Friday, 27 March 2015

Easter Bunny visits Shrone!

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!


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

Glowhearts4Crumlin Day

Parents, pupils and staff in Shrone N.S were delighted to be able to support glowhearts4Crumlin. We wish them every success with their campaign and we thank you the parents for your generous contributions. 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Ghost - The Musical

Today the senior room were transported to New York during the musical of Ghost. The characters were: Molly, Sam, Carl, Oda Mae, Willie Lopez and the Subway Ghost.

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

Medals galore!

Congratulations to Ava, Jamie, Marc and Niamh who all won medals at basketball during the weekend. 

World Book Day.

Today the pupils in the Junior room read and enjoyed a sample of the books from World Book Day. 

The boys favourite book was " A Pirate's Guide To Landlubbing" whilst the girls enjoyed "Magic Animal Friends". 

Sunday, 8 March 2015

World War II Logbook - a primary source of evidence

Our teacher's Granddad, Se├ín Drumm, fought in the (RAF) Royal Air Force during World War II. 

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

Chocolate Fudge, Lemon Cake and Chocolate Chip Cake!

The Senior Room had their baking lesson with Marianne this lunch time. She taught them how to bake a Chocolate Fudge Cake, a Lemon Cake and a Chocolate Chip Cake.

The groups worked in threes to whisk eggs and sugar, stir in flour and add cocoa or chocolate chips or lemon rind. (We were very surprised to learn that the skin of the lemon gives the cake lemon flavour!) Whisking the eggs and sugar together made the mixture nice and fluffy Stirring in the flour made the mixture a bit less runny. The cocoa turned the whole mixture brown/ chocolate coloured. All of the cake mixtures were the same bit the flavours and things we added were what made the cakes chocolate fudge or chocolate chip or lemon. 

When the liquidy mixtures were heated they changed. They rose up and made a lovely spongy cake! 

We had spare mixture left over so we even got to bake some cupcakes to make sure none of it went to waste!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Snow in Springtime!?

Today we had a big surprise when we woke up! - More snow!!! We built a snowman and threw snowballs. 

The daffodils are popping up and we also have frogspawn in our pond. What a big surprise for Spring! 

Monday, 2 March 2015

We're on the Radio!

Mary Fagan, from the Diocese of Kerry and Presenter of the Horizons programme on Radio Kerry visited us on Tuesday 24th February. She recorded some audio with the Junior and Senior Rooms. The Junior Rooms told her some stories from the Bible and the Senior Room talked about Nano Nagle, the Nano Nagle Retreat Centre and their Confirmation. 

The programme aired on Sunday morning. You can listen to it by clicking here.