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Fifth Class

U.C.C. Tour!!!

On Tuesday the 14th of March 5th and 6th classes went on a very enjoyable tour of U.C.C. Firstly we were delighted to each be given a gown to wear for the tour as when the university first opened all students wore those gowns! We felt a bit like we were in a scene from Harry Potter!! We learned lots of history about U.C.C. We particularly enjoyed visiting the Aula Maxima where we saw all the really old books and the portraits of the presidents of U.C.C. We also visited the Honan Chapel and enjoyed looking at all the fabulous stained glass windows! We heard all about the Quad and we visited the observatory. We particularly enjoyed opening up the roof (see photos!) and seeing the roof turning on tracks!! To finish we all received our U.C.C. certificate and got our photos taken. We had a fantastic morning and look forward to being  students there in the future!!! Thanks U.C.C. for the goodie bags!!20170314_112950 20170314_114840 20170314_120047 20170314_120832 20170314_122630 20170314_122639 20170314_122939 20170314_123155 20170314_123230 20170314_125143

Art!!

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Afrin’s birthday!

Afrin’s Birthday!!!!!!

 

On the 9th of February it was Afrin’s 11th birthday!!!!! Her parents brought in a big cake. Everyone including our teacher, Rachel and Michelle had a slice. The cake was so delicious, some people asked for seconds!! We all had so much fun and Afrin had a great time on her birthday.

 

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Junior Achievement Ireland!

Today we were delighted to have a visit from Aidan who came from Gas Network Ireland. He is an engineer. He will be visiting us for the next five weeks as part of Junior Achievement Ireland.

Today we learned about resources. We also played a really enjoyable board game about the different ones!

We are already looking forward to next week where we will learn about entrepreneurs!!

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Spaghetti and Marshmallows!!!

Today we made spaghetti and marshmallow towers! First we were split up into groups of four and five. Then we started off by making our base and then working upwards. It was hard but eventually everyone made a tower. The tallest tower was made by Corey’s team which included James, Aaron, Emma and Corey. Everyone tried their best and had lots of discussions and fun!

 

Written by Darren

 

Hope you enjoy our pictures!!!

 

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Fun with Catapults!!!

Fun with Catapults!!!

(Written by Rose and Saoirse)

 

Today in school we made catapults! First we were split into groups of three and four. Secondly we gathered up all the equipment needed {Lollypop sticks, elastic bands and other decorative things}. Some groups had the same design and some were different. After long discussions and lots of planning we finally had a finished product!!! We all sat down on our ‘runway’ for a catapult competition!!! Odhran, Daniel, Jamie and Elizabeth came in first place, Lisa and Lee came in second and three groups came third, so we had another round between them and Rose, Jack and Reece’s team won so that meant they were in third place!!! Great fun was had by all teams!!!

 

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Scientific morning!!!

On Thursday the 15th of December a U.C.C guest came to do science with us. She firstly showed us a model of a brain! Shortly afterwards she taught us about the brain. She told us about the second brain in our stomach, which was very interesting. This controls feelings like butterflies! We learned that our brain is floating in our skull but is protected by a fluid. Multiple pupils tried to break an egg in a container filled with water, which was passed around. The egg represented the brain surrounded by the fluid. It was great fun! We also learned that  an average adult brain weighs 1.3 kg and that we have 86 million nerves in our body!! If we had  to count these nerves one by one, it would take 3,187 years to count!  Lee volunteered to get his guts measured by string! These measured about the length of the classroom! Lots of more information is available on http://apc.ucc.ie.   It was a great morning!!

Written by Julia, Damian and Rose

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