To celebrate St Brigid's Day, we got to visit St Brigid's Cathedral off Market Square in Kildare Town. We had a great day and the highlight for most of us was climbing the tower which stands at 108ft tall! It was a bit scary but the view at the top was worth it! Our tour guide Brenda brought us around the inside of the Cathedral and we learned a lot of interesting facts, like the fact that one of the side walls on the altar leans in as a mark of respect to Jesus on the cross. We also got to stand in St Brigid's fire pit and explore around the cemetary. We calculated that the oldest grave was 404yrs old!
We baked some spooky cupcakes in the kitchen today. It was such good fun We mixed the ingredients for the cupcakes and then put them in the oven for 15 mins. This gave us time to make the frosting. Once the cupcakes were cooled we smeared the frosting on top and decorated them with spooky Halloween shapes and eyes. We were dying to eat them they looked so delicious but we waited to take them home first!
We learned about the human eye and ear. This week our science challenge was to design and make a model ear to show how the human ear works. We used a funnel, tubing, cling film and sellotape to make the ear and then we tested it to see if people in our group could hear us. It really helped us see and understand how sound travels!