Eircom Junior Spider Award for www.farmsafety4kids.net

Padraic and Aoibheann were yesterday announced as winners of the Group Project of the eircom Junior Spider Awards for their project www.farmsafety4kids.net.

They went to Dublin with Mrs Mangan and Cian and Cameron went too. On the train they met Inver National school and the children from the Gaelscoil in Claremorris. When they got to Dublin they went to Facebook HQ in a mini bus taxi. In Facebook HQ they got to do lots of cool stuff like walking a tightrope, face painting, balloon making, a wind tunnel paper grab and a photo booth.  The photo booth was the best fun! Our teacher met our friends in St Peters in Bray and their teacher went in the photo booth with her!! The big kids from secondary school thought they were the coolest teachers ever…..!!!!

After a picnic lunch we had to go to the big room where the awards were to be presented. Mrs Mangan was filming the awards ceremony and she got such a shock and surprise  that she dropped the ipad onto her lap! We were amazed to win, its such an honour! Thanks to Eircom, to Facebook HQ, to all the junior spiders team and of course to everyone we met for such a great day!

 

 

 

 

Mathletes Provincial Finals Experience

Nora, Shakira and Tiernan were all competing in the Mathletes finals in NUIG on Saturday. They had a great day with plenty work involved too! They first had LearnIT lego workshop where they made Lego Cars which when put on a ramp, they had to learn which could go the furthest! Next up was a speed test on Khan Academy and finally a written paper before lunch. Then they had the awards ceremony. It was today though that the finalists were named for the individual part of the competition. We didn’t make the individual finals this year but its something to try and get to next year! We will have to keep our fingers and toes crossed for the schools finals – we were in the lead going into the last wk, hopefully we will have been able to hold onto a top three spot!

Have a look at the Mathletes video about the provincial finals all over Ireland – you might see a familiar face!!