We made a water filter in our science class . We were only allowed to use certain materials to make it . The materials we used were cotton wool, clean stones , dirty water, a jar, coffee filter, sand and a funnel. The aim was to have clean water at the end. It went extremely well and the water was very clean . Adam, Ben, Holly and Joey had great fun.
Thanks to Mr Threadgold, everyone enjoyed whipped ice cream on 27th June. There were shrieks of delight as Mr Whippy pulled into the school car park. Having patiently waited their turn, the children sat on the grass eating ice cream in glorious sunshine. It was a great way to end the school year!
On the 29th of March, 6th Class took part in some wheelchair activities. Joanne Wall brought in some sporting wheelchairsWe played activities that included going in and out through cones and rolling a dice, the first team to get to 30 won. We worked in teams of 5 or 6. There were 5 teams, team 2 won the tournament!!! We all really enjoyed it. It gave us a great insight into what it is like to be in a wheelchair.
By Shane and Luke
Sixth class have chosen Morphcord as our Junior Entrepreneur enterprise product. Morphcord is a multi use cord. We have made keychains and bracelets. They are available from sixth class and cost €3 or two for €5. You can customise them with your name for €3 each. There is no discount for customised products.
Congratulations to Konrad, Pia, Aoibheann, Emma and Hazel who were prize winners in a recent poster competition run by Leighlinbridge Credit Union. They are pictured with Henry Roberts who presented them with their prizes. Emma also received a prize for winning at regional level.
On Thursday 15th December the 6th Class visited the Arboretum. The class arrived at 10 o’clock . There they met Rachel Doyle, the CEO of the Arboretum. Rachel told them all about her story and how she grew her business from a polytunnel in her back yard. The highlight of her career was when she was president of the International Gardening Centre Association (IGCA). At the end, the class were treated to a free hot chocolate. They also met the reindeers.Then they made their way back to the school. What an exciting day out!
By James, Sam, Rory, Sebastian , Julia, Stas and Konrad
On the 8th of December 6th class took part in a Dragons Den which was part of the J.E.P (Junior Entrepreneur Programme). Different groups proposed ideas for a class enterprise. Here are some of the ideas: Morph cord, Name meanings, Bath bombs, Dream catchers, Personalised diaries, Painted Rocks and bookmarks. The Dragons were Mr Threadgold, Mrs Byrne, Ms Lalor and Geraldine Brennan (Brennan’s shop). The Dragons loved the ideas but the one that stood out to them was Morph Cord. Morph Cord will go into production after Christmas.
By Shane, Lisa, Emer and Luke
Sixth class are taking part in The Crocus Project which is organised by Holocaust Education Trust Ireland. Ben made us a star shaped box to plant the crocuses which represents the Star of David. We planted over sixty bulbs to remember the Jewish children of the Holocaust which took place during the Second World War.
By Rose and Hazel
On the 14th of September, the All Ireland champion camogie team visited our school.
By Aaron, Adam, Konrad, Julia, Pia and Aaran.