Well done to our 6th Classes who generously donated €710 from their Confirmation money to the Make a Wish Foundation.
The Make a Wish Foundation "grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy".
The adventurous 6th Class pupils had a great day out at Killary Adventure Centre on Friday June 15th. We enjoyed two three hour activity sessions , a water based session and a land based session. The water based activities we took part in were gorge walking and raft building. On land, we enjoyed archery as well as the climbing tower and high ropes. Take a look at our photos and you will see these activities were not for the faint-hearted. We had a brilliant day!!
Here in Room 13, we spent the last 6 weeks preparing for our 'Junk Kouture' exhibition.
We worked both individually and in groups to plan, design and make some AMAZING creations!! Our only brief was that it had to be made from recycled materials. From materials collected on the beach in Salthill, to bread wrappers and from old CDs to jumpers and bottles - no materials were left unconsidered!
Take a look at our designs! No doubt you will all agree that we definitely have some future designers in the making!!
Today in room 10 we had a science fair, where each group researched, planned and carried out their own experiment. They explained their investigation on a poster, brought in their materials, carried out the experiment and presented it to the classes in the school.
We had such fun! We saw Gallium changing from a solid metal to a liquid by melting it, we tested out the speed of different balls falling through gravity, how to prevent an egg from breaking when dropping it, how coke can clean coins, what elements are needed for fire and what happens when one is removed, importance of light for sight, investigated friction, stickiness of water, refraction of light and how a nail becomes rusty.
Take a look at the pictures below to see for yourself!
We had a fantastic day out at Turoe Pet farm. We saw lots of lovely animals, played in an indoor and outdoor playground and we bounced on the biggest bouncy castle you've ever seen!! Here's some pictures from our happy time.
This year, our First Holy Communion class generously donated €460 from their Communion money to Our Ladies Children's Hospital in Crumlin and today they presented the cheque to Sinead from the Charity.
First Class room 5 have been busy learning card games,science experiments and artwork.
On Friday the 8th of June we celebrated our Multicultural Day in the hall. We had 35 different nationalities taking part in the event. We displayed projects and souvenirs from different countries and we tasted lots of different types of foods from all around the world. Many children and parents also dressed in their traditional costume. It was a wonderful celebration for our whole school. Many thanks to all who took part in the day.
We went to the Kingfisher on Wednesday to the 'Let's Go!' camp for our school tour. We participated in activities such as air mountain, wobbly ladder, inflatable slide, disco bouncing castle, rock climbing, human foosball, zorbing and roller racers. It was a really enjoyable fun-filled day and we all had a great time.
In our science lessons this year we learned about fruit and all the different types there are. We looked at all the different foods and drinks that fruit is used to make e.g. pies, juices, jams and smoothies. Since we have been having such glorious weather we decided we'd make some refreshing and healthy smoothie ice lollies! Take a look at our pictures...they were delicious!
We had a fantastic day out at the County Sports in Dangan on Tuesday. All our athletes were brilliant! Huge congrats to all involved. We had pupils participating in sprints, long distances and relays, with many getting to the finals. They should all be very proud of themselves!
Well done to Aoife Summerville (6th Class) who won gold in the u13 800m and to Orla Costello (3rd Class) who got silver u9 400m!
We made the most of the sunshine yesterday and used it to help us with our art. We brought in toy animals and traced their shadow from the sun and then finished a background.
Last week we became fashion designers and created some cool outfits.
Biodegradable Plant Pots in Room 13
Here in 5th class we were 'doing our bit' for the environment over the last few weeks. We decided to carry out a science experiment on the biodegradability of paper - with a slight twist! We made plant pots using only newspaper, our drinks bottles, a pencil, ruler and scissors. Firstly we had to measure 8 strips of paper - each measuring 10 cm in width. Then, using our drinks bottles as a mould, we wrapped them around one by one and folded the base at the bottom.
We then filled the pots about 2/3 of the way with compost before putting our 'Nastursium' seeds into it and covering them. Each of us took one home and planted it that evening - with 2 extra which we planted in the school garden.
We are now monitoring our plant pots to see how long it takes for the newspaper pot to decompose - we have made some predictions but we will have to wait and see if they are right!
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