Students were delighted today when the Easter Bunny arrived to the Easter Egg Hunt! Children found eggs around the school and he swapped them for chocolate! We had great fun. Happy Easter everybody!
Friday, 27 March 2015
The Senior Room are launching their second publication today -"ALPHABANDIT", a handy English tips book, by kids for kids.
The book is published as part of the Junior Entrepreneur Project.
It will really help students in 3rd- 6th class with their writing skills with suggestions like words to use instead of 'said' or 'then', a Proof Reading Checker and lists of regularly misspelled words.
The book content was chosen by the pupils and designed along the theme of bandits, prison and "crimes against English".
This is the second year that the Senior Room has been involved in JEP. Last year the pupils came up with a handy Maths Book idea and published a book called "Sea the Facts". They managed to sell 200 copies of the book and subsidised their school tour to Dublin. They also had €50 left over that they reinvested in their project this year.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
A very happy St. Patrick's Day to everybody!
We took part in the parade in Rathmore on Sunday and to everybody's surprise we came first and won a lovely plaque. Well done to everybody involved! Aidan (St. Patrick) even made the Irish Examiner on Monday!
Friday, 13 March 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
It was awesome! Our favourite part was when the nuns were given 10 million dollars!!
The music was very exciting. We were 5 rows away from the stage. The orchestra were in front of the stage. We saw musicians playing violins, saxophones, trumpets, flute, double base, drums, piano and a keyboard. The conductor was in charge of the orchestra and he was playing the piano. His name was Noel Lennon.
There were 2 acts. There were lots of scenes in each act. The first act was definitely longer than the second act. There was a interval in between. Our favourite scenes in act 1 were: When Sam got shot and when we met Oda Mae for the first time. Our favourite scenes in act 2 were: The umbrellas, the bank scene, Oda Mae talking to the bank manager and taking all his pens. Another scene we really enjoyed were the Subway scenes. The lighting and choreography made it seem like the stage was a real life Subway station.
We were very impressed with how the set moved. There was men in black clothes who came onto the stage and moved the large platforms between scenes.
We think the sound effects were brilliant. We heard the gun shots and when the glass shattered on the picture frame. At the end of act 1, There was a huge bolt of lightning projected onto the screen and the thunder sound was so loud and real sounding that it gave us all a fright!
During the final scene, Sam went to a new life in heaven. We were very impressed with the background, the lighting, the smoke, the projectors and the sounds.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Sunday, 8 March 2015
He fought 32 missions during the war. An average rear bomber only survived 8 to 10 missions.
This is a copy of the logbook he kept before, during and after the war. It has all his training missions, war missions and what he did after the war.
It is a primary source of evidence from history.
We spotted some interesting entries in the book such as bombing Berchtesgaden (Hitler's house) and the Dortmund-Ems canal.
We also learned that the abbreviations we saw in the logbook, H.L.B. and L.L.B., were for High Level Bombing and Low Level Bombing.
You can see the logbook by clicking here. The book is also on display in Collin's Barracks in Dublin. We went to see the book last year on our school tour to Dublin.
Thursday, 5 March 2015
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Monday, 2 March 2015
The programme aired on Sunday morning. You can listen to it by clicking here.