It was quite a journey to Crag Caves in County Kerry on a hot day -but it was well worth the trip! We had a busy day that started off with a guided tour down the cave – we saw stalagmites and stalactites! This was followed by Falconry flying display. We really enjoyed crazy cave and the playdium. Lunch is always more exciting in a new setting! All in all a great but exhausting day – many of us snoozed on the bus journey home.
Oysterhaven is always a very active and exciting place for a school tour! We hope you enjoy our pictures almost as much as we enjoyed the day!
Lots of fun here in school on dry, sunny days! We had a little Teddy Bear’s picnic today, followed by creative drawings on our school yard with mega chalks!
Active school week was a success this year. The whole week was active and fun and sports day was particularly exciting for everyone! We hope you enjoy these snippets of all the fun!
It looks like the 6th class girls had a fantastic time on their final school tour with Scoil Mhuire! Did we keep the best until last? Was Ballyhass Lakes the school tour of all school tours?
Second class enjoyed a variety of activities on our “Cork Adventure Day”. Cork City Gaol and the lifetime lab were both very interesting. We had lunch at McDonalds and we got to do some bowling as well!
This school year saw Scoil Mhuire introduce an after school science club for the first time. It was offered for a block of 6 weeks, for an hour after school on Wednesdays, to girls in 5th and 6th classes and was entirely optional. The uptake was fantastic as the girls are generally very interested in science and curious about the world around them. In total the club ran three times in the year allowing 36 children this wonderful opportunity to work scientifically in a small group. It was a pleasure for Bean Uí Shúilleabháin (and Iníon Uí Chéilleachair, some weeks) to work with each group as they all displayed such enthusiasm and interest in all things scientific.
In science club the girls were encouraged to bring their own ideas or materials to explore. Teachers also provided interesting ideas and materials for both demonstration and hands on investigation. The girls got a chance to made bouncy balls and slime, to explore friction and electrical circuits amongst other things! Ask the girls how a lemon and some wires might be used to light a bulb, what shapes are best used in the construction of cup-towers or ask them about how oxygen gas can be made and demonstrated to be present – they will have a lot to tell you! We won’t say anything about the dent in the library ceiling or how it might have happened….all in the name of science! It’s nice to know science is leaving it’s mark on the school.
We had a fantastic day at Fota Wildlife Park in May! Our guide took us all around the park and we learned some very interesting things! Did you know for example, that an ostrich egg is so strong, a junior infant could stand on it, and it would not shatter? Or, that a baby giraffe can stand up just hours after being born?
We walked a lot, had a picnic, and a ride on the Fota fun train. We were also really excited to see our transport there and back was a double-decker bus!!