Juniors: Learn, Paint, Eat, Play!

Everything has been compartmentalised in this covid era: the co-operative learning and cross-curricular cross-pollination have been put on hold. We live according to tight schedules and clear boundaries. We hesitate. We proceed slowly. We have no fun. Well…. someone clearly forgot to tell all this to our Junior School students! Yes, they religiously keep within their class ‘pods’ and the older ones have plexiglass shields, but aside from that and a bit of over-tiredness in their teachers, life and learning goes on as normally in St. Conleth’s Junior School!

Above we see the classroom shields in action, with not a bother for the inhabitants of the individual cells; in fact, the boys and girls are enjoying their futuristic ‘my spaces’! We also witness the unveiling and initiation of their art packs: an essential item when one is a tethered to one spot for a while. Junior Art Teacher Ms. Mellon is already working wonders with them. Of course, after all that learning, lunch is on the agenda and Chef Mark and his team have pulled out all the stops in continuing the canteen’s tradition of tasty nd nutritious food- but now in covid-proof, individual containers. And it is all served up by the best wait-staff in Dublin: the Junior School classroom teachers. Afterwards, it is pod-play outside in the garden. As you can see, break-time is as fun and raucous as ever!