of quizzes and word searches on the history of St Valentine and flowers of all descriptions were carried into and out of school today. Beautiful cards and crafty bundles of love wrapped up with glue, paper, wool and clay were carried home carefully to loved ones. The boys in 3rd class gave a secret Valentine card to a class mate with a well chosen compliment for the receiver. A day of enhanced wellbeing for all.
Come and have a look at out boys’ art exhibition here
The boys in the 4th classes designed and created art pictures for the ball wall in Faughs G.A.A. club for the annual Faughs community project competition.
The aim of the project was to design something related to Faughs and its history that could be painted onto the ball wall. The winning entry will be painted onto the ball wall in October and the boys who designed it will be given their prizes by the Dublin manager, Mattie Kenny, in September.
Many thanks to Paul Dixon and his committee for their hard work and their commitment over the years in organising such a brilliant and enjoyable event.