ARG Dail Visit

20170524_103159blog2952017“ Members of our active retirement group are pictured outside the Dail on Wednesday, 24th May. We had a lovely scone and cuppa in the visitors bar before starting our guided tour which included time to watch and listen to proceedings in both the Dail and Seanad. We then ambled up to Stephen’s Green for a visit and guided tour of the Little Museum. It was a very enjoyable day out.”

The Cool Koala Kids Shop

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For the last 2 weeks the children in the Children’s Centre have been learning all about money as part of a focus on numeracy. The children in the Koala preschool class decided to make a shop and invite their parents in as customers. We spent a lot of time getting ready for the grand opening, making rice crispie buns, whipping cream, preparing fruit and of course making money – Koala Cash!!

All of the parents came in and helped their children learn about money and commerce. Some of the parents even tried to haggle but the keen business heads on the Koala class refused to budge on their prices.

Lots of fun and learning took place through our shop and it was great to have so many parents taking part.

Active Days in our ARG

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The National College of Ireland recently had a Digital week which included an excellent class given to our members on digital skills. Eileen and Sean Quinn from our active retirement group entered a photograph into the competition that NCI held during the week and won first prize – a  Samsung tablet and beats headphones! They are pictured here receiving their prizes from the NCI team.

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We had a very special day on the Wednesday before Easter – the active retirement group gathered with the children from our childcare pre-school classes in Mountjoy square Park and the little ones chose their favorite Easter Chick – all knitted by our members in an array of different colors and filled with a creme egg! It was a lovely morning event and ended with a few songs. We returned to Ozanam House for a session of games in the hall including a yellow plastic duck race before adjourning upstairs for a festive lunch.

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We always celebrate birthdays, when we know they are coming up, with a card signed by the group and our favorite cake – a Victoria Sandwich. Sean Quinn is pictured here blowing out his candles.