Last week was ‘Engineers Week 2019’.
As part of this, the senior room learned all about the role of an engineer. They were also given an engineering challenge which was to design and make a bridge using sellotape and spaghetti, the most successful bridge was the one that held the most weight.
We really enjoyed the week and we definitely think we have a few budding engineers among us!
Today we celebrated World Book Day.
We had a very special visit from a local author Kate Kelly. Kate kindly read an extract from her new book ‘Hayward’s Unexpected Dawn Adventure’. Kate’s books are inspired by her interest in and love for local wildlife and she spoke to us about the importance of conservation, especially with regard to the hedgehog.
Also, as part of ‘World book Day’ we all dressed up as our favourite book character. We have all been busy bees over the last couple of weeks making our own costumes, with a little help from mums and dads! We really enjoyed dressing up and I think everyone will agree that all our costumes are fantastic!
Well done to everyone for making a tremendous effort. The judges had a very difficult time deciding on the winners, but congratulations to our winners:
1st Place – Harry and Cathal as ‘The Farmer and Shaun the Sheep
2nd Place – Ciara as ‘Gansta Granny’
3rd Place – Eleanor as a ‘Soldier Card’ from Alice in Wonderland
Have a look at some pictures from our day…
On Tuesday, Pat from Heritage Ireland came to visit us to talk to us about life in the olden days.
He began his visit by showing us how to make butter using a churn. The junior room began the process by adding cream to the churn and churning it. The senior room then continued the churning process, followed by draining the buttermilk, washing the butter and lastly, shaping it into butter balls. Pat also taught us about the history of butter, its folklore, and the importance of butter to society in older times.
In the afternoon, Pat set us a challenge to make a coat from a canvass bag without cutting or tying the bag, it had to cover your head, shoulders and back. This was great fun and although a little tricky at first, we managed to complete the challenge!
Lastly, Pat showed us how to make a Súgán Rope by twisting and turning hay.
We all really enjoyed his visit. We wonder what we will be telling the future generations about in years to come!
Have a look at some pictures from the day.