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5th Class Visit to Balbriggan Community College

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.

 

The Rugby 6 Nations Competition

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Irish Rugby

 

We each researched an Irish rugby player using our lap tops. The Rugby six nations competition is on taking place at the moment.

We researched and discovered the height, weight and birthday of our player.

We researched Brian O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connell, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Johnny Sexton , Sean O Brien and the Kearney brothers, Rob and Paul.

Ronan Costello, a 4th year student on work experience, really helped us a lot.

It was great fun learning about each rugby player.

We presented them to Ms Costello.

The Year of the Horse

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The Year of the horse.

 

Today we painted pictures of the Blue horse by Franz Marc and Eric Carle.

Franz Marc was a World War painter who believed that an animal could be any colour, it was all in your imagination. He was killed in action and his sketch book was found upon him.  Eric Carle took this idea to create a children’s book called,

The Artist who painted the Blue Horse.

We also decided to paint the horse because it is the Chinese year of the horse.

We really enjoyed painting our blue horses.

A visitor from Dublin Zoo

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A visitor from Dublin Zoo.

 

A fantastic gentleman from Dublin zoo came to visit our school. He brought amazing animal parts such as an elephant’s foot, elephant’s teeth, a dead turtle and a Siberian tiger skin.

He told us amazing facts about elephants. They are so quiet when they walk because their feet spring when they walk. The live as long as six sets of teeth and each set lasts about 10 years.

Male turtles never ever leave the sea and a female turtle only ever leaves the sea to have her eggs and bury them before she returns to the sea. She never sees her baby turtle eggs hatch and probably never meets her babies.

We learned about the good things Dublin zoo does for all animals especially animals that are on the brink of extinction.

It was an amazing day.

Daffodil Planting

Today the 3rd class children planted their spring bulbs thanks to the Parents Association. There was a great variety planted on the school grounds, tall daffodils, tulips and alliums.Our caretaker Michael dug all the holes for us despite the wet weather. Ms Costello explained how to position the bulb for the daffodil to sprout up in the Spring. The children then wrote their own poems back in their classrooms. We are all looking forward to the splash of colour in the spring.