Pupils from our School took part in County Sports today ( Tuesday 24th May). Everyone had a great day and represented our school so well.
The Under 13 Girls and Boys relay teams enjoyed glory, with the girls winning bronze medals and the boys winning silver.
Eamon Lee (6th Class) won a Gold Medal in the 100m Sprint, giving him the title of Fastest Boy out of all of the county's schools! Seán Orajuba came second in the U11 sprints.
Aoife Summerville earned a silver medal in the 400m Final.
Well done to all who took part......we are very proud of all our athletes. A special word of thanks to the parents who helped out.
We are learning a lot obout ladybirds in room 1. Teacher brought in potatoes today and cut them in half. We got a half each and dipped it in red paint to create prints.
. On Monday, when the paint has dried, we are going to transform our potatoe prints into ladybirds. Check back here to see our finished pieces of art and some of the other work we have done on ladybirds :)!!
Pharaohs were the rulers of Ancient Egypt.
We designed our own pharaohs and gave them names, writing them in "hieroglyphics".
Ancient Egyptians wore beautiful, expensive gold jewellery. Both men and women loved to wear exquisite gold pieces decorated with colourful jewels. We designed our own pieces of jewellery for our pharaohs and wore them while we presented our projects.
Our Wonderful Projects!
After two weeks of learning all about the fascinating Egyptians, we worked in groups to research and gather all of our information to create amazing projects. We did such a great job! We found out so many interesting facts about their lives. Did you know that it took almost 2 months to mummify a body? There are 140 pyramids in Egypt and the Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the world!!
We completed projects on 26 countries in Europe. Some of us made posters, a few of us made projects using Microsoft word and others made powerpoint presentations. We put a lot of hard work into our projects and we all learned lots of interesting facts about all the countries. For example did you know that the longest place name in Ireland is Muchanaghederdauhaulia in Co. Galway? And did you know that in 2008 Norway knighted a penguin? You can read some of our projects below. Enjoy!
On Thursday 28th April, our 6th Classes had a visit from three members of the Garda Síochana; Garda Alan Regan, Sergeant Mick Walsh and Garda Kevin Farrelly. They spoke to us about their work as Gardaí and also about behaviour and respect in general. It was very informative and we learned some interesting things - it was a great insight into the difficult work that the Gardaí have to do.
We also had a little bit of fun and got to see some of the Garda Training equipment in action, such as: training shields and real handcuffs! The Gardaí also used the "Speed Gun" to check our running speeds on the yard - some of our runners very nearly got speeding tickets!!
We would like to thank Garda Alan and his colleagues for taking the time to visit us.
We held our County Sports Trials in Dangan last Friday. Everyone ran so well on the day. We wish all those who got through the very best of luck on May 24th.
We really enjoyed all the activities that took place during Health and Wellness Week. We took part in activities in keeping with the daily theme e.g. Mindfulness Monday, Thankful Tuesday etc. Some of our favourite activities included the Gratitude Jar, the Random Act of Kindness Lotto, Mindful Mandalas, Smile Day and Sports Day.
Ms McAllister's 6th class have been busy researching countries around the world. They did fantastic work and presented their projects so well. Well Done to all!
Well done to the girls and boys in Fifth Class who completed projects on various topics related to the 1916 Rising. A lot of time and effort went into these projects which proved very informative and interesting reads.
The work of Galway born milliner Philip Treacy was the inspiration for our hat creations in Rang 5. We used a range of different materials and more importantly our imaginations to create the hats. We feel our hats would look well at this years Galway Races.
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