Ms Walsh’s fourth class took part in the Primary Science Fair at the RDS on Saturday, 13th January.
The RDS Primary Science Fair showcases STEM investigations (science, technology, engineering and maths) undertaken by 4th-6th class children. With a core focus on children’s skills development, it brings together teachers, parents and students to showcase class projects, share experiences and learn from each other. The primary science Fair takes place alongside the BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
The fourth class pupils, teachers and parents had a great day at the fair. The children had studied how cranes work and built a number of model cranes from recyclable materials. Thank you to Fergal, Jodie’s grandad for building us a crane from wood.
The pupils impressed the judges with their knowledge and enthusiasm about cranes and they also taught the judges some Gaeilge!
During the day in the RDS the children had an opportunity to experience some presentations and films on STEM related subjects. They visited a number of exhibitions and really enjoyed the experience.
Well done to all and a big thank you to Ms Walsh and Ms 0′ Brien for facilitating this work with the children. .
Pupils in St. Molaga’s school were thrilled to get a chance to view the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin cups recently when members of the winning Dublin Gaelic Football Men’s and Ladies’ teams brought the coveted silverware to the school. On both occasions, children impressed the team members by their excellent questions during Q&A sessions in the hall. Team members were accompanied by Larissa Muldoon from our local GAA club and indeed both team players emphasised how much they had been influenced to take up Gaelic football when it was introduced to them in school by representatives from their local clubs. Indeed perhaps some of the pupils present in our school hall will be bringing back the cups as team members themselves in the future!
The 5th class children from St Molaga’s were invited to visit Balbriggan Community College. The children were split into different coloured groups on arrival. They then, with their group leader, visited the art room to make gory cuts out of paint, glue and plaster, the tech room to look at robots, the science lab to make fire and dissect a lambs heart and finally to their new amazing gymnasium to jump the high jump and climb the climbing wall.
The children got a real flavour of what secondary school in Balbriggan Community College will be like if they chose to go there.
Everyone in 5th Class was lucky enough to visit the National Gallery on Clare St. and the Natural History Museum on Merrion Square. The tour in the Gallery was terrific, especially considering how busy the Gallery was.
We had a terrific time in the Natural History Museum and saw lots of amazing Irish and international, especially the Hoopoe bird that was found here in Balbriggan in 1903
Our Guide Sarah was terrific!
Kate was fantastic too!
The sculpture Gallery was cool,Hercules was on legendary demigod!!!! But Teacher struggles taking pictures in mixed light settings.
On Monday the 23rd of January 2017 Ciarán Kilkenny came into our school with the Sam Maguire. The Sam Maguire is named after Sam Maguire who was born in Cork on the 12 of March 1877 and died in 1927 at the age of 49.He was a famous Republican and GAA player.He was one of Michael Collins’s right hand men.He died of TB.They say he died broken hearted + penniless and was buried in Dunmanway. The cup was designed + presented to the GAA in 1928 after his death. It cost £300 (which would be e26,393 now). We all crowded around Ciarán Kilkenny and the Sam Maguire after small break. Ms.Costello went around with a microphone and some people asked him questions like: How did he feel when they drew against Mayo? and Who was the toughest player he played against. A girl from 3rd class asked him to sign her jersey, and he did. Then he said, because Ms Costello was from Mayo, if we all said “Up the Dubs” on the count of 3, we would get a night off homework. So he counted to 3 and we all shouted ” up the Dubs” really loudly, and we have no homework tonight! Hurrah!
On Friday the 13th of January the Garda Horses came into our school. One was called Donnagh and the other was called Oscar. Donnagh is 14 and Oscar is 8. They were adorable. Donnagh’s coat was a chestnut colour and Oscar had a grey coat. They were adorable! They are Shire types of horses. The horses came because Kevin Dowling won the Christmas Card competition.
We got to rub them and the lady told us facts about them. At the end, we got pictures with them and..
Oscar was POSING !!!!!!!
Wiki, Ella & Leah.
Goal came into our school to talk to us about what they do which is, they go to different countries that have trouble with natural disasters. The natural disasters they help with are Earthquakes, Wars and tsunami’s.
They also take care of medical diseases. They helped Africa fight Ebola by setting up tents and getting nurses to work in them so it could be an Ebola hospital because, if they got treated in the ordinary hospital and they were lying in a bed beside somebody with a broken leg they would give them Ebola.
They help countries by keeping them educated and healthy. They also try make them not starve because they could get too skinny and that is dangerous , so they measure their arms with a bracelet.
Thank you Goal for helping people around the world and for coming into our school.
We held a Goal Jersey Day on the 16th September, the Friday before the All Ireland of Dublin v Mayo. We all enjoyed dressing in our favourite jerseys and each pupil was asked to donate to GOAL. We collected €720 and today,Louise from the Goal organisation, visited our school.
In the morning she facilitated two Drama workshops with 6th classes which were great fun and made us think about the work of Goal and life in a developing country. In the afternoon she spoke to 5th & 6th class about the work undertaken by GOAL in countries worldwide. We learned a lot about the work of GOAL and how we helped contribute to it through our donation. We will continue to learn about global citizenship, climate change, migration, the refugee crisis, conflict and natural disasters in our SPHE work in class.