“Getting in the Light” by 6th Class

“Getting in the Light” by 6th Class

In 1946 two out of three Irish homes had no electricity. World War Two had ended and unemployment gripped the nation. The government launched the Rural Electrification Scheme. 
 
Inspired by stories about rural electrification from the book “Then There Was Light” (PJ Cunningham/Dr.Joe Kearney) pupils from 6th class drafted their own stories about rural electrification. Using their imagination and working together, children produced a remarkable collection of personal, emotive and imaginative original stories.  Supported with evidence from esbarchives.ie they produced a final draft of their story and presented it in their best handwriting. Please read our stories and get a sense of the significance of this event in Irish history and how it has inspired us in 6th class. Please visit our display outside 6th class to view our writing first hand. We also digitally created our stories and they are available to read on https://www.scoilnet.ie/threads/. and they are also below in pdf form. In recognition of all the hard work, we look forward to the visit of members of the ESB Archive team who will visit the students and discuss their wonderful writing. 
Celebrating  Science Week

Celebrating Science Week

5th and 6th classes are busy preparing for their annual Science Fair to be held on Friday, November 24th.

1st, 2nd and 3rd enjoyed their Lego workshops.

JI and SI had a great day at Imaginosity to enjoy all things science!

Following instructions. 

  

  The finished products!

 

 

Third class at work.

Finished!

 

Some pictures of Junior and Senior Infants’ trip to Imaginosity.

 

Scarecrow Competition Winners.

Scarecrow Competition Winners.

Congratulations to Junior Infants and Sixth Class who were winners in the Scarecrow Competition in St.Enda’s. The winning entries ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Headless Henry’ both won in the schools category, while ‘Headless Henry’ was also the ‘People’s Favourite’ winner.

Headless Henry 

Rainbow (left of picture)

Global Goals

Global Goals

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Over the past couple of weeks 6th class have been learning about the Global Goals.

The Global Goals have been drawn up to focus on three main areas they are to:

  • End extreme poverty
  • Fix climate change
  • Fight inequality and injustice

The Global Goals are set every fifteen years, in an attempt to make the world a better place for everyone everywhere.

Each child in our class had to make a poster representing one of the goals.

These posters were made for our presentation of the global goals.

Then Calum wrote a song to sing with the class in our presentation.

We have now made a music video and are planning to send the song into the global goals.

We hope they like it.

Calum , Sam , Niamh

 

6th Class 2015 Graduation

6th Class 2015 Graduation

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