Margaret Aylward Community College
The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9
Tel. 018375712 / 018367778 Fax: 018377718

December News 2017

After a busy term, what better way to relax than curl up somewhere warm and cosy with a good read? Make sure you drop in before the holidays to find something. We had a big delivery of new books lately and the cheeky guide to Dublin life and Huns - ‘How to be Massive’ and poetry/illustrations ‘Milk & Honey’ are flying off the shelves!! 



We recently had STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Maths) workshops from super crew Make Create Innovate. Over 90 students had the opportunity to design an original sound instrument and use Makey Makey kits attached to a laptop programme to allow sound to play across the instrument. Some really innovative and funny instruments in a challenging but fun workshop!

Getting into the Christmas spirit, library and art department hosted illustrator/author Alan Nolan on November 28 for art workshops and Christmas card making. A class of 1st years from Rosmini also attended as part of our outreach efforts with local schools.

Congratulations to Rachel G McDonagh, class Olive and Katie Brennan, class Cherryblossom who placed 1st & 2nd in an Inter-schools art competition run by publishers Little Island! Their brief was to design an alternative book cover for a new teen novel about the Suffrage movement by author Sheena Wilkinson


Next term we plan a visit from author Sheena Wilkinson, a film making workshop for 1st years, continuing our fantastic writing workshops with Kevin McDermott, as well as reading challenges in Accelerated Reader, new maths games and whatever else might catch our attention!

Happy Christmas to all, from the Library!