St George’s Express Congratulations to Neleesha Seneviratne whose drawing was chosen to be our new logo!
As well as saying goodbye to Mr Morrissey, we also Welcome Back say goodbye to all our Year 6 pupils. We wish them every success in their new schools!
Special Edition Dedicated to Mr Morrissey
St George’s Express is also sad to say goodbye to some of its members:Christabelle Addo Claire McHugh Matthew Goold Tommy Carey Megan Kelly
Inside this issue: Roving Reporter Interview (Mr Morrissey)
Poetry Corner (Mr Morrissey Poems)
Storytime: Mr Morrissey’s Space Adventure
Storytime: The RAF Museum School Trip
Storytime: Mr Morrissey: 008
Storytime: Mr Morrissey’s Flight
Puzzles: Mr Morrissey Wordsearch
Puzzles: Mr Morrissey’s Qualities Wordsearch
Puzzles: Help Mr Morrissey Get Back to School Maze
Puzzles: Mr Morrissey Crossword
Puzzles: Help Postman Pat Find His Van
Jokes: (Mr Morrissey Jokes)
Cookery Mr Morrissey’s Favourite Dessert
ISSUE 14: 19th July 2013
As you will all be aware, Mr Morrissey will be retiring at the end of this school year and will not be coming back to our school in September. We are sure that you will all agree with us when we say that we will miss him. So, as a tribute to Mr Morrissey, St George’s Express has decided to dedicate this entire newspaper to him. We hope you (and Mr Morrissey) enjoy it. We asked the children around the school to tell us one word that best describes Mr Morrissey. Here are the results...
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Our Roving Reporter Interviews Questions compiled by Erin Pitts and Olivia Dowling and interview conducted by Erin Pitts and Megan Kelly
Interview with Mr Morrissey Q:
What are your favourite sports?
Football, golf and hurling.
What’s your favourite hobby and why?
Golf because its completely different from working in a school and you forget everything when your golfing.
How long have you been working at St.Georges?
This is my 23rd year.
Where do you feel happiest?
At home with my grandson, my daughter and my wife.
What’s your best childhood memory?
Going to see Arsenal win the FA Cup in 1971.
What’s your best memory at this school?
I have lots and lots, but the best memory was not at this school. It was when I found out I had got the job here, because I had always wanted to be the Head at St George’s.
Why did you choose to be a headteacher?
I had worked with lots of different headteachers and some were very good and some weren't so good, but I really thought that if I had the opportunity I could run a school and make it a good place for staff and children to be in.
When you were a child, what did you want to be?
What is your favourite film?
What was your most embarrassing moment at St George’s?
It was my very first class assembly and I stood up and thanked Mr. Mundy for his lovely assembly and it was actually Mr.Morton’s class who had done the assembly, so that wasn't a very good start!
Why did you start supporting Arsenal?
Because that was the first team my dad took me to watch play.
What is your favourite type of music?
I like folk music.
Have you had any other jobs before becoming a full time teacher?
Not really. During the summer, when I was at college, I used to work on building sites and I hated it.
What is your favourite children's book to read and why?
When I was a class teacher I used to always read The Flight of the Doves and I would read it chapter by chapter and every chapter had a really good ending.
What is your favourite main course and dessert?
Steak and I like Tiramisu.
What was your favourite holiday and why?
It was when we went to France, when my children were small. We had only ever been to Ireland and Scotland, so it was nice to go somewhere else, except my son didn't enjoy it because he had to stay with us.
What are you going to do in your spare time when you leave St.George’s?
I’m going to look after my grandson, I’m going to play more golf and I’m going to try and work for two days a week, perhaps at other schools.
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Poetry Corner By Abpira Wincey Mr Morrissey, Mr Morrissey, You have lots of luck.
Memories –There are so many memories that you’ll never forget.
Obviously-You’re obviously the best
You help us all the time,
headteacher in the world.
Whenever we get stuck.
Respect –The staff and pupils have so much respect for you.
Thank you for our huge playground, We don’t make any fuss. The discos are a such a great treat, From your kindness to us!
Your helpful to all of us, You teach us for our sake. We know you’re so busy, So why don’t you take a break!
Reliable-You are a very reliable person. Ireland-You come from Co. Cork, Ireland. Seriously-We’re seriously going to miss you. Several– There are several reasons why you’re an awesome headteacher.
Example– I hope others follow your example. You’ll– You’ll never be forgotton!
We all admire your smartness, Of your English and History. We really hope your goodness, Doesn’t remain a mystery.
By Sherlyn Nammi Mr Morrissey Mr Morrissey, Working hard each day, And always kind and caring in every single way.
By Mayze-Jane O’Mahony First things first, I want to let you know,
You take us to places that we’ve never seen before,
That all of us at the school will miss you so.
And we would like to thank you and thank you more and more!
Your generosity and loyalty we will never forget,
When we get hurt and sometimes fall,
Please don't stop reading, well not just yet. We all know your really, really kind, Especially we know, how many awards you’ve signed. You’ve worked in this school for around twenty three years, And when you retire, you'll have a party with your peers. You’ve made this school run so very, very well, But now, sadly, we’ve got to say farewell.
You will always come to rescue us all, We must have some cake With our friends to celebrate, That you are such a caring person to one and all.
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Storytime Mr Morrissey’s Space Adventure by Elizabeth Woods, illustrated by Lukas Roberts
This was it. After days of fundraising, after hours of preparation, the day had come. Mr Morrissey sat in his office, waiting impatiently for 9:00am when the coaches would arrive. St George’s Primary School had been fundraising for a trip to the NASA rocket launch! The school had been buzzing with excitement, even the staff had been talking about it and Mr Morrissey was just as excited as the rest of them. His clock buzzed. Nine o’clock - the coaches! Mr Morrissey hurried out of his office, the children were packed in the hall all shouting and screaming while the teachers fought to keep them under control. The coaches had arrived. Mr Morrissey would be on the front coach with Year 4. The drive was going to be so long. It took an hour to get to the gas station and another two hours to get to NASA. Most of year group had now fallen asleep, but for the first hour the noise had been terribly loud. By the time they got to NASA it was twelve o’clock and Mr Morrissey was exhausted. The centre was huge and just behind it they could see the massive white tip of a rocket. They entered through the massive automatic doors and gasped at the huge room. There were massive pictures of rocket landings and in pride of place, right in the middle of the room, was a great model rocket with pictures of the first moon landing surrounding it. A man in a white lab coat greeted them by saying ”Oh hello, you must be St.George’s. I have places for all of you in the rocket viewing room but in the meantime, do you want a tour of the rocket?” “That would be great,” answered Mr Morrissey. “Ok then, I’ll take you now.” They followed him into a long corridor that would take them into the rocket. It was amazing. Mr Morrissey had never known that rockets were so stylish. There were red leather seats and high tech buttons and dials everywhere. “Ok, I’ll take the kids back to the viewing centre and you can meet me there,” said Val. They all left with Val and Mr Morrissey was left alone in the rocket. Suddenly a count down started! 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1! There was a huge blast and a jolt and Mr Morrissey’s stomach told him that the rocket had taken off! Mr Morrissey ran towards a rack of space suits. He put one on and firmly strapped himself to a red leather seat. He saw what looked
like a radio in the corner of the room and reached out to press the button on it. A voice said “Hello.” “Help! I’m trapped here and the rocket has taken off!” “Ok, please remain calm. The rockets can make it to the moon and back in no time. But, whatever you do, don’t press the big red button next to the radio.” the voice said and hung up. Two hours later with a soft bump Mr Morrissey knew he was on the moon. He stepped out the door and saw an amazing sight. Silver sand rested on light bumps in the ground. The earth looked so beautiful from afar, but from inside the ship he heard a voice from the radio. “Your rocket is out of fuel! You will find parachutes in the back of the rocket.” “What? I cant jump from the moon! I’ll kill myself, plus what about the atmosphere?” screamed Mr Morrissey indignantly. “We would love to send up another rocket but we are afraid we just haven’t got any. This one we’ve worked on for four years” the voice replied. So, five minutes later, Mr Morrissey found himself putting on a suit that would get him safely through the atmosphere, and strapping a parachute to himself. He couldn’t believe he was having to do this. He just hoped he’d wake up and find it was all a dream. He slowly opened the door, he took a deep breath and jumped! Air whistled in his ears, everything seemed a blur as stars whizzed past him. He then felt an odd tingling sensation and he knew he was going through the atmosphere. He bravely opened his eyes. He was over a country now and he could see the green fields and busy streets of England. He could see a building now that was oddly familiar. It was the school! Mr Morrissey landed right on the roof of the school. He took off his space suit and jumped through the skylight in his office. He quickly sat onto his desk chair as the door opened and Val came in. “Mr Morrissey, we thought we had left you behind. said Val astonished. Mr Morrissey smiled “Oh, I just came in to do a little more work!”
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The RAF Museum School Trip by Abpria Wincey, illustrated by Lukas Roberts
The day the RAF museum in their arrive!
had finally arrived. It was a day trip to (Royal Air Force) Museum. It was a full of military planes. Everyone lined up classes, waiting for the excitement to
“Has everyone got their lunches?” asked Mr Morrissey. “Mr Ed will come with lunches for those who are going to take Mr Ed’s meals.” “Yes, we all have our lunches,” replied all the children. Miss O’Reilly joyfully said, “Then let’s get on our coaches and ride to the RAF Museum.” So everyone stood up and went to the office quickly, ready for the excitement to happen. Each year group went to their coaches immediately. At last, the gates opened and out sped the coaches. After about half an hour, the Year Three coach was in the lead. “Are we there yet?” asked Adonaa impatiently. “I don’t know,” replied Emily, sleepily, “Why don’t you ask Miss O’ Reilly.” “Are we there yet Miss O’Reilly?” asked Adonaa again, getting very impatient by now. “Of course not. We’re not even half way!” answered Miss O’ Reilly. So from what Miss O’Reilly had said, it was going to be a long journey. Finally, St George’s School arrived! The whole school gathered into one big group, so everyone could settle down and see the huge museum. Mr Morrissey advised us to go and stand under the big plane which was from World War II. “Wow! This is massive!” said Mary. “Yes it is. Now don’t go too far children,” said Miss Bradley. Mary leaned backwards, amazed at how big one of the planes were. Accidentally, Mary’s back pressed a red button. At that moment, there was a thundering noise of planes that sounded like they were about to fly. “Quick!” yelled Mr Morrissey. “Everyone get into one of the planes. We need to escape. Hopefully, they might take us back home.” As quick as a flash, everyone jumped into the plane looking excited and astonished to where their big adventure would take them. “Here we go!” shouted Miss O’Reilly. The planes ,carrying the whole school, headed off to a place no-one had ever been before. “Looks like we’re landing in the Caribbean,” said Miss Bradley. “It’s most likely to be America,” said Adonaa. “No, we’re definitely going to Hawaii!” said Mr Morrissey. Suddenly, everyone felt the wheels touching the ground. “We’re here!” exclaimed Mary. Everyone looked around the unknown country. Mr Morrissey ordered everyone to follow him to
try and find a free hotel. Eventually, a kind lady offered them a hotel which had a swimming pool. “Thank you, we’ll stay for a week!” said Mr Morrissey happily. Every day, the classes split up to do fun activities. Swimming, dancing, volley-ball, theme parks and even watch new movies. The food was delicious and Adonaa loved making the smoothies. Everybody was so happy, although they did miss their parents and the school, but still, everyone was having fun. The final day arrived and they all celebrated with a school dance. Everyone slept very well that night, as they knew the next day they were going back to their school. Early the next morning, everyone set off towards their plane, knowing they were happily going safely back home.
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Mr Morrissey: 008 by Eddie Ranyard, illustrated by Matthew Goold
On a normal day during the summer holidays, Mr Morrissey was relaxing in his back garden, when his phone started ringing, “Ring-Ring, Ring-Ring.” So, he went over to pick it up. On the other end was a voice he had never heard before. “Report to MI6 Headquarters, Mr Morrissey, we will begin your training there.” Mr Morrissey quickly set off for London in his new, slick and fast BMW. It took him thirty six minutes and four seconds to get to MI6 Headquarters. I am not even going to describe what happened in the car journey because it was way too boring, except for the part with the three battle droids and the bus driver, but apart from that, it was really boring.
“Take cover!” shouted the man. “WAH HA HA HA” laughed General Zod. “Nobody can stop me now!” “Where is he?” Mr Morrissey asked. “I don’t know” answered the man. “Wait, I presume MI6 knows a lot about Superman right? Well, I don’t suppose you have got a Superman suit have you? You know, one that will give me the powers to conquer General Zod, because there’s no way I can possibly do that on my own!” questioned Mr Morrissey. “Yes, we do actually. Come with me.” replied the man.
By the time Mr Morrissey got to Headquarters, the doors had locked. How will Mr Morrissey get into the headquarters? Find out next week...only kidding!
They walked along the path. Well, actually they ran across the path.
“This way, Mr Morrissey,” said that unfamiliar voice from the phone. “Come over to the side of the building and I will show you how to get into HQ.” Mr Morrissey obeyed the orders because he wanted to find who that unfamiliar voice belonged to. Sadly, when he turned the corner, the person with that unfamiliar voice was wearing a big black cloak, so Mr Morrissey still didn’t know what the person looked like.
“What’s that?” asked the man.
“Jump into that wheelie bin over there,” the man said. “No Way! Or NW for short!” Mr Morrissey said stubbornly. “Don’t worry,” the man said. “You won’t get dirty. That’s the secret entrance to the Headquarters.” “Oh,” said Mr Morrissey, surprised, “I didn’t know that, please tell me next time.” “WOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAA!” Mr Morrissey said very calmly as he fell down a fifty foot shaft under the wheelie bin. “Big fall, wasn’t it?” Mr Morrissey said at the bottom of the shaft to the man. “ I know, I keep asking the boss to make an elevator or something, now, back to business. “Have you seen Man of Steel?” asked the man. “Yeah, obviously,” Mr Morrissey replied.” Who hasn’t?” “Well, have you heard of General Zod?” asked the man. “Yes! He’s the bad guy in the whole movie! Did you think I’d forget that?” replied Mr Morrissey. “I have some news for you...General Zod is real and he’s planning on destroying this base right about now!” exclaimed the man. The whole room shook.
“I have just one word to say about that suit” said Mr Morrissey excitedly.
“EPIC!” replied Mr Morrissey with a big smile on his face. Mr Morrissey put on the epic suit and in a flash, flew out of the secret entrance with the man left behind, needing help to get back up. Mr Morrissey flew around the area and found General Zod at Mcdonalds eating a Big Mac. He landed on his feet, in front of him. “Yah!” shouted Mr Morrissey, very relaxed and not in the least bit worried. He completely freaked General Zod by showing how the suit had given him the power to suddenly become a black belt in karate. Mr Morrisey breathed deeply, not knowing that the suit had also given him the ability to use freeze breath. All of a sudden he noticed that General Zod had turned to ice in front of his very eyes. At this point, Mr Morrissey was able to lift up General Zod and take him back to MI6, where he was placed in a containment facility forever. Everybody was very happy with Mr Morrissey’s work and Mr Morrissey became famous, even more famous than Simon Cowell. This was very annoying for Simon, especially as one year later, Mr Morrissey discovered that the stranger from M16, that strange man on the phone, was actually Mr Simon Cowell all along!
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Mr Morrissey’s Flight by Matilda Brennan, illustrated by Abpira Wincey
Mr Morrissey was the headteacher of St George’s Catholic Primary School. He loved his job with all his heart. Sadly, it was the start of the summer holidays and Mr Morrissey would not get to see school for a long time. When he got home, through the letter box, there was a letter... “Dear Mr Morrissey, We would like you to have a fantastic holiday so please have these, with love from St George’s.” In the envelope, all that was left, were tickets to fly to Cork the next day. He was really excited. After tea, Mr Morrissey went to pack his bag. Bedtime was 9:00pm that night, he had to get up early the next morning. Next morning, at 8am, Mr Morrissey got up, had breakfast and left his doorstep at 9am. His cab was 15 minutes late. When Mr Morrissey arrived at the airport, he looked at his tickets. Flight to Cork Terminal 1 Boarding Gate 23 Mr. Morrissey 9:30am
He looked at his watch saying 10:00am! Mr Morrissey ran through all the security systems as quickly as he could only to find himself watching his plane fly off. So, he went over to a security guard and said "I have a ticket flying to Cork but the plane has just left. What should I do?” The security guard said “Come with me“. The security guard took Mr Morrissey to another plane and said “Jump in!”. The security guard went away to find a pilot to fly Mr Morrissey’s plane and came back with a great pilot. Mr Morrissey was amazed that he was going on his own private plane with his own private pilot. “Thank you” Mr Morrissey said to the security guard. The flight was longer then he expected and he wasn't up in the clouds so he went to ask the pilot how long there was left until he would land. He looked at the pilot and he was asleep! Mr Morrissey nearly fell asleep himself because he was panicking so much. Now, Mr Morrissey was smart, but he didn’t have a clue how to fly a plane! He got his phone out of his pocket and phoned the police. He stuttered, “I was flying to Cork on a plane and I missed my flight, so a security guard got me a private plane. I was very grateful. Now I am standing in the plane and the pilot’s asleep!. What should I do?” The policeman said very calmly, “We will only be able to save you when the plane lands in the water. I will arrange
for the rescue helicopter to go and look for you.” “Oh...Ok“ Mr Morrissey mumbled. He hurriedly looked around the plane trying to find a life jacket. He found one eventually and also found the emergency exit. But, the plane didn’t land, it stayed up in the air for weeks and started to run low on fuel. While Mr Morrissey was asleep one night, the plane started to drift down into the deep sea. In the morning when he woke up, he looked out of the window and saw the plane lying in the water but there was no helicopter in the air! So, Mr Morrissey risked his life and jumped out of the emergency exit into the Irish Sea. He gave himself a minute and then started to swim. After five minutes he was tired, he had to stop. As he was resting, he noticed a little island in the distance. He began to swim again. Every stroke he did, he moved closer to that little island. As he was almost there, Mr Morrissey tried to stand up so that he could walk the rest of the way. When he reached land he walked to the main road and looked at a sign saying Cork. Mr Morrissey was delighted. He walked a mile and saw his local shopping centre. A taxi came by and Mr Morrissey hailed it onto the side of the road. He gave the taxi man a £10 note and said “Take me to the Morrissey family house please.” “Within 5 minutes the taxi had arrived and Mr Morrissey was so exited to see all of his relatives. The taxi man drove off and waved while everyone happily greeted Mr Morrissey. None of his family dared to ask him why he was soaking wet or why he had no luggage with him. That suited Mr Morrissey perfectly, because he wanted to keep his entire adventure to himself!
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Puzzles by Claudia Francis
Wordsearch - Words Associated with Mr Morrissey
Z E F Q E E T R C P O O X B F T
G O C I A P N R S I O X F K Z E
T O A I A R S E N A L N A E S M
E M I R A T E S D K E E T E L R
H H N E K P G R O F J O A C A N
T Q F L C R R E E E A L G G T S
N G R A I N O H Y D C I E O I T
E R O N R T E C X T V M Z E E R
N O S D T L G A B E I F E K H R
R F A L A O T E N E Z L K M F E
G P Z Z P O S T M A N P A T I S
S H H I G H O D P H F F H R L E
A G L H E C J A T L E L X P N N
Find the following hidden words Golf Headteacher Arsenal School Patrick Postman Pat Emirates St Georges Ireland Cork Gaelic Hurling
Q S K R X S T E X D P F O P B G
O S O E A A S H U R L I N G P N
E K D O R T A S O C D S E M A N
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Puzzles by Claudia Francis
Wordsearch - Mr Morrissey’s Qualities
E R I G A M D I S S O E V S C E
R H X W I E I G L R U S S G N R
Z Q A F A C B D T E N I T E L D
P G D H H Q S T D E C E L L N E
P O R S D O P G I E I N U T F A
Z O R M A L Y E S N T S F N S H
I O C K I N D L E X A P P E R S
T L N S T Y R E O D M E L G N W
N M I F G G P A R Y S L E A L P
X F P U U R N T O E A N H K S D
Y E P U N N G I A N R L D S Y K
I S U S W R N M R O A G T W F W
S T E H A P P Y U A H T Y X T F
Find the following hidden words Kind Gentle Happy Charismatic Generous Helpful Funny Loyal Calm Caring
E H N T E O N S I N C A L M M I
H V S E G L R P V A O G S H D J
Z N T S S N X B W M T X H U D L
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Help Mr Morrissey Find His Way Back to School
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Mr Morrissey Crossword by Christabelle Addo
Across 4. Mr Morrissey's favourite football team. 5. Someone who delivers letters and parcels to people's homes. 7. The number of years that Mr Morrissey has worked at the school. 9. The country Mr Morrissey originates from, famous for shamrocks and leprechauns. Down
Arsenal Postman Twenty Three Ireland
8. Mr Morrissey's favourite dessert from Italy.
4. 5. 7. 9.
6. Mr Morrissey's favourite meat.
3. One of Mr Morrissey's favourite sports, played with a club.
Hurling Headteacher Golf Steak Tiramisu
2. The job title given to the person in charge of running a school.
1. 2. 3. 6. 8.
1. Another one of Mr Morrissey's favourite sports, created in Ireland.
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Help Postman Pat Find His Van Illustration by Lukas Roberts
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Mr Morrissey Jokes By Matthew Goold, Eddie Ranyard, Matilda Brennan
Child: Mum: Child:
I think we need a new teacher. Why is that? Mr Morrissey doesn't know anything, he keeps asking us for the answers.
Mr Morrissey: John: Mr Morrissey: John:
John, how do you spell ‘crocodile’? K-R-O-K-O-D-A-I-L No, that's wrong Maybe it's wrong, but you ask me how I spell it!
Mr Morrissey: Jack: Mr Morrissey: Jack:
Jack, give me a sentence starting with ‘I’. I is... No, Jack. Always say, "I am." All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.
Mr Morrissey: Tom, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have twenty years ago. Tom: Me!
Mr Morrissey: “Craig, you know you can't sleep in my class.” Craig: “I know. But maybe if you were just a little bit quieter, I could!”
Pupil: Mr Morrissey, would you punish me for something I didn't do? Mr Morrissey: Of course not Pupil: Good, because I didn't do my homework
Mr Morrissey: Class, we will have only half a day of school this morning. Class: Hooray Mr Morrissey: We will have the other half this afternoon.
Mr Morrissey: Student: Mr Morrissey: Student:
Why are you late? Because of the sign. What sign? The one that says, “School Ahead, Go Slow.”
Mr Morrissey: If you got £20 from 5 people, what do you get? Student: A new bike!
Mr Morrissey: I hope I didn’t see you looking at John’s exam paper? Student: I hope you didn’t either.
What happened when the Mr Morrissey tied all the children's shoe laces together? They had a class trip!
Mr Morrissey called me in to his office today. He said “I’ve just had a rock thrown through my window, are you responsible?” No, I’m irresponsible. That’s why I threw it. Why doesn’t Mr Morrissey look out of his office window in the mornings? Because there wouldn’t be anything for him to do in the afternoons!
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Cookery Remember to always have an adult to help you and remember to wash your hands first!
Mr Morrissey’s Favourite Dessert Recipe supplied by Claudia Francis
Tiramisù Tiramisù is an Italian dessert and when translated it means “pick me up”.
Method Put the cream, mascarpone, Marsala and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk until the cream and mascarpone have completely combined and have the consistency of thickly whipped cream. Get your serving dish ready. Put the coffee into a shallow dish and dip in a few sponge fingers at a time, turning for a few seconds until they are nicely soaked, but not soggy. Layer these into your dish until you have used half the biscuits, then spread over half of the creamy mixture. Using the coarse side of the grater, grate over most of the chocolate. Then repeat the layers (you should use up all the coffee), finishing with the creamy layer. Cover and chill for a few hours or overnight. This can now be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. To serve, dust with cocoa powder and grate over the remainder of the chocolate.
Ingredients 568ml pot double cream 250g tub mascarpone 75ml Marsala 4 tbsp golden caster sugar 300ml strong coffee, made with 2 tbsp coffee granules 300ml boiling water 175g pack sponge fingers 25g chunks dark chocolate 2tsp cocoa powder
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Fact Files from Scotland. Other European music also became part of the traditional Irish music style. For example polkas and waltzes.
Cork by Eddie Ranyard and Sherlyn Nammi Cork is a county in Ireland. There is also a city called Cork.
Today, Irish music is very popular all around the world.
Did you know... Cork has the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney Harbour. In the 18th century Cork had the largest butter market in the world. The first Ford motor factory in the world outside the USA was in Cork. There is 123,000 people in Cork City and 447,000 people in County Cork. Cork has the oldest yacht club in the world that was founded in 1720. The most popular sports in County Cork are Gaelic Football, Road Bowling and Soccer.
The first motor boat race in the world was held in Cork in 1903.
Folk Music by Abpira Wincey Folk music is fun because anyone join in it. Folk music come from different cultures, so each piece of music is completely different from the other. There is English folk music, Scottish folk music, Welsh folk music, Irish Folk music, American folk music and so on. So basically, each culture has its own folk music.
Flight of the Doves by Elizabeth Woods
This is Mr Morrissey’s favourite book I love it too and hopefully, after you read this, you will love it as well. Desperate to escape their vicious uncle in London, orphans Finn and Derval Dove embark on a da nge r o us jo ur ne y acr o ss England to Ireland. Their only hope is in reaching the cottage of their grandmother. But for some reason, their uncle offers a reward for their return. This book is thrilling, fun to read and makes you want to read it again. Finn and Derval are very brave to do something like that but I think I would too, if I had an uncle like Uncle Toby. This book is a classic Irish book and even after reading it for the 6th time, I never get tired of it. I recommend this book to anyone who likes history and adventure. Walter Macken is a very famous author from Ireland and he writes books for adults and children.
Hurling by Elizabeth Woods
The most interesting thing about folk music is that folk music goes into the culture’s heart. It says important things that are in the culture. We can learn lots about different cultures by listening to different folk music. Irish Folk Music Traditional Irish music was once the most popular music in Ireland. New styles of music became more popular during the 20th century. Some of the earliest Irish music is for the harp. This music is from the 16th century. However, a lot of Irish music was created in the last three hundred years. Irish music and songs were not usually written down. Instead, adults taught children to play the music by ear. The children learned the songs by heart. Learning the music in this way is called the 'oral tradition'. A lot of traditional Irish music comes from European music. For example, the dance tune of the reel came
Hurling has been played for over 3,000 years and is said to be the fastest field game there is. Hurling originated in Ireland and is now played worldwide. Hurling teams have 15 players similar to Gaelic Football. Major hurling events include the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship and the National Hurling League. From January 1st 2010 the wearing of helmets with face guards became essential to players. Hurling bats are called hurleys and the ball is called the sliotar. Two famous hurling teams are Kilkenny and Fingal.
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Sport Researched and written by Mayze-Jane O’Mahony
Mr Morrissey’s Favourtite Team: Arsenal Quick Facts •
Home Ground (Capacity): Emirates Stadium, London (60,355).
Nickname: The Gunners .
Home Colours: Red and White.
Top Goal scorer All-Time: Thierry Henry (226 from 1999 to 2007).
Arsenal are nicknamed 'The Gunners' because they were formed by a group of cannon makers at the Woolwich Arsenal in 1886.
Records : Arsenal go 49 league games unbeaten.
Arsenal moved to emirates in August 2005.
Best Moment: Winning title at White Hart Lane
Top 3 players: 12, Thierry Henry, 10, Dennis Bergkamp, 6 Tony Adams.
Design for New Home & Away Shirts The new yellow Arsenal 2013-2014 Away Jersey will feature blue and red details. The shorts of the Arsenal Away Kit are blue with a yellow Nike logo, while the socks are also blue with yellow logos. The Arsenal 2013/14 Home Kit will remain the same as the 12/13 Arsenal Home Kit. The collar of the Arsenal 13/14 Away Kit is a classical one in blue featuring a yellow and a red stripe. Mr Morrissey’s Favourite Arsenal Moment Anyone who knows their Arsenal history understands the significance of Charlie George's Wembley winner in 1971. His strike clinched FA Cup glory and, with it, the Club's first Double. It came at the end of a gruelling Final on a baking hot day at the old stadium. Liverpool had taken the lead in extra time through Steve Heighway but Eddie Kelly's scrambled equaliser left Arsenal still in with a shout of the Double. As the final minutes ticked away, John Radford headed a long pass into the path of George. He returned the ball to Radford, who moved towards the Liverpool penalty area before cutting in and rolling a short pass towards George. The local lad took one touch to set himself and, from 20 yards, arrowed a fierce shot past Ray Clemence .As the ball hit the back of Liverpool's net, the Arsenal fans erupted with joy while George sank to the Wembley turf and lay on his back with his arms outstretched. His celebration remains one of the FA Cup's most iconic images.