Today, as part of Active Flag Week, we held our Sports Day. We did gymnastics, Scavenger Hunt, Athletics, Soccer (with Laura from the FAI), rounders, Dance and a 1km walk. It was a fantastic day. Check out some of the photos from the day below.
Today in our Science lesson we looked at air and how it reacted when pressure was applied to it. We filled some balloons and tested how well they stood up to being put under pressure.
We tested one balloon and saw that it burst when teacher squeezed it. The same thing happened when two balloons were tested.
We decided to test how 10-12 balloons would cope under the pressure of a table.. Christian then stood on the table to apply more pressure, no balloons burst.
Jim then stood up to help apply more pressure. Still no balloons burst.
Niamh stood up and the outcome was the same. Finally we got Róisín to join in, so four pupils were standing on the upside down table (being securely held by Mr. O Toole) and applying a lot of pressure on the balloons yet none of them burst.
We thought this was a really fun experiment, most of us guessed the balloons would burst. Carley wasn't convinced though, she guessed correctly that the balloons would spread the weight (load) among them and be able to withstand the pressure being applied
Today we had our Lá Glas where everyone was invited to wear something green. We brought in a €1 or €2 each to raise funds for the charity Diningroom - Newbridge. We're hoping to raise lots of money for them.
As part of our Seachtain Na Gaeilge activities we took part in a Céilí with the other 3rd classes. Check out some of our pictures below.
As part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge many classes put on a performance for the school during a Cheolchoirm.
We performed an Irish version of the Maori Haka. We rehearsed it a lot before the big day and we were a little nervous when everyone was watching us but we did really well. We got lots of compliments about how well we performed. It was a lot of fun.
We have been waiting anxiously since before our mid-term for our chicks to arrive. Thankfully today, the last of the seven eggs finally hatched and we are all delighted to see the fluffy little chicks chirping away in their enclosure.
We had a draw to see what names would be given to the chicks. The following were randomly picked out as their names:
· Pecky (Conor Rm 21)
· Jessie (Mannix Rm 20)
· Pip (Saoirse Rm 32)
· Eggnog (Emily Rm 35)
· Bob (5th class Mrs. Egan’s)
· Fluffy (Katie Rm 35)
· Flash (Brandon Rm 21)
Eamonn paid us a visit today and showed us some basic skills in camogie and hurling. He is going to be with us on Thursdays for the next few weeks. We really enjoyed ourselves. Many of us don't play either game so it was great to try something new. Take a look at some of our pictures from the day below.