We are delighted to be part of the LEAF (Learning about Forests) Programme again this year.
This programme is run by the Environmental Unit of An Taisce. Through interactive learning and field trips, the programme reconnects the next generation with their environment, educating them to be more conscious of protecting it and instilling in students a sense of ownership of the natural world that surrounds them. Our very own Curragh Chase Forest Park is used for the off site workshops and we are very lucky to have this resource on our doorstep. The LEAF Limerick project has been made possible with a grant from the JS Greene memorial Foundation.
Fifth and Sixth Class are completing this project and participated in the CurraghChase workshop on Tuesday 8th October. Experts Rachel and Seán from An Taisce took the groups around Curragh Chase where they identified trees,habitats and forest creatures. Pupils learned how to find the age of a tree and explored the pond. It was fantastically informative and certainly left the pupils with a greater respect for the forests and biodiversity. We look forward to continuing to work on this project throughout the year! This year we are going to focus on the theme of Climate Change and our environment.
See the Gallery for more photos of the day!
Welcome back to another school year! We were so happy to see our friends and to get back working after our Summer holidays.
This month has been busy settling back. The boys and girls have been busy training for their football matches under the guidance of Ms Gleeson, Thank you!
We loved creating structures during our STEM time. In groups we worked together to create a house with playing cards and paper clips!
We have been busy working on recount writing and making predictions in Building Bridges.
In art we took inspiration from the colour wheel and created a colour wheel eye.
We are lucky to be taking part in LEAF again this year and will have our forest based workshop in Curraghchase so keep tuned for an update!
This year we have elected a student council in school. This is made up of pupils from all classes elected by their peers to represent all the students in Kilcornan NS. From our class we elected Amy Foley, Sophie Meade, Darragh Murphy, Micheál Finnerty, Aoife Kelly, Sorcha Murphy & Mark O Rourke. These pupils are buzzing with enthusiasm and ideas.
This year we went to Dublin for our school tour and we had a super day.
We set off early in the morning and our first stop was at the Butlers Chocolate factory. We had a factory tour, learned about the history of chocolate and even decorated our own pieces. Yummy!!
Next, it was on to Croke Park where we had a guided tour of the Stadium. We saw the dressing rooms, players lounge and media centre. We also tested our hurling and football skills in the games area. Our tour guide was so nice and we loved asking lots of questions. We were also lucky enough to see them setting up the stage for the famous Spice Girls band!
After all our fun we were hungry so we left Dublin and went to Obama Plaza. Some of us had pizza, burgers or chips!
After a long day, we were tired returning to school but all happy after a great day out together. Thanks to Ms Quinn for helping to organise and accompanying us on the day!!
Happy Easter! What an eventful term this one has been! Everyone has had a great term.
The boys took part in the FAI soccer blitz in Corbally. They played several matches and everyone had a great day out.
Both boys and girls participated in the INTO mini 7's in Newcastle West.We showed great team work and spirit.
In SESE , we completed projects on topics that were of interest of us.Some of us chose our favourite people from the past, while others made volcanoes and soap worms! Amy and Maedbh explained the science behind baking and brought us some delicious baked treats!
We also worked together in groups to complete projects on the Solar System. Each group informed the class on interesting facts about their chosen planet. We also made papier mache planets.
This year we have been working on the LEAF( Learning about forests)project. This term we completed a school based workshop learning about our natural environment. We learned about food chains and planted bare root trees in our school garden. Luckily, we had a sunny day to enjoy our activities outside! Rachel from An Taisce shared her wisdom with us about the importance of our forests and trees.
As part of our Confirmation year, we decided to donate to the Butterfly Club in Rathkeale. This club is a social club for children and teenagers with special needs. This totally voluntary club also provides respite to the parents of these children. Margaret and Julia visited us for the cheque presentation and told us about the amazing work the club is doing.
Check back again for our next update!