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Congratulations to 6th Class pupil Kate O'Riordan who was a member of the winning West Limerick Primary School Camogie team which won the Eithne Neville Cup recently. The West team defeated the City team in the semi final in Mick Neville Park and beat the South team in the final 2 days later in Bruff GAA field. Well done Kate, we are all very proud of you! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Kate has also been selected  to represent the west team on the Limerick Primary game panel who will play at half time in the Gaelic Grounds during the Munster Hurling Championship.

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Run Around Ireland National Dates: March 22nd โ€“ April 30th 

As we work towards achieving an 'Active School Flag' we have some challenges to undertake to help us to be more active during each school day!One of these is the Run Around Ireland Challenge.

ASF encourages ALL schools to commit to the 4-week โ€˜Run Around IRELANDโ€™ challenge during the spring term.

  • It is a great way for pupils to learn about Irelandโ€™s most famous landmarks, and to bring learning outdoors.
  • It supports the Athletics strand of the PE curriculum and gives pupils the opportunity to develop good running technique.

Each class has run laps of the yard every day to increase fitness levels, increase concentration and energy levels and have fun๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ We have had competitions within the school each week to see which class would run the most laps/kms during the week. The Active School committee are ensuring that everyone keeps up with the challenge each day and records there own laps and then they collect the information each afternoon from all classes. They ensured all calculations were done at the end of each day and made a table of the list of laps each class completed, displaying the leader board around the school so that all classes could compare what they had done that week. It has been a great success and everyone has really gotten into it! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

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Senior Infants had a great day exploring and discovering new things with Aoife during this STEM showcase.During the workshop we discussed and tested acids and bases,made our own volcanoes, explored static electricity using balloons and mixed and made some chemical reactions! We all learned so much and certainly had great fun in the process! ๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿงช๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

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Last December First Class planted daffodil bulbs. We learned what the bulbs need to grow - food, light and water. We monitored their growth over three months. Today is Daffodil Day & our daffodils are in full bloom. Just in time to give to our Mammies for Mother's Day. Wishing all our wonderful mammies & guardians a very happy Mother's Day  ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›

Aoife from Lismore heritage centre did LOADS of experiments with us today!!

We learned all about Acids and bases!

We made volcanoes by pouring a base (baking soda) into an acid (vinegar)

We blew up a balloon and a glove using the chemical reaction of adding a base to an acid.

We completed a circuit by holding hands in a circle, this caused a special noisy bulb to light up!

We made static electricity by rubbing a blown up balloon to our hair and then used this static electricity to make rice krispies dance.

We made a super fast rocket using a balloon taped to a straw on a string, when Aoife released the opening of the balloon to release the air the balloon and straw flew up the string!

Lastly Aoife made a cool film canister rocket using alka seltzer, it hit the roof!