Blog Buddies

“Maple Class Blog” from St Mary’s PS (Hampshire, UK)

Hi, my name is Nicole and for this week I am in charge of choosing “Blog Post of the Week.”  I have decided to award it to St. Mary’s Primary School in Hampshire (in the UK).

They have posted about their science unit on plants. Make sure you have a look on their blog.

You can’t leave a comment on their blog, but make sure you have a look.

 

Nation Builders

The Nation Builder of the week is Mary MacKillop.

Mary MacKillop was born in 1842 and died in 1909, she was born in Fitzroy Melbourne and was the oldest of eight children. Mary always cared for the people who had no one to look after them, and the people who were poor and walked along the streets. In March 1886 (which is now known as St.Joseph’s Day) she opened a school for those who couldn’t afford to go to school with a man named Father Julian Tension Woods. In Adelaide, she also opened an orphanage for women who had nowhere to live, an orphanage for children who had no one to look after them and a house where poor people could come and stay. 

If you want to find out more about Mary MacKillop here’s a website:

http://www.sosj.org.au/who-we-are/index.cfm?loadref=105

 

Paris – The Eiffel Tower!

Hi, it’s Nicole and Mia here from 5/6I, today we will be sharing with you some fun facts about Paris! 

1. The Eiffel Tower is 320 meters (1050) in height and was the tallest man-made structure in the world for 41 years before being beaten by the Chrysler Building in New York.

2. The Eiffel Tower is made of iron and weighs around 10,000 tonnes.

3. The Eiffel Tower was meant to be temporary but then, when so many tourists came to see it so it became permanent. vintage-eiffel-tower-tumblr-photography-wallpaper-1

 

 

 

 

Caritas guest speaker

IMG_6518Today the 3/4’s and 5/6’s had an assembly with Marg who is from Caritas. She talked to us about where our money from the food stalls, education and activity groups go towards.

And we have some exciting news! All together we raised $1,800 dollars. This is a huge achievement and we should all be proud of ourselves! It was really interesting to learn about stories from Caritas and how it has been going for 50 years!

It was an interesting talk and I hope Marg can come back again soon! 

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