Active Schools Week took place between the 7th to the 10th of May and it was a wonderful success!
Every morning, hail, rain or shine, we kicked off with Shake Up, Wake Up! Our AS Team helped us out by demonstrating some of the actions for us!
In each classroom, teachers made sure that extra time was given for Active Breaks! Teachers used Go Noodle, Bizzy Breaks and 10 @ 10.
The school participated again in the Run Around Europe Challenge and we made it even further than the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin! This year we managed to run over 1,600 km which means we made it as far as Lake Bled in Slovenia! Well done everyone!
To round off an eventful and active week, we had a jersey day on Friday to display the different sports and interests of our children and staff.
And finally, some 5th and 6th class students took on the mighty staff team in a game of hotseat. The winning team is still a source of debate!
Thanks to all who helped out this week – staff, parents, guardians and children!
And a particularly massive thank you to Molly, Alice, Ruairí and Jodie of the Active Schools Team.
Today we went to the Rediscovery Centre. I was partnered with Alice. It took a long time to get there but I enjoyed the ride.
On the way I saw what looked like a lighthouse but it was very far away from the water. I pointed it to Alice and she said it was the Rediscovery Centre!
When we got inside, we had a small snack and met our guides. He said that in the Rediscovery Centre they do fashion, furniture, paint, bikes and education workshops. They would get old fabric, paint and other things to make new things.
We focused on Litter and Waste, we were told:
About the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Waste will never go away, it will always be on Earth.
Every year, Ireland produces 19.8 million tonnes of waste. This is enough to fill Croke Park 3 times!
You can put the top of a pizza box in the recycling bin and the bottom half into compost.
Chewing gum is not biodegradable. This means that it will never wear away.
It takes 1 million years for glass to biodegrade.
They took old IKEA bags and turned them into raincoats!
We also played some games. After that we made pictures using recyclable materials. Then we had lunch at the pond. I saw a lot of fish.
We then got our art back. Mine had my initials on it. Then we went back to school. The trip was fun!
Over the last number of weeks, 4th class have been learning about the Vikings.
We took a trip to the heart of Viking Dublin during March where the children learned about the lives of Vikings, what they ate and how they fought. We also got a glimpse into life in Norman Ireland as well.
Using the ‘Art for Kids Hub’ on YouTube, 4th class designed their own Viking and some beautiful Viking Longboat silhouettes! (Fun Fact: Vikings didn’t actually have horns on their helmets!)
To complete our Viking work, children gathered facts from our trip to Dublinia along with some online research and worked in pairs to create a PowerPoint presentation. The children had great fun selecting images and transitions to put into their presentations.