Our new Senior Choir

After a long silence of two years we would like to introduce our newly formed St. Brigid’s NS Senior Choir.

They would like to share their recording of a beautiful song, ‘A Little Peace’.

It is hard to believe they only started practising a short few weeks ago!

Table Cricket Room 27

Another exciting day for Room 27 was when Killian Molloy from Cricket Leinster shared the new game of TABLE CRICKET with the class! Everyone enjoyed getting an opportunity to play this new game. Lots of fantastic ‘batting’ and ‘bowling’ skills were on display!

 

5th class School Tour

On June 15th, Room 27 5th class headed off on their school tour to Croke Park. They toured the ground of  the well-known stadium, visited the dressing rooms, learned lots of historical facts relating to events held in the stadium and even spent time in the commentary stand!

After a quick bite to eat and a chance to kick a ball and hit a sliotar, they headed off to visit Dublinia and learn lots of new information about the Vikings and Medieval Dublin. The sun shone brightly and everyone enjoyed the day!

The Playground Model

Vincent in 5th class recently took part in filming for the Irish wheelchair association around changing the perceptions and stereotypes of people with disabilities. The Daisy project (Disability Awareness in schools and youth clubs) will be rolled out in schools around Ireland. This will hopefully change attitudes around people with disabilities by demonstrating understanding, awareness and inclusivity.

Vincent has designed a fantastic inclusive playground:

I made a model of two areas that could be added to a playground. The first section consists of two ramps with a platform in the middle. I think children in wheelchairs will enjoy mounting the ramps.

In the second section, suitable for wheel chair users, I designed a swing set that I think the children would really enjoy swinging from side to side on.

The model was made from hard cardboard, straws, match sticks, masking tape and string. It was decorated with stickers.
I really enjoyed being involved in making this playground.

Well done Vincent!

Parachute egg drop Room 27

The children in 5th class Room 27 have been busy making parachutes this week while working on their STEM Egg drop activity. They have been investigating and experiementing about the  the effects of air resistence and gravity on their parachute.

First they dropped an egg on its own. Then they tried out their parachutes with their eggs attached using a variety of materials. The times were kept very carefully by the time keepers! They discovered that gravity pulls the object down and air resistance slows the fall. Parachutes are used to slow the fall of an object by increasing air resistance which reduces the effect of gravity!

See some photos and a few videos below.