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BRACHIOSAURUS, ANONYMOUS, INDIGENOUS. These are just some of the words you would have had to overcome in order to become our 5th/6th class spelling bee champion. Excellent concentration and ability were shown by each and every student, however there could only be one winner. Congratulations to Conor Reilly, 5th class who took home the prize. Conor now goes on to represent the school in the regional competition next month. Best of luck Conor!
Carlow u12 Soccer Academy
Congratulations to fifth class pupils Callum Brennan and Jack Corcoran who were recently selected for the Carlow u12 soccer academy. The pair were chosen as representatives of local club Slaney Rovers. Both players progressed through a number of trials and training sessions to be selected for the final squad to represent the Carlow League in Galway in the coming months.
Well done to both!
Carlow Fairtrade Art Competition.
Congratulations to Aoife O’Sullivan (5th class) who was selected as a prize winner in her class-
The criteria for the competition was design a poster titled ‘Choose Fairtrade Chocolate’. Aoife designed her own informative and creative piece which was selected by the judges. Aoife is now invited to attend a ‘prize giving’ ceremony in the Cathedral Parish Centre on March 5th where her poster will be displayed along with the other winners.
Well done Aoife!
Some interesting articles on Nelson Mandela by some of our Fifth Class pupils.
They researched a lot of information regarding his life and the challenges he faced before and after becoming President of South Africa. It makes for very interesting reading.
Nelson Mandela was born on the 18th of July in Mvezo, South Africa. His father’s name was Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and his mother’s name was Noqaphi Nosekeni. He had nine siblings, 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Nelson Mandela’s childhood was filled with training and education. He attended a local missionary school, a boarding school and a Methodist secondary school. While attending a Methodist secondary school Mandela was a multisport athlete. He was involved in boxing as well as track and excelled in both. He had 3 wives, Evelyn Mase from 1944 – 1958, Winnie Mandela from 1958 – 1996 and Graca Machel from 1998 – 2013. His later life was tougher as he got arrested and imprisoned in 1962, he was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiring to overthrow the state following the Rivonia Trial. Mandela served 27 years in prison, split between Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. Apartheid is a South African policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race. The ANC is the Republic of South Africa’s governing political party. It has been the ruling party of post – apartheid South Africa since the election of Nelson Mandela in the 1994 election, winning every election since then. Nelson Mandela was elected president and set about trying to bring people of different races together. In 1993, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the highest of its kind – for his work…Mandela gave his support to the South African team, made up most of white men, which helped to unite the country. Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa due to the country liking him for all he did for them. Nelson Mandela’s nickname was Madiba. Long Walk To Freedom is a movie about Nelson Mandela’s Life.
By Aoife, Aoife and Kayleigh.
Nelson Mandela was born on the 18th of July 1918. He was born in Mzezo, South Africa. Mandela was born on Nelson. He was born in an Africa when life was tough on black people. He was expected to become leader of his tribe like his father. Mandela instead studied law in college but got kicked out of his college for student protests. He worked with the ANC [African national congress]. He was imprisoned for treason in the Rivonia trail. For his first few years he was sent to Robben island but was released to a normal inland prison. The police tried to negotiate a deal with Mandela saying they would release him if he stopped protesting on the streets. Every time he refused to do it. Eventually he was released from prison in 1990. He became president in 1994. He then got rid of apartheid. In 1995 he became the first black man to wear the south Africa national rugby jersey at the world cup. He went to all games that south Africa played at the world cup. They went on to win the world cup. Mandela lost the role of president in 1999. Mandela died on the 5th of December 2013. He was also known as Madiba.
By Callum Brennan, Sean Barrett, Padraic Corcoran
What is significant about Nelson Mandela is that he earned the respect of his country as its president after being released from jail. He had been jailed for protesting for rights for black people. When Nelson Mandela was arrested, some people considered that he was a trouble maker but he stuck to his principles and even when he was offered to be freed from jail if he promised to give up protesting, he would not agree to stop fighting for the rights of black people. When he became President of South Africa, he changed laws to make life fairer for black people and is famous for doing so.
By Kate and Anna G.
Nelson Mandela is a historical figure. He fought against the apartheid in South Africa and was the first black president of the ANC and South Africa.
He was born on the 18th of July 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa and was originally called Rolihlahla Mandela but when he first went to school his teacher called him Nelson. His education was poor as black people had to go to a school which was murky and they had poor quality books and terrible facilities. He was aware of the apartheid and sometimes left school to protest about equality with white people. His name Rolihlahla meant “troublemaker” which fitted him as he kept leaving school which got him expelled and in trouble with the law.
When he was in college he was expelled several times for participating in protests. When he got older he was put in three prisons in 1964 which were Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster. Even when he was in prison many people outside carried on fighting for equal rights and for Nelson to be freed. They even made a song called Long Walk to Freedom. After lots of protesting, President F.W de Klerk released him in 1990, 27 years later. He became the president of the ANC in 1991 and president of South Africa in 1994 for bringing the two races together and getting rid of apartheid. He was a great President as he showed leadership, he never gave up and he was able to stand up for himself. In 1995 he wore the Africa captains jersey and South Africa won the world cup in that year. He died on 5th of December 2013.
By Sean, Conor and DJ.