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Hedley Park Blog: 2010 in review

Hedley Park Blog: 2010 in review

As you may know 2010 was Hedley Park’s 20th Anniversary Year, and as such we thought we’d start a few new traditions to carry us through the next 20!

The blog was one of the new ideas and we are so glad that it became as popular as it did. Daily I am delighted at how many visitors we get and the response of parents and students, past & present to what we are doing and how we are documenting that. So a big thank you from our blog mistress as your enthusiasm via comments and visits makes this such a worthwhile endeavour.

Crunchy numbers

Featured imageHere are a few statistical infobites that WordPress captured regarding the visitors to our blog!

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2010. That’s about 5 and half  747 jets of our blog visitors!

In 2010, there were 16 new posts, not bad considering we began in September! That works out at a post a week, over the 4 months Sept-Dec. There were 152 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 150mb. That’s about 9 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 20th with 94 views. The most popular post that day was The Pink Tower and The Post Office.

Where did they come from?

Our visitors are from all over the world, USA, UK, Saudi and India, all of which reflects the international heritage of our student body. But of course the biggest visitor group come from all over Ireland. This is so encouraging to us and we love to see all your friends, and family visiting. Let them know we’d love to read any comments they may have, or just if they’d like to say hi. 🙂

The top referring sites to the blog in 2010 were

  1. facebook.com
  2. hedleyparkmontessorischool.com
  3. twitter.com
  4. google.com

So thank you for sharing our links and passing our blog to your family and friends.

Some visitors came from online searches,  the most popular terms were

  • hedley park
  • montessori class blog,
  • top montessori school dublin
  • role play in montessori
  • art & craft montessori class.

Top Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


The Pink Tower and The Post Office September 2010
1 comment


First Week Back. September 2010
6 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Big School News: Junior Infants September 2010
8 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Hedley’s Haunting Halloween! (Part 1) November 2010


Big School News: 1st-6th Class Update September 2010
1 Like on WordPress.com,

So now we are back in the swing of the New Year we hope to keep informing, entertaining and enlightening you to the work of your children in our care throughout 2011.

Come back soon for a quick recap on December…. and all the new work we have been doing in January! 🙂

A HUGE thank you from all the staff and students of Hedley Park! 🙂


One Response

  1. Ashley Scanlon says:

    Thanks Clair, cool facts and figures. Great to think that with a little help from the web and you of course ! All our hard work is being appreciated in so many countries around the world . I’m sure the senior class will enjoy mapping the visits on their world wall map!

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