Both 5th & 6th classes were put through their paces with new Irish Dancing teacher Evelyn White last Friday. It didn't take them long to get in to the swing of it again.
Thanks to the success of the 6th class Junior Entrepreneur Project (JEP), all classes were treated to time on a bouncy castle, hired using some of the profit 6th class made selling hats and key-rings. It is great to see them giving back to those who supported them and their company. Well done 6th class, 5th class had a great time!
Birr Outdoor Education Centre
This is the story of our LONG debating journey. It all started out with the trials for the debating team. The end results were Rory as Captain,Matthew as 2nd Speaker and Stephanie as 3rd Speaker. Alicia, Aaron and Leanne were chosen as three subs for the team.
Our first debate was against Móin Ruadh. The motion was "Social media is making us anti-social." We were all really nervous as it was our first debate but we did great!
The next debate was in Mullinavat. We were so delighted to win and were gaining confidence in our debating.
Now lets skip on to our Semi-Final which was against The Model School, Kilkenny. The motion was "Charity Begins At Home." It was a close debate but luckily we came out on top! Next step the final!
The Final of the Concern Debates was Scoil Mhuire, Gowran against Holy Family B.N.S, Askea and the final motion was "Animal Testing Is a Necessary Evil." We were all very nervous as this was the debate we had wanted to get to since the very start. The whole class got to come to the debate. Thank god it went brilliantly and we were now the 2017 CONCERN PRIMARY DEBATING CHAMPIONS!!! We celebrated with McFlurrys in McDonalds! We were all so happy with the achievement.
This year 6th class made Kool Caps and Keyrings for their JEP project. The JEP showcase date is 01/06/2017 from 1:30 to 3:00. There's lots of different things going on like: Raffles,guess the teddy's name, how many sweets are in the jar, cake sale, caps and keyrings. So come to Gowran N.S to buy our amazing products!
HISTORY TOUR REPORT
Recently 5th class went on a History tour to Kilkenny City.
We started our tour at the Medieval Mile Museum where we saw some burial tombs, effigies and learned lots about the history of Kilkenny through members of families such as the Rothe and Shee families.
After the Medieval Mile Museum we went to the Castle Park for lunch and where we had a huge game of ‘build up’ tag!
Following lunch we walked the medieval mile to St. Canice’s Cathedral where our tour guide there, James taught us lots of interesting facts about the cathedral and about historic figures such as Bishop Ledrede. Ledrede remains to be Kilkenny’s longest serving bishop and during his time as Bishop of Ossory was very interested in witchcraft and wanted to put a stop to it. It was Ledrede who ordered that Alice Kytler be burned at the stake, but instead her assistant Petronella was.
Overall it was a really fun and interesting day.
Fís Showcase 2017
5th class recently finished the filming of our 'latest' blockbuster movie, 'Stranded'. On Thursday 25th May we went to
The Set Theatre in Kilkenny to watch films created and produced by other schools as well as our own . There were six other schools there in total and all the films were brilliant.
At the end of the showcase a special guest from Young Irish Film Makers presented each school with an award. We got a clapper board and and an 'Oscar' statue. We got an award for the best use of Green Screen.
On the way out each child got a goodie bag for all our hard work. We really enjoyed making the film, it really brought our class together and would love to do something like it again.
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