Science Week Prizewinners
Junior Room Art
Pioneer Essay Competition
Conn does karate and his black belt is not too far away. He does lots of different exercises in karate and he learns different patterns of moves for self-defence. To get each belt you have to learn a different pattern of moves. You also have to own a license to get each belt
Faith does Tae-kwon-do. It is a Korean martial art. The art of Tae-kwon-do consists of kicking, punching, self-defence and reasoning to a point. To start the class they do stretches and warming up. After warming up the pupils under yellow belt take a water break. Then they do kicking and punching. Each class does different types of kicking and punching. At the end of the session, they play a game of dodge ball. Faith is very close to getting her yellow tag. She would highly recommend it.
Tom plays soccer for Mervue and Galway town. He is playing Roscommon this weekend and if he wins the game he will be in the Connacht final. More than likely he will be playing Mayo in the final because they will probably finish second in the group. This year Tom got to the Connacht quarter final for Mervue. Unluckily they lost but it was a good game. Hopefully Tom will win his next two games to get to Connacht final and if he wins the final he will be in the All Ireland quarter final. It is a big commitment for Tom’s dad because he has to bring him up three or four days a week for training and matches.
The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark
Senior Room News
When we did the Celts we did some Celtic art. First we got a page and filled it with circles and other shapes . We cut the shapes out, put glue on them and stuck them on black paper. First we glued the thinner bits on and then the wider ones after. Next we stuck the circles on row by row. When we were finished they looked really nice, everyone’s was very colourful and different.
We are doing projects on our local community. It’s very interesting to find out a lot about our local buildings. Ava did O’Malley’s pub. It has been sold to a lot of different people in our community. It opened in 1943. Danny did the battle of Moytura. It took place in 1699.
This week we were learning about Weather and Climate. We learned the saying “Red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning”. “Make hay while the sun shines” is another well known phrase.
We explored the Duchas website and discovered some past pupils’ work. Children who lived in Cross wrote them years ago. When a dog’s tail is shaped like a rainbow, it is a sign of bad weather. When a cat sits beside the fire, it’s a sign of bad weather. When a dog eats grass, it’s a sign of rain.
On Friday we looked at satellite pictures of Ireland. We were learning about climate change and we learned about the Gulf Stream.