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.
The cake sale and €2 fundraiser today for Lucy Leahy raised an amazing €3,111.
We would like to sincerely thank you all for baking so many cakes and supporting this very worthwhile fundraiser. We couldn’t believe the amount of cakes/money etc. that people brought in and was even more amazed that they were all sold. They’ll be on a sugar high for a week!!
Congratulations to the student council for organising this event.
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!