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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas Art and Activities

We have had a lovely week here in Glencorrib N.S completing lots of nice Christmas activities.

Both our classrooms completed lovely Christmas art and craft. The junior room made really impressive sock penguins! The senior room created beautiful snowman pictures using chalks.

On Wednesday, we all went on a trip to the Cinema to see ‘The Grinch’, it was a fantastic day out.

Today, we had great fun as we all visited ‘Footsteps’ for a little Christmas Party with all the Pre-School children.

We would like to wish all our pupils and families a very ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019’. We will see you all back in Glencorrib N.S. in the New Year!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…!

This week we saw the first sign of Christmas at Glencorrib N.S.

As the children arrived at school on Monday morning they received a lovely surprise as there was a new advent calendar hanging up on their school bus. Each day a child will get to open a stocking containing a treat.  As you can imagine there was great excitement all around!

Later in the day, the pupils of 6th class put up and decorated the Christmas Tree.

If you are passing our school over the Christmas period make sure to look in and admire all of their wonderful work!

Ho, Ho, Ho!!

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Science Week

As part of Science Week 2018, 4th, 5th and 6th class participated in the Mayo School Design Challenge held in Westport in conjunction with the Mayo Science and Technology festival.

The challenge was to build a bridge out of straws and masking tape, that would stay upright while holding a bag of rice. The time allowed for the challenge was 40 minutes. The bridge that held the most rice was the winner.

Although our designs didn’t make the final two, both of our teams managed to make very successful bridges. We had a great day out and really enjoyed the competition.

The senior room also completed lots of other experiments in school during ‘Science Week’, including making Oobleck, which is a type of gloop made from cornflour and water.

The junior room were also experimenting with flour during their Aistear playtime and made some homemade play dough.

Have a look at some pictures from our fun Science Week!

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