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An amazing historical find….in our own classroom!


A few the days ago, the 5th of February 2015, our class discovered something very cool.
Kian and Seamus were looking for the lead for our keyboard on the shelves where we keep some of our art supplies but while they were looking they found a small blue book. They decided to take it up to our teacher so she, and the rest of us could have a look at it.
When we opened it we saw a faded stamp and a label that both said “U.S.S Scorpion, U.S Navy, Ship’s Library”.
We then were very curious to find out more about this so we searched “U.S.S Scorpion” on some of our iPads. We then discovered that the U.S.S Scorpion was a nuclear submarine and in 1968 it mysteriously sank, with the ninety-nine on board all being killed. No one really knows what happened to it but in the 1980′s it was discovered off an island called Azores, (a little off the coast of Portugal), and was split in two.
The book was called “Essay’s: First Series” and was written by an essayist called Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841. We still don’t know where the book came from or why it was in our school but right now we are keeping it in a safe place so it doesn’t get torn since it is very delicate. It was even an old book when our school was being built in 1885!
We were very surprised to find this book very randomly in our classroom and who knows, maybe soon we’ll find an explanation for it being there….?

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“An amazing historical find….in our own classroom!”

  1. February 11th, 2015 at 8:58 pm       Cliona Brennock Says:

    That is very interesting indeed! Have you asked the retired teachers from your school? They usually are great for remembering things!!

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