Thursday, June 25, 2009

A series of still images telling the story of a mural painted by the children of 5th class from O'Connell's Boys National School in Dublin City . Deirdre Kelleghan spoke to the children about the project and this is the result. The mural was initiated by Sarah - Jayne Reid , the school were very supportive to the whole effort.

This mural kicked off on April 23rd and finished on
Tuesday June 23rd.
I was invited to give a presentation to the children from 5th class.

Sarah-Jayne Reid a friend and Arts Facilitator kindly got me involved and it took off from there.

Sarah-Jayne helped the children to express their ideas on the wall.
I did a presentation about Apollo, Our Solar System, Robotic Exploration and some lunar and solar observing with the children.

Many thanks to the teachers and pupils from O'Connell's Boys National School for welcoming me to their classrooms. Thanks to Sarah - Jayne Reid for the invite to get involved with these very creative Dublin school children. Thanks also to Dr Carolina Odman from UNAWE for the Cornerstones interest in sharing the enthusiasm shown by these Irish children.

UNAWE Special Focus Children's Voices

Children enjoy the 3D images from Stereo

SOLARFEST 2009 was really good last weekend .
89 Euro was collected in lieu of HB Ice Cream for Downs Syndrome Ireland.
6 more blocks of HB Ice Cream are yet to be exchanged for euros, any takers ???? :-)

Nick Howes - Astronomy Now speaking at Dunsink during SOLARFEST
Thanks to all the speakers , the standard set a high bar for 2010.
Thanks to all who donated and to all who attended . I would hope to have a bigger
event next year with a more expansive program. Many thanks to DIAS for funding the
event , and to Hilary O Donnell for her continued support.
Thanks to Goddard Space Center for the excellent solar outreach material.

That's all for now more to come :-)

Deirdre Kelleghan -
Outreach Coordinator IFAS

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