As part of our Creative Schools, we enjoyed practicing our drumming and rhythm skills in the Drumadore Workshops today and yesterday. The whole school had lots of fun, dancing and making cool beats.
As part of Green Schools we decided to make some soup using all locally sourced products. This also links in very well with our global topic of Food Miles which we have been learning about. This emphasises the importance of growing and buying food locally rather than accumulating unnecessary food miles. Well done to all and a special thanks to Sinead for all of her help.
We are feeling very festive here at Bushypark NS, surrounded by lovely decorations and artwork from our talented pupils and staff.
We were delighted to welcome past pupil Alan Glynn (Manager of Galway Minor Football Team) with Seán Dunne and Charlie Cox who visited the school today with the Tom Markham Cup.
During Science week, 6th class had a visit from some PHD students from the University of Galway who gave a talk on "Living in a healthy home - getting to know your home indoor air better."
Here are some videos of the children learning while observing some fun experiments in the Science Show and Science Fair.
Our 6th Class children held a Science Fair in their classrooms on Tuesday. They displayed lots of experiments and scientific wonders. The children had lots of fun with active, scientific and discovery learning. The younger children really enjoyed interacting with the scientific displays. Well done to all involved!
We enjoyed constructing our towers during science week using pasta and marshmallows. First we discussed what materials we needed. Then we questioned and predicted what would work, before making our plan on paper. Finally we constructed our towers and observed each others amazing work.
1st Class enjoyed wearing Odd Socks on Monday 14th November as part of Friendship Week. We are all unique!
Sue McGrath aka ‘Scientific Sue’ is the founder and CEO of Science2Life, a company devoted to developing and delivering STEM activities with children in fun and engaging ways. Yesterday, Scientific Sue came to visit our school and we had an amazing day of demonstrations and Science experiments.
We had great fun using our Maths eyes, looking for shapes, numbers and patterns. We used the hopscotch to count to 10 while jumping. We found different patterns on the colourful benches outside. We counted doors, windows, steps and flower pots. We have great Maths eyes in Junior infants.
We had a very exciting day here in 6th class as Kieran Molloy came to visit us. After some of us got over the initial "star-shock", we had a brilliant discussion with him about a vast array of things including his experiences as a player, his preparation for games, his idols when he was in school, his favourite memories as a player and he even told us about his favourite teams/players to play against!
We recently did projects based on "People who inspire Us" and a few of the us chose to do ours on Kieran. He very kindly read each of the projects and he was very impressed with the great work! He then signed some jerseys / boots for us and then took a few photos. Take a look at the photos above!
We would like to thank Kieran so much for giving up his time to come to visit us. It was a day we will never forget and we wish him a very speedy recovery. We can't wait to see him back on the pitch soon!!
Our Boys Mini 7s Football team put in a terrific performance last week. Having topped the group, the boys then faced our neighbours KNS in the final. Our boys were very unlucky to be pipped in this game. A huge thanks to Mr. Burke, Mr. Healy, parents who provided lifts and in particular Lorcán Mannion who was very generous with his time setting up and tidying the pitch afterwards. Well done and thanks to all.
On Friday we had our end of year assembly. We had a lovely graduation ceremony in the hall where the children said prayers, reflections and sang songs. We also distributed the City Sports awards.
We wish the 6th Class pupils all the best for the future.
We had a superb day out in Wildlands for the 5th class school tour! The children did Zip and Trek as well as Disc golf and had a wonderful day. Special word of thanks to all parents who brought the children to and from the event. Also to our teachers Ms. Burns, Mr. Healy, Ms. Carr, Ms. Kyne and Sinead! What a great way to end the year!
We had an amazing day for City Sports in Dangan this year. We had a strong school representation who competed admirably across all events. A huge congratulations to Maebh Cooke (5th class ) who won a silver medal! We are extremely proud of all the boys and girls who competed on the day. A special thanks to all parents and supporters who were there on the day and also to Ms. Egan , Ms. Molloy and Mr. Healy