Science Day this year was a brilliant success. Grace’s 4th and 5th class manned 15 experiments while the rest of the school visited the room to discover loads about science. There were prizes on offer for pupils that used their scientific skills so well done to Aaron from Fiona’s class and Eimhín from Grace’s class for winning the two prizes on offer. Below are a selection of photographs from the day.
As part of a gardening competition, some of the pupils in 2nd and 3rd class visited the new 4Home store in Gorey. The children were photographed by the local newspaper as they chatted to the manager of the shop.
The school will be making a new garden in the next term and the children will be choosing the seeds, bulbs and ornaments that will go in it. We’ll post up photographs as soon as the garden starts to sprout!
Next time you take a DART trip keep and eye out for the fabulous art work of Gorey Educate Together pupils, Aine Dunne and Sophie Ryle. Aine and Sophie were announced national winners of the UCD Conway Institute AccesScience Poster competition at the annual AccesScience 2008 event. The girls travelled to Dublin this week to the pretigious O’Reilly Hall where they received their prizes from RTE’s Pat Kenny. The poster competition, which is open to primary and secondary students, offered the girls the opportunity to combine their scientific interests and artistic talents to communicate this year’s theme of “Science In Our Lives”.
Fifth class pupil Aine, took first place for her poster entitled “Science Is Growing” while Sophie received third prize for her “Science Is Great- Try It”. Both posters will be displayed on DART trains and Stations where they will be viewed by over 100,000 commuters a day! Well done Aine and Sophie!
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Ben created a interesting sculpture using old CD cases, pencils, bottle tops and re-used cardboard.
Joey used an old music box, a large paper clamp, some used batteries and his imagination to make his fighter plane.
Have a look!
Tashi Delek! Happy Tibetan New Year!
February 8th – 10th 2008: Losar, the Tibetan New Year
Losar is the most important festival in Tibet. Every year the people of Tibet take part in a three-day celebration with their families and friends. It is a chance to resolve problems and discard unhappy memories of the previous year. During Losar Buddhists great each other by saying “Tashi Delek”. Family gatherings, exchanging gifts and vsiting local monasteries are all part of the Losar celebrations.
We celebrated Losar by making Buddhist prayer flags.
For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have planted prayer flags outside their homes so that the wind will carry their prayers and wishes across the countryside.
Prayer flags are said to bring happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter and all those nearby. During Losar clolourful new prayer flags are made and hung outdoors for all to see.
Our prayer flags have Buddhist symbols and special new year’s wishes.
Last term we learned about the properties of water.
We investigated sinking / floating and dissolving.
Experiments with water are fun…and very messy!
We are trying to get a green flag for our school
Tá brat glas á lorg againn.
The Green Committee is made up of pupils from 2nd – 5th class.
The committee changes every month.
Committee members have responsible for certain “green jobs”.
- Emptying compost bins
- Surveying recycling bins
- Reminding classes how to use the recycling bins
The committee meet to make decisions about our Green Schools campaign.
Our Green Targets:
- To put less non-recyclable rubbish into the regular bins.
- To recycle more by putting more rubbish into the blue and green bins.
- To collect and recycle lots of used batteries.
- Marvin the Magician Environmental Show
Marvin used magic and fun to show us the importance of protecting the environment .
- GREEN WEEK 2008 (June 9th – 13th) One whole week of being green!
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Fifth Class are entering the K’nex Challenge, an Engineering competition. The children had to choose a piece of engineering in Gorey and represent it using K’nex pieces. Below are some photographs of the children in action. Come back soon to see the final result