Sports Day 2016
Science in our classroom
As a follow up the pupils made posters of electrical gadgets and also designed posters on being safe with electricity.
Our school tour 2016
Trip to Lough Boora Parklands.
Lough Boora is in Co.Offaly, It is between Kilcormac and Cloghan.
There are two types of bogs that are common in Ireland, the raised bog and a blanket bog. Lough Boora is a raised bog.
When we arrived at the parklands the bus pulled over. When we got off the bus we got into pairs, Mrs Davis and Ann handed us out a clipboard each.
We walked up to reception. After that we all had a loo break before we started. A few minutes after we met our tour guides Lisa and Helen.
Lisa and Helen were very nice. After everybody got into pairs again we set off. First Lisa gave us a breif summary of Bord Na Móna. Then we talked about what was manmade and natural, one of the lakes we saw was manmade and the others were natural. Then we saw the different sculptures. Finally we got to the pyramid and we all climbed up on it and Ann took a photo.
Next Lisa and Helen told us about all the plants in Lough Boora. Gorse, lichens, sphagnum moss, heather, bog cotton and bull rushes all grow in Lough Boora. Lisa showed us some bog cotton it was very fluffy. Lisa told us about the grey partridge and the heron. Later Helen told us about the hares, the hares are resident in Lough Boora. The hare likes the willow in Boora.
We finally came to Fairy Avenue and we saw all the willow structures and the fairy doors. We stopped at the wishing rock, i wished that we got no homework and we didn't, my wish came true.
I think our boglands should be saved because the animals habitats are going to be ruined if the bog is gone!
Take a look at our pictures!
Written by a fourth class student.
Science - Birr Theatre
SVP food appeal
Shoe Box Appeal
3rd & 4th Class Tour
Lian Callaghan, a willow specialist, worked with the children making "sciathógs"(frame baskets) and dream catchers from willow.
CRAFTed is the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Primary School Visual Arts based educational programme. It encourages learning through creativity and innovation, placing professional craftspeople to work alongside teachers in primary schools.