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School will re-open on Fri 31st August for all children to allow for holiday on Mon 3rd September following Tyrone's AI Final
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School Centenary 1912-2012

 School Centenary 1912-2012
 

To celebrate the occasion of our centenary, we wanted to create something tangible which would illustrate life in Roan St Patrick’s in 2012. We are so proud today to display our quilt which was created by the current children of our school and which will enrich our school environment for many years to come.

This quilt reflects all the children in our school and their lives both inside and outside of school. The children brought in all of the material which has been used to create this and each square tells countless stories of their own personal lives and the clothes that they have worn as they have grown up. The children themselves designed and created the images which attempt to capture all aspects of their school life here in Roan. In this way we have created a rich tapestry which chronicles their journey through life and the place of Roan St. Patrick’s at the heart of it. This quilt attempts to capture the ethos and values of our school in 2012, a safe and happy environment where the children are encouraged to learn and grow together.   This quilt would not have been possible without the help of many people. We thank you, the parents, for donating the material and clothes which have been used to create this. Lizzie Donaghy, a proud grandmother in the school, kindly donated the coloured squares on which the images are laid out. However, we certainly could not have put this all together without the expertise of Teresa Muldoon. In her own calm and wise way, she advised and guided the teachers at every stage of planning and developing the quilt. She painstakingly arranged and stitched the squares together, transforming it from individual pieces to the complete quilt which we now have. From the bottom of our hearts we thank Teresa for her knowledge and labour which has enabled us to capture Roan so perfectly. When we first discussed the concept of a quilt in September, we did not envisage anything to the scale and quality of what we now have. We are truly grateful to everyone who has helped in any way in assisting with our project and be assured that this quilt will hang in pride of place in Roan for many future generations to enjoy.
Our special Centenary film is available to watch on the website's front page.