3 Mar


5th Class have been learning all about The Famine or ‘An Gorta Mór’. We have been exploring how the famine affected people’s lives in Ireland at the time and how we are still seeing the effects of the Famine today.  We talked about famine ships in detail and read different books about famine ships and the conditions on board. We then had to design and make our own famine ships based on all the information we had gathered.

The pupils had to plan their design and consider what materials they used. Three  materials had to be recyclable.Have a look at the amazing achievements of 5th Class who put so much hard work and effort into this project. Some even gave their ship a name! Fantastic.





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