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Visit to Strandhill Airport

The pupils and staff of The Glen went on a trip to Strandhill Airport today. The trip was organised as part of our work on an airport theme for the past few weeks. This, in turn, was part of our overall school theme of Transport for the month of November. Pupils got a chance to put into action all of the things that they
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Christmas Cup Tree

The pupils and staff in The Glen have spent the last couple of weeks creating a special Christmas Tree. The tree is made from plastic cups which are glued to circles of corrugated plastic. All of the cups were first covered in different shades of green, using tissue paper and crepe paper. We cut out different sizes of circles of corrugated plastic and glued
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Swim For A Mile Fundraiser

Ransboro National School would like to express their sincere thanks to Michael Farrell, who participated in the recent “Swim For A Mile” event and raised the princely sum of €1200 for The Glen at Ransboro National School. Michael is a friend of Linda and John Golden, parents of Adam, who were very instrumental in fundraising and supporting this event. Thanks also to parents from
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School Features in SESS Video

The Special Education Support Service (SESS) is the national organisation with a remit to co-ordinate, develop and deliver a range of professional development initiatives and support structures for school personnel working with students with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream primary and post-primary schools, special schools and special classes. The SESS recently invited the school to take part in a video they were compiling to
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Official Opening and Blessing of New Building

Tuesday November 24th was a day of celebration in the life of the school community as we held the Official Opening and Blessing of The Glen and the new extension to the school. Most Rev. Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, officiated at the Prayer Service and Blessing. A packed marquee of parents, pupils, staff, Board of Management and guests attended as Mr. Tommie Gorman
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Adam Harris Visits The Glen

Adam Harris is a young man from Dublin with autism. Adam established the As I Am website to raise awareness among the general public about autism. He tries to educate people, both young and old, about living with autism. Some staff and parents from The Glen attended a meeting at which Adam was speaking in Sligo last week. The following day, November 17th, Adam
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11 Months in 12 Minutes

The year 2014/15 saw a huge change in our school with the development of our new extension. This included the building of “The Glen”, our ASD Unit, as well as the building of a new mainstream classroom and the redevelopment of the surrounding school yards. An outdoor soft play area was also developed. Building on the new extension commenced in May 2014 and we
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Fruit Kebabs

Last week the pupils in The Glen made Fruit Kebabs to give everybody an opportunity to taste different types of fruit. We used banana, apple, pear, kiwi, mango, orange, melon and kaki. We looked at the colour of the skin and the inside of each of the fruit. We cut them up into cubes and each pupil put their own selection of fruit onto
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Planting Herbs in Our Sensory Garden

We planted herbs in our Sensory Garden in The Glen yesterday. We planted the herbs in the soil. We dug a hole with a small shovel. Then we put the plant into the hole. We watered the plant using a watering can. Next we put the soil back around the plant and we patted the soil. We then watered the plants some more. We
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Spring Flowers

Pupils from The Glen have been doing some work about Spring.They made some Spring flowers using painted handprints which they really enjoyed. They then cut out the flowers, stems and leaves and displayed them on the wall.