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Kids’ shear joy in story of wool

Clouna pupils treated to display of sheep shearing as part of their Story Of Wool project for Cruinniú na nÓg THE creative work of children in a North Clare national school will be showcased as part of an exhibition for Cruinniú na nÓg on June 12, subject to Covid-19 guidelines. Scoil Cholmcille, Clouna has been a hive of activity and imagination in recent weeks as the children were introduced to The Story of Wool, first from a heritage perspective, including where the wool comes from, how it is carded, dyed and spun. They learned how wool takes on various forms moving on to the various uses such as felting, knitting and crochet. Students discovered how felt is made through the process of bonding wool fibres together and have designed and made their own pieces of felt, using the wet felting method, which they have used to make a pencil case. They are currently in the final phase of the project …

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Public health fears raised if Clooney loses teacher

THE SEANAD has heard claims of potential health and safety concerns at an East Clare school, if it loses a teacher and has to reduce the number of classroom available to its pupils. The plight of Clooney National School, where pupil numbers are at 73, six short of the 79 needed to retain four teachers, was raised by Senator Timmy Dooley. The Fianna Fáil member made an appeal on behalf of the school on the basis that removing a teacher would mean 73 children would have to be taught in three classrooms instead of four, making the application of pandemic health guidelines more difficult. Senator Dooley added that small schools deserved greater protections in order to support the rejuvenation of rural Ireland. “At a time when we are trying to keep children apart we are cramming them into three rooms as opposed to four, which does not make sense,” Senator Dooley told Minister of State Josepha Madigan, who addressed the …

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