The snow didn’t stop the ‘running’ of the inaugural indoor athletics event which had been scheduled for Feb 28th. 21 athletes traveled to Abbottstown on March 12th to compete in hurdles, sprints, 600m, relays, shot put, long jump and high jump. We were up against mostly Dublin schools and came out the better of them in many events. The girls finished second overall school after the 7 events. Lucy Daly, Lucy Willoughby and Daniel Connerty brought home gold medals. Tara Casey bagged a silver in the high jump with a PB of 1m 30cm and Mike O’ Neill a bronze with an amazing throw of 9m 9 cm! Emily O’ Reilly, Sarah Hayes, Jessica Earls and Emilie Watchorn got a bronze in the relay. Sophia Keogh made it the 60m final. Thank you to Alan and Vickie and Sinéad who helped out.
Here is what the children from Mr. Sheekey’s Senior Infants love about their mums!
The two 1st classes were delighted to bring their grandparents to school today! We were proud to show off our songs, prayers and lovely artwork. We hope all of the grandparents enjoyed our prayer service and know just how special they are to their grandchildren. We remember especially all of our grandparents who couldn’t be with us today. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Miss Griffin’s 6th class had an amazing day at the Primary Science Fair in the RDS on Friday. They did amazingly well answering all the questions that the public asked them, and did their school proud. Our class would like to thank everyone that made the day possible, including parents that came with us and helped out on the day, parents that helped by talking about the experiment and research at home, parents who helped to send emails, and anyone who popped in to see us and offered us words of encouragement and support. We’d also like to thank Mr Vance for coming in to see us in the RDS, and to all the teachers and students who took part in our experiment or helped in any way.
Please find a selection of photos from the day below (there are at least 3 past pupils from St Kevin’s, as well as a few other famous faces!!), but if you would like to find out more about our project and see all of the photos from when we began planning our project right through to Friday’s presentation, please go to https://perceptionofsightandtaste.wordpress.com/photo-gallery
After months of preparation, including weeks of research, 6 experiments, 40 participants from 1st class, 3rd class, 6th class and teachers, 3 minor heart attacks caused by Mircosoft Word bar charts and pie charts, 6 litres of smoothies and 7 litres of ice cream, we’re finally ready to present our research in the RDS tomorrow.
If you would love to know what we did, but can’t make it to the RDS, everything you could want to know about the sense of sight and taste in humans and animals, our experiments, results, and photos of us from every stage along the way, check out our website (created and run by members of our class) by clicking the image below!