For Engineering Week the children had the challenging task of designing and making a roller coaster for a ping pong ball out of recycled materials. Incredible and very imaginative roller coasters were created.
6th class engaged in many ‘heated’ debates on a variety of topics over the past few weeks. These debates included; ‘Who Has is Easier, Girls or Boys?’, ‘Should Dolphins Be Kept in Captivity?’, ‘Advertising to Children Under the Age of 12’, ‘Is it Fair For People to Own More Than One House?’ and ‘One Must Take an Intelligence Test Before They Can Vote’. I think it is safe to say there may be a few future politicians in the class.
A big congratulations to Abby Byrne for receiving a merit with her wonderful short story, ‘The Greed of the Book of Kells’, in the Trinity College Book of Kells competition.
Well done to 6th class for putting on an outstanding performance of their play ‘Grease’ as gaeilge. Future Hollywood actors in the making!
6th Class had a wonderful opportunity to escape school and visit the extremely talented local artist, Noreen Walsh and her beautiful art exhibition. During the visit, the children learned a lot about the life of an artist and asked many questions about her paintings and artistic style.
Well done to 6th Class for hosting a fantastic Science Day for the school!
The children had a wonderful opportunity to get a first hand look at some amazing birds of prey.
The Crocus Project is an Irish initiative whereby the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland provides yellow crocus bulbs to plant in autumn in memory of one and a half million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust and thousands of other children who were victims of Nazi atrocities. The crocus blooms at the end of January or beginning of February, around the time of international Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January).