Holy Trinity Primary and Nursery School like many other schools in the county is this week celebrating Catholic Schools Week.

The school is having a number of events to celebrate the distinctive ethos of Catholic Schools and this week children engaged in the age old tradition of making St Brigid’s crosses from rushes.

Different types of crosses were made by the children with Steffi Otto a straw craft tutor from the Heritage Council of Ireland teaching the children the ancient craft.

Other events taking place in the school this week will include children from across the school inviting their grandparents into their classes on Wednesday and a range of assemblies and other events are due to take place throughout the week.

Principal Brian Treacy explained that it is a week where the work of Catholic schools across Ireland is celebrated.

“Catholic Schools week is a great opportunity for the children, their families, the staff and the local community to celebrate the distinctive ethos of our Catholic Schools. Catholic Schools celebrate the diverse nature of our society and welcome children of all faiths and from all parts of the world. The ethos is one of putting the child at the centre of the school, where the gospel values of respect, love, inclusion and tolerance are at the core. Here in Holy Trinity our ethos has been enriched by children from all over the world and from many different faiths and this week like hundreds of other Catholic Schools across Ireland we will be celebrating our children and the work of our schools,” explained Mr Treacy.