Author Archives: K Magorrian

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Community Sports Day

Category : Post Primary

By Donnchadh O’Connell

On Thursday, we walked to the Community Garda Sports Day. When we arrived, we were greeted by two Guards on their friendly, cute police horses. We stood in front of the horses to get a picture. We were in groups with different schools. The other students were very nice and even knew a small bit of sign language. We were asked to line up in front of the Garda. While we were lined up, the Garda politely showed us his Garda badge. They were very kind and really tall.

Then we did some exercises to warm up. We did jumping jacks and windmills. Then, we proceeded to 12 different stations which were really fun. My favourite station was an obstacle course in which you need to jump over some hurdles, run in between some cones and run back to your teammates all while wielding a big rubber ring. Then, we sat down on the soft grass and ate our delicious lunches in peace. At the end of the event, the teachers played the game tug of war with the Gardai. Then, the Gardai politely handed out some Gardai Na Shiochana medals. After that, we were exhausted and walked back to school.


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ESB SCIENCE BLAST

Category : Post Primary

Year 4 had a wonderful day at the ESB Science Blast on Thursday. The ESB Science Blast aims to promote curiosity and critical thinking in children at primary school age to enable them to better respond to the challenges of the future.

The children were afforded the opportunity to showcase their science project, “Where is Home Sweet Home for a Bug?” They received excellent feedback from the judges who acknowledged the children’s hard work.

The children met with peers from all over Ireland who informed them about the findings of their science investigations. Additionally, the children attended interesting science shows, including a science rapper. A great day was had by all!


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Citywide Reading for Children Campaign

Category : Primary

Today, Katie, Brenda and Philips’ classes visited Cabra Library as part of the Citywide Reading for Children Campaign. At the library, the children met with an Irish author, Patricia Forde. The children listened intently as Patricia informed them all about when her love for writing began, and how important it is to nurture your creativity and imagination.

Congratulations to one of our students, who won a signed copy of Patricia’s new book, Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth, for his amazing coloring.

The Citywide Reading for Children Campaign is hosting free events across Dublin city throughout the months of January, February and March. More information regarding the campaign and free events can be found on http://www.dublincityofliterature.ie/

More information regarding the author, Patricia Forde, and her story books can be found on https://www.patriciaforde.com/about-me


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