School: Swords (C.) (roll number 7339)

Location:
Swords, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Mrs Shortall

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Homemade Toys

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0788, Page 95

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Long ago the boys and girls made toys, - bows and arrows, boats, spinning tops, and many other things in their spare time.

Bows and Arrows
A small piece of stick was found then cord, the cord was fastened on to the stick, this made the arrow itself, then another stick was found slipped on between the stick and cord, then the arrow was completed.
Paper Boats
A piece of paper turned and twisted inside out, stitched and gummed completes this task

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Collector
Pauleen Sheridan
Gender
female
Address
Swords, Co. Dublin
Language
English