Changing Technology

The items in these pictures show how technology has changed even in the recent past. All items were brought into school by 5th class pupils.     The mobile phones show how size and attractiveness has become a factor in the development of the phone.   The James Last record here was mush more prone to […]

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D7ET Archivist, April 23, 2008


  On Thursday, April 17th, 5th class launched their kites. Circumstances were more suitable than previously: the preparation was meticulous, the kites were much more sturdy than before, and the day was windy. However, they still didn’t work. In fact, the wind seemed to destroy rather than carry them. The pictures here tell the story. […]

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D7ET Archivist, April 18, 2008

Pushkin Project

Throughout the Spring, 5th Class have been preparing work as part of the Pushkin Foundation’s Celebrity Inspired Learning programme. This year’s theme is Blowing in the Wind, and we have put our emphasis on three projects: (1) Wind-borne Flyers   By building and flying kites, gliders and balloons, we come to appreciate wind dynamics as […]

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D7ET Archivist, April 16, 2008

School Trip to Town

National Gallery and No. 29 Tour     On Friday, April 4th, 5th Class toured the National Gallery, then skipped across Merrion Square to visit No. 29, a restored Georgian era home.  Gallery tour guide, Eliza McCormack met the class in the main hall, under Daniel McLise’s imposing Marriage of Strogbow and Aoife.  From Lady […]

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D7ET Archivist, April 16, 2008