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Trip of a lifetime for Glenflesk and Raheen school children

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Pupils from Glenflesk NS and Raheen NS swapped their normal routine of schoolwork and homework for six days in Spain recently.

A travelling party of 48 made up of children, parents and staff from both schools enjoyed cultural, educational and beach activities as part of an Erasmus Project with a school in the city of Cartagena, one hour south of Alicante.

“Our trip to Spain was delayed due to Covid but it was well worth the wait,” said Favier, Principal of Glenflesk NS. “It’s not too often children get to travel abroad with their classmates in primary school so we think they will remember this trip for a long time. We were delighted to have a lot of parents with us and they were able to witness first-hand the benefits of such a trip.”

The purpose of the visit came about after both schools secured funding from The European Union for an Erasmus Project. The children from Ireland and Spain have been working together for the last two years on various projects.

This has culminated with a trip to each other's countries. While in Spain the Irish children met with students from Salesianos School, Cartagena and over the six days enjoyed paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, an open top bus tour of the city, an interactive visit to the ancient Roman ruins, lessons on sea and marine life and a full day in school.

“It was the first time both schools undertook a project of this size and we are delighted with how it worked out. It was also the first time a lot of our pupils had been on an airplane,” said Joan Mullane, Principal of Raheen NS.

“We are very grateful for all the support from our parents and staff, who helped to make the trip such a success. Our aim is to make this a regular event for both schools. Preparation is already underway to take a similar sized group to Rome in 12-18 months’ time.”

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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