6th class from St. Kevin’s went on a historical tour to Glasnevin Cemetery recently. It is remarkable how many of the most famous and important figures in our history are buried there and the guides did a great job in telling us interesting facts about these people and how they ended up in Glasnevin. We saw the graves of O’Connell and Parnell right through to de Valera and Collins and also had time to visit the museum where a short movie told of the history of the cemetery itself, mostly centered around the round tower marking the tomb of O’Connell. Over 1.6 million other ordinary Dubliners are buried there too – more people than live in the city itself now.
Here are some of the science experiments we did in room 9. We experimented with sound vibrations. We used elastic bands and put them around containers. when we plucked the elastic bands we could see the sound vibrations!
We also looked at materials and change and what happens when we mix corn flour and water. Finally, one of our favourite experiments was making butter. We shook cream in containers until it turned to butter. We discovered that when we added a marble to the container it made the butter quicker. We even tasted the butter- it was yummy!
Happy Easter from all of our Senior Infants!
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!