Leighlinbridge N.S.

Scoil Naomh Laisrian 2017/18

Discover Primary Science – Plaque of STEM Excellence 2017/18

We are delighted to announce that our school has achieved a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Award! Over the past number of weeks every class in the school has been busy working on various projects and on the 21st March we held a Science Fair in the hall for all classes. There were some fantastic experiments and projects on show and it was a really enjoyable afternooon. Well done to all students for their hard work, enthusiasm and great ideas. Huge thanks to Mrs Roche for co-ordinating our application. We should receive our plaque in the next few weeks.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil Laighean Ladies Football Blitz

14 girls were selected from schools around Carlow to play in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil Laighean Ladies Football Blitz in St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra. Brónagh Nolan (6th Class) was selected from our school.  The girls played brilliantly putting in some excellent performances throughout the  and busy morning. They beat West-Meath 3.02-0.02, Dublin 3.05-2.02 and Louth 3.08-0.02 to top their group and qualify for the Division 1 Final. They lost to a very strong Meath team but acquitted themsevles very well and gained valuable playing experiences along the way.  Huge congratulations and well done to all involved.

We are very proud of Brónagh!

Split the Pot Winner!!

Congratulations to Nicola Rea on winning €152.45 in week 3 of our Split the Pot Draw! Thanks for the continued support everyone. Envelopes will be sent home again on Monday and our next draw will take place on Thursday 24th May as we are closed on Friday 25th.

Leighlinbridge NS 5KM Fun Run/Walk

Only 3 weeks to go to out 5KM Fun Run/Walk!!

Registration is open on www.popupraces.ie/events/leighlinbridge-5km-fun-run-walk 

Please spread the word and register online!

 

Pneumatics

The word pneumatics comes from the Greek word pneuma which means wind. Pneumatics uses trapped air to move things. Our challenge was to make a moving monster using pneumatics. We used syringes and plastic tubes to make the monster’s mouth go up and down. We made all different kinds of monsters, some were red, some were yellow, some were weird and some were cool. Here is a picture of us with our monsters. By Adam Bandyk and Frank Doran.

 

We have a winner!

🎉🎉🎉 Congratulations Ethan Jenkins! Our first Split the Pot winner. €158!! Envelopes will be available from Kathleen’s Office from Wednesday. Our next draw will take place on Friday the 11th. If you’re not in you can’t win! 🎉🎉

Making a Drawbot

On Friday the 27th of April we learned how to make a drawbot. First we watched a tutorial on how to make a drawbot. We used a cardboard cup, 3-4 markers, tape, blue tac, rubber, 2 batteries, 2 wires and a motor. First we taped the markers onto each side of the cup, then we taped the motor onto the top of the cup. Then put the rubber on the motor so it would vibrate. We used blue tac to stick the batteries onto the cup. After that we connected the wires up from the batteries to the motor. Then you get a page and put your drawbot on it and if the wires are connected properly it should start vibrating on the page making lines, circles etc. You can draw a face or design on the cup to make it look cool but this is entirely optional.  After that’s done you can have good fun with it.

By Jeremy Hla, Calum Kehoe, Frank Doran and Katie Brennan (6th class)

 

Split the Pot

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Our Split the Pot fundraiser is commencing this week. Envelopes will be sent home in every child’s bag this evening. Cost of entry is €2 and additional envelopes will be available from Kathleen’s office. All entries should be placed in the blue box outside Kathleen’s office. Our first draw will take place on Thursday morning. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page, our Parents Noticeboard and will be contacted directly. Good luck everyone!

Science Fair

On Wednesday 21st March a Science Fair was held in the school hall. This gave students an opportunity to showcase and explain their science work to other classes in the school. The following activities were on show:

Junior Infants: Dancing Raisins; The Life Cycle of a Chick

Senior Infants: Floating and Sinking; Egg in Salt and Water

First Class: Egg in Water and Egg in Vinegar;The Life Cycle of the Frog

Second Class: Lemon Suds; Whistling Balloons; Dying Celery; Optical Illusions

3rd and 4th: Surface Tension; Making Hovercrafts

4th and 5th: Testing for Starch; Which drink contains most sugar?

5th and 6th: Electric Quizzes; Electricity Construction Projects

As you can see we had great fun while learning lots!

Play Area Development

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