Science Week Spaghetti Challenge

This year Mayo Science Festival hosted a spaghetti building challenge in the McWilliam Park Hotel Claremorris. The challenge was to build the tallest tower that could support a marshmallow for ten seconds. It had to be a free standing tower (not attached to anything) and the materials we were allowed to use were: 20 pieces of spaghetti, a marshmallow, 1 metre of masking tape and a scissors. We sent two teams to the competition this year. Team 1: Nora, Tiernan, Mikey and Eva and team 2 were: Padraic, Aoibheann, Anna and Cameron.  Both teams put in a mighty effort on the day and were delighted to build marshmallow supporting structures!!

Well done to both teams and thank you to Mrs Farragher for driving us in with Mrs. Mangan and to all involved in organising it!

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Congratulations Padraic and Aoibheann

Congratulations to Padraic and Aoibheann in 4th class who won the Boots Maternity and Infant Magazine Young Achiever of the Year award in Dublin last week. The duo won their prize for their dedication in setting up, running and promoting farm safety through their website www.farmsafety4kids.net. Well done both to you both!

Ashville Media, Maternity and Infant Awards, held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Dublin. October 2015.

Ashville Media, Maternity and Infant Awards, held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Dublin. October 2015.