Our Lady of Lourdes Feb 1

DO YOU KNIT OR CROCHET: Limerick - A Well – Knit City is a ‘yarn bombing’ project to celebrate learning and friendship in adult community education across the city. As part of the Aontas learning Festival on Wednesday February 26 we want to transform a local park (corner of Sexton Street / Parnell Street) into a colourful exhibition of craft.

DO YOU KNIT OR CROCHET: Limerick - A Well – Knit City is a ‘yarn bombing’ project to celebrate learning and friendship in adult community education across the city. As part of the Aontas learning Festival on Wednesday February 26 we want to transform a local park (corner of Sexton Street / Parnell Street) into a colourful exhibition of craft.

Knitters take the opportunity to create covers for trees, bird boxes, tool boxes, benches. We will provied the objects and some wool to get you or your way.

Knit or crochet a square or circle minimum size 8 x 8 inches in any colour. Make as many as you like, the more the better. For more information please contact Catherine Alymer at 0877642659.

 

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES IN OUR LADY OF LOURDES: There is a wide variety of recreational classes taking place in Our Lady of Lourdes Action Centre. From Yoga, Art & Design, creative writing, Stress management to conversational Irish and beginners guitar classes. All classes cost €20 for 10 weeks. Contact 061 – 228596 for further information.

Sit n’ Sip Cafe: Community Centre.- We are continuing to run a Fiver Friday offer in the cafe - main course and homemade dessert for 5 euros! Wide selection of home made desserts for 2 euros to enjoy with our Bewleys freshly ground Fairtrade Coffee or Tea. Homemade apple tarts made daily. Take away service available including our very popular family meal deal - feed your family of four for 10 euros - give yourself a break and your family a nutritious meal.  All catering queries welcome. Call Emer for further information - 061 - 228596.

BREAKING NEWS : A new full time beauty service will be availble from the Centre from the beginning of February. Make up, waxing, tinting, spray tans and all other beauty treatments will be available here in our community. The new beauty salon will be located next to Niamh’s Hair Salon to the rear of the Cafe. 

Analogue Devices kindly donated the sum of 400 euros for arts and crafts materials and books for Childworld Creche. We are very grateful for their consideration. 

Congratulations to local man Frank Dunne who graduated in January from UL with Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and New Media. Frank completed his CO-OP here with us at the community centre in OLOL  we send best wishes to him his Partner Cathy and their son Barra from all the staff at the centre.


Our Lady of Lourdes School: Ms. Maguire’s Junior Infants are learning the letter ‘t’ this week. They have to learn the sound, it’s shape, how to write it and how to sound it out when they find it in words. It’s a challenging task when you are in your first year of school and you’re only four years old! What better way to learn the letter than by having a ‘tea and toast’ party. That’s exactly what the Junior Infants did this Friday. They got the Toaster, Teabags, the Teapot and everything else they needed to have a lovely breakfast party with their teacher. They really enjoyed themselves, sipping tea, eating toast and having a good old talk with the teacher. Well done to Junior Infants.

At the other end of the school, sixth class have been taking part in a project called the Junior Entrepreneur Project, where they had to come up with a money making enterprise. The class divided into 3 groups for a ‘Dragon’s Den’ type presentation. The ‘Dragons’ were none other than Mrs. Gallagher and Ms. Fitzgerald, who put the kids through the paces. The first group of Junior Entrepreneurs to present was Jamie Griffin, Oliver Nowak and Jack Molloy. They had an business idea, where they invited investment from their classmates to set up a ‘Breakfast Club’ in the school for a week, selling tea, coffee, toast, cereal etc. The second group of entrepreneurs was the girls, Fumi Ezomo, Angela Kelly, Anita Ydav, Leah Ryan, Mya Barry and Tara Daly. Their business idea was to set up a shop selling handmade jewellery. Their business was called ‘Bracelads and Bracelasses’. The third group was led by Eugene Conway, Ross Keogh and Ameen Popoola. Their idea was to run a fun day in the school when the younger kids could have an opportunity to get revenge on Sixth Class. The kids (and teachers) would be charged to aim wet sponges at sixth class, take penalty shots and a stall would be set up selling ice cream and cold drinks. Great credit is due to the sixth class. They researched their prospective businesses thoroughly and presented to the ‘Dragons’ with clarity and accuracy. The next step for our young business people is to invite a local entrepreneur to the classroom to share some expertise with the next generation.

The ‘A Leanbh’ programme began this week with the Early Start children and their parents. This is an 8 week programme, where parent and child enjoy special time together, enjoying and experiencing making music. The group is facilitated by Maeve from Blue Box Therapies and it’s aim is to give parents and children the opportunity to develop the special parent child bond in the safe school environment through the pleasure of making music.

Incredible Years School Age programme has also begun in the Parents Room. Unfortunately, we have no more places on this 10 week course, as we have been oversubscribed. This course is for parents of children aged between 6 years and 12 years, often when behaviour becomes more challenging and difficult to deal with. This week we focussed on activities we can do with children of that age that are cheap and easy to organise.

Fifth class girls were guests of Presentation Secondary School this week as the Transition Years put on their annual ‘Junk Couture’ fashion show. This is a fabulous experience for the girls as they get to see how the post primary girls design and create fashion from things we normally discard. Well done to the imagination and creativity of the girls from Pres this year. We wish you every success in the national competition.