Wednesday January 30th was Grandparents’ Day in our school. Some grandparents talked to us in class about their childhood, when they were in school and how it was different to our childhood. We recorded them telling us these stories.
This is Mary Kate Nicholson talking about when she was at school. She tells how the walls were painted green and you had to light fires for heating.
Listen to Podcast (1:59 mins)
Jim Lawlor talks about punishment in schools with a leather strap. He also tells a story about repairing a car using a hoover!
Listen to Podcast (4:24 mins)
Peggy Cromey talks about how Guinness brewery gave a grant to schools in Dublin for heating. She also talks about Hedge Schools.
Listen to Podcast (1:31 mins)
Jim Lawlor tells a funny story about a pram and cow manure!
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Jim Lawlor tells about the local community games and how they shared the prize. He also tells about when he stacked turf.
Listen to Podcast (2:27 mins)
More Grandparent podcasts coming in Part 2.