The Edmund Rice Centre have been keeping very busy with online zoom classes each day. Students have thoroughly enjoyed engaging with each other and their teachers and SNAs, albeit via a screen. Thanks to the creativity and determination of the Edmund Rice staff, they’ve managed to keep up a varied and innovative timetable. Last week, students were very lucky enough to have celebrity garden designer and TV presenter Diarmuid Gavin join one of its classes. He taught students how to grow pineapples and a cool trick to grow avocados
Celebrity chef Neven Maguire also made an exclusive appearance in class last week when joined the boys in a baking zoom, teaching them how to make fabulous brownies and answering questions on life as a famous chef. Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, also visited the school virtually and spoke to staff and students about education, the challenges they face at the moment and some tips on how to stay happy and resilient. Many thanks to Ms Orla O’Connor for organising and to all staff members and students for attending and participating. The excitement levels were high and the visits raised everyone’s spirits.