Over the past 5 weeks, we have been having great fun taking part in Junior Achievement Ireland's "Energize" programme. The aim of the programme is to encourage students to continue with science in secondary school, while also introducing them to the career opportunities available to them in the future. Energize explores the world of science, health & wellbeing, forensics, energy, safety and light in a fun and exciting way.
Due to Covid Restrictions, our JAI facilitator (Matteo) was unable to physically come into our classroom to deliver the programme but instead, he joined us virtually for each workshop. We would like to say a huge thank you to Matteo and to all the JAI team for organising the sessions for us. Each session was very interactive and we really looked forward to it each week!
We took part in 5 workshops which were:
1. My Health, My Well-Being
2. Mystery and Maggie's Manor (forensic science & chromatography)
3. Energy Explorers
4. Safety First
Take a look at some of our photos to see what we got up to!
Over the last two weeks we have created projects on tourist attractions all around Ireland. There are so many wonderful places to visit in our country. We learned many interesting facts about all the places we researched and we hope to visit some of these great places over the summer with our families.
Today in Ms. Regan's class we decorated cookies.This was to be done in Creativity week but we ran out of time. We started with plain circular cookies and ' created' masterpieces ranging from cats to sunsets and beyond. We thin they look great
Today we did some procedural writing. We wrote out the recipe for a smoothie and then followed the recipe to make some. They were delicious and got a big thumbs up from everyone!
We planted cress seeds. We used yoghurt tubs, cotton pads and cress seeds. We designed our yoghurt tubs with eyes and smiley faces and the cress acts like the hair. We had great fun learning about plants and what they need to grow.
Here you will see that we are extremely proud of our puppets in room 4. This week we were inspired by our SESE work to create Our Dream Rooms and Special Occupants and of course we introduced our puppets to our creations!
Our puppets also took park in our SPHE drama.
Delighted to share some more amazing creative work from the 3rd to 6th classes to mark Creative Schools Week. Such inspiring creations - well done everyone, so impressive!
For Creative Schools Week 2021, we created a town. We made toilet and kitchen roll holders into buildings, used paper to make a road and a river and then brought in loads of different things we had at home to make our town come to life. We really enjoyed creating it.
Delighted to share a snapshot of the wonderfully creative activities going on throughout the school to mark Creative Schools Week. Such inspiring art and creativity shown here from Junior Infants to 2nd Class - amazing!
Well done everyone!
We did lovely Sunburst Paintings in third class. We think they are very colourful and summery.All we need now is the sun!!!!
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