postheadericon Junior Einsteins

Pupils from 4th and 5th class put their science skills to the test last week when a real life scientist came into the school to show them lots of different experiments.They even learnt how to make their own slime!

postheadericon Indoor Rowing

The boys from 4th,5th and 6th classes were presented with their medals for indoor rowing.

This competition was organized by the Dublin City Council Municipal Rowing Centre in Islandbridge, with an aim of selecting a team to compete in an Inter schools rowing competition. We had two sessions when the coaches brought rowing machines to the school. The boys were instructed on the use of the machines and then timed over 500 metres. The boys really enjoyed the experience and we all hope this becomes an annual event to go with the weekly rowing sessions for 6th class.

Winners

4th Class

Gold    Eric Maxwell

Silver   Kian Barry

Bronze Kelvin Kerfort  Ryan Mc Guinness

5th Class

Gold    Sean Russell

Silver Aaron Clarke     

Bronze Jason Plesca    Kian Corbally  

6th Class

Gold    Adam Bance

Silver   Ryan Griffin    Bronze                       

Craig Howard  Adam Muhammad

Adam Bance, Ryan Griffin and Craig Howard will now go on to represent the school in the first Primary Schools Indoor Rowing Competition. This event takes place in the Rotunda Room,  City Hall, Dame Street  on April 15th at 10.00.

We wish the boys the very best of luck and we know they will represent Mary Queen of Angels to the best of their ability.

            

postheadericon Primary Schools Indoor Rowing League

The coaches from Dublin City Council Municipal Rowing Centre are currently coaching 4th, 5th and 6th classes in the use of rowing machines, with a view to the school participating in a Primary Schools Rowing League. Gar, Colm and Alan brought six professional rowing machines to the school and instructed the boys in the techniques involved . After warm up and some free practice they had the boys row in unison, a very important aspect of team rowing. Then the highlight of the day was the time trial which got everybody really excited competing against the rest of the class.

For 4th and 5th classes this was their first time and they were timed over 250 metres. The experienced rowers from sixth class, who have been rowing for almost a year now, faced a stiffer challenge and were timed over 500 metres. Overall some very fast times were recorded. The coaches will return next week to select the four fastest rowers to represent the school and the boys are really looking forward to bettering their own times .

postheadericon 5th class 2014

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postheadericon Book Club News!

The boys in 5th class have just finished reading ‘ Not Bad for a Bad Lad’ by Michael Morpurgo. They really enjoyed the moving story of a young man who turns out well after a shaky start.

 

 

 

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The Book Club was great! The book was very detailed and I loved that we got to draw pictures of our favourite part. I hope we do it again soon.    Dylan Keating

 

I enoyed reading the book ‘ Not Bad for a Bad Lad’ and would definitely recommend it! I liked talking about the story and our feelings  about  what happened in it.  Alex Rochford

 

Not Bad for a Bald Lad teaches you that no matter how bad you are there will always be people who want to help you change. It was written with great phrases and had great illustrations in it.   Daniel Byrne McDermott

postheadericon Credit Union Quiz 2014

Well done to the boys from 4th, 5th and 6th class who participated in this year’s annual credit union quiz. 5th Class teams showed their super general knowledge skills with MQA2 taking 1st place in the Quiz and MQA1 securing 2nd place. Well done to all those who took part and thanks to the local Ballyfermot Credit Union and the BLCO for running the quiz.

postheadericon 5th Class

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