This week has been an exciting week in our school. Our girls' soccer team travelled to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to take part in the Spar Schools 5 aside soccer tournament finals. We were delighted to hear that the girls won all their matches and they are now All Ireland Champions. The team visited our classroom this week with their trophies and they answered all our questions about the tournament. We also took part in a soccer skills training session on Monday which we really enjoyed. Well done girls, we are so proud!
We are very fortunate to have the renowned storyteller Eddie Lenihan living in our community and today Eddie took us to the townland of Cappafean to visit one of the holy wells in our parish. Eddie told us lots of stories associated with the well and we were delighted to have the opportunity to visit the well.
We were very excited today to welcome the Book Fair to our school. We had very long queues with lots of eager pupils enjoying the chance to invest in some new books!
As part of Book Week, we each chose a book character to dress up as. Well done to everyone for making such a wonderful effort!
As part of our Science lessons this month, we have been looking at the theme of energy and forces. Today we made parachutes using different materials in school. Some of us used paper, others used plastic. We tried various lengths of string and different weights to see which would make the best parachute. Here are some of our results!
We have been very busy designing and making Science projects to include an electrical circuit. We all created a variety of lighthouses, buzz off games, cars, boats, houses, traffic lights and lamps. This afternoon, we showed our projects to all the other classes in the school. They were very impressed with our work! Well done everyone and thanks to all the parents for the help!
We welcomed Mark Wilson to our classroom today. Mark was very interesting and we learned a lot about the history and geography of Ireland. Mark showed us his collection of hats, many of which were very old and from different countries. Then we looked at his collection of hammers. We were given the opportunity to make a face from wood and little pieces of branches. We really enjoyed Mark's visit to our school.