FIFTH and Sixth class students in Geashill NS last week saw a recent project come to fruition when their classes’ photography project poster was launched. This launch was attended by Cllr Danny Owens, An Caothaoirleach Offaly County Council and Offaly County Architect Rachel McKenna.
The children took photographs of the architecture in the village and with the help of Amanda Pedlow the Heritage Officer, Offaly County Council and artist/photographer Shem Caulfield they have produced a very attractive poster. This was part of the Engage with Architecture initiative organised by the Offaly County Council.
There was also a blacksmith demonstration for all classes as part of the event. This was greatly enjoyed by all the children with some students becoming apprentice blacksmiths.
Later on that evening at 8pm in the school, as part of this project Shem Caulfield held a public talk on the architectural images of Geashill which was followed by a blacksmith demonstration by Stephen Quinn showing forging techniques.
On Friday March 30 Geashill held it inaugural Talent Show. It was the brainchild of two fifth class pupils, Rebecca Conroy and Rebecca Sweeney. Pupils from 3rd -6th class sang, danced and played a variety of instruments. Over €100 was raised for Trocaire.