Science Week

We did lots of experiments today to celebrate science week.

  1. We put an egg into vinegar to see what would happen to it. We know that vinegar is an acid, so we made some predictions. We’ll check on the egg every day to see if it is changing.
  2. We put hot water on a circle of ‘Skittles’ sweets, it created a rainbow of colour.
  3. We put food dye onto a plate milk. Then we added a drop of soap. The soap breaks down the fat in the milk, causing the colours to swirl and mix.
  4. We put raisins into fizzy lemonade. The raisins initally sank and then they rose again (as the bubbles attached onto them) then they sink again (when the bubbles burst). We called this experiment, ‘Dancing Raisins’.        

Yoga in Fifth Classes

Our fifth classes are currently enjoying a six week yoga course with  their yoga teacher Lynsey Lynn. We would like to thank our Parents Association for funding this initiative which is very beneficial to our pupils. They have learned a number of yoga poses, stretches and relaxation techniques and have really enjoyed the classes. We hope that they continue to practise what they have learned.

Arts Week

We have had a wonderful Arts Week here in school and each day we had different visitors and activities. I would like to thank all the staff, but especially, Ms Hegarty, for the work, organisation and planning that has ensured that every child had a great learning experience this week. Thank you for all the fun!

Redmond O’ Toole

Yesterday we had a very exciting visit from Redmond O’ Toole.  Redmond is a professional guitarist and has played with the Chieftains. He has played in some of the most famous concert halls all over the world. He plays the classical guitar so you might hear him playing some Bach and classical Spanish pieces. He is a teacher with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His student Marina Kilmurray came with him too and it was cool because she is from Balbriggan! Redmond brought an 8 string guitar and played some wonderful pieces for us!

Leah said “It was fantastic I had never seen a guitar like that before”

Max said “His fingers moved so quick when he was playing”

Killian said “He was good at playing the music”

Adrian said “It was amazing”

Many thanks to Redmond for visiting and to Deborah Kelleher of the Royal Irish Academy of Music for helping to organise this visit!

Balbriggan Co. Dublin