On the 15th of May 2016, the 6th class of St. Mary’s NS got their confirmation.
There were 3 schools getting confirmation- Crosserlough, Killnaleck and Drumkilly.
On the day of confirmation, we got to the church at quarter to three, and the mass went on for an hour and a half. After mass, we got our group photos taken with Fr Liam Kelly and Fr Quinn.
After that, everyone went off to celebrate the special day. It was a very fun day that we will always remember.
Check out our video we made for the Mindrising 2016 competition.
LearnStorm is a free 9-week maths challenge for students of all abilities that builds competence and confidence. LearnStorm is powered by Khan Academy and delivered by Camara Ireland. In 2016, over 28,000 students and 800 schools across Ireland registered for LearnStorm, more than doubling the growth of the MATHletes challenge last year. The provincial celebration events held in Cavan Institute on Saturday recognised students and schools for their hard work throughout LearnStorm! Students from St. Mary's completed 2 hours of interactive problem solving activities in groups through engineering, music and maker exercises. All students who attended received certificates at the end of the event.
The students had a great day and met students from Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan.
Check out Twitter LS Ireland @LSIreland2016 for more photos of students engaged in the different activities!
On the 21st of April 2016 our school St. Mary's NS visited Cavan County Museum to see the new 1916 projects they have been building there.
When we arrived at the Museum some staff greeted us.Then our Tour Guide Micheal brought us up to the conference room upstairs. Everybody sat down and he began the talk. He spoke to us about the history of 1916. It was a very interesting talk.
Then we went downstairs to go outside. They had a lovely garden outside. They had lots of interesting facts and stories about the 1916 rising. After that we walked over to the G.P.O model that they had been building. We lined up outside and 4th and 5th class went in first. While they were inside 6th class got a chance to look at the display boards.
Then 6th Class got to go in. It was like being in a house somebody lived in during 1916.
Firstly when you went in there were posters on the walls giving information on 1916. The next room was the Photographers Studio. There was an old fashioned camera and a backboard that made it look like you were out on sea. None of the doorways were inline so people could see or shoot. The room after that was a dining room. It had a table, a couple of chairs and a fireplace. On the table was a chicken carcus and some cubes of jelly. The following room was a shop. It had lots of tins, soaps and foodstuffs. It looked so realistic. To finish it all off there was a room dedicated to all the people who were executed or hanged in 1916.
It was very interesting and we all enjoyed it.
On the 28th of April 2016, a man called Charlie Wynne came to the school to talk about various types bullying.
He talked about the effects of bullying and what it can do to a person.
Charlie Wynne is the founder of "I'm a Friend" anti-bullying campaign.
He told us lots of stories about bullying and how a ten second comment can stay with you for ten years. He told us to stand up to bullies and they will shy away from you.
He told us about the logo on the “I’m a Friend” keep card and pin, and told us what inspired him to put the eye on the logo. He got inspired when he saw the effects of blindness in people in poorer countries such as countries in Africa and he wanted to donate money to get surgery for blindness- after all, it only costs them nine euro in those poorer countries.He also told us that there's 20% of bullies in the world and 80% of good people in the world it was so fascinating the way he explained it to us and the bullies go more the attention than he good people should get the the bullies got 80% of the attention and the good people got 30% of the attention .It was interesting how many types of bullies there are in the world around us .He also talked to us about how he got bullied in school .
We enjoyed his talk and parents had the opportunity to meet Charlie Wynne that evening.
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