We had some special visitors all the way from Papenburg in Germany last Friday morning. Johannes Pott, Hans Josef-Muller, and Rita Pott enjoyed an amazing performance by the school choir, visited all classes, and were greeted by the wider school community at assembly. Johannes told the children about Isle Ottefulling, her life in Dundalk and Germany, and why she founded the Ottefulling-Kinderstiftung. She had a difficult childhood, so after running a successful salami business for many years, she decided to share her wealth with others. By setting up a foundation to contribute to the schools and organisations that help children, her memory and generosity live on past her death.
Johannes donated 10,000 euro on behalf of the foundation to the school. We are all so grateful for this kind act, and we would like to thank our visitors for a lovely day!
We were met in store by Lauren, first she took us upstairs to leave our coats. We saw the staff eating their breakfast, watching TV and playing pool.
We went to the cheese counter and tasted cheddar, smoked and garlic & herb cheese. Then we went to the bakery, we saw a huge mixer, a pancake table, a tower of ovens and a bread slicer. Lauren let us taste ‘tiger’ bread, cheese bread and the best of all doughnuts. At the fish counter we were allowed to hold a fish and a crab – they were slippery, heavy and smelly.
We went behind the shop to see the store rooms and the big freezer – we got to go inside the freezer, it was so cold (-32).
We went back upstairs and tasted lots of different types of fruit – strawberries, blueberry, pineapple, raspberry, raisins.
We had a great day and said a big thank you to Lauren.
Recently Class 4 visited the town square to look around and get inspired.
Some of the students took rubbings of the paving slabs, some drew the flowers we saw in the fabulous planters, while others were mesmerised by the reflective water fountain shooting jets of water up into the air, we also took lots of photos.
Back in class we used lots of different materials to make an image inspired by the square.
Paint, sweet wrappers, tissue paper, photos, pressed flowers, sponge prints.
We took another trip to the tourist office to hand in our poster.
We were delighted when we won 2nd place in the competition and this lovely plaque.