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Science Week at S.N. Chóbh

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in News

We are delighted to be participating in Science Week here in S.N. Chóbh. We will post updates on ‘what’s happening’ in school. Some of the activities happening here: Scientist Carmel Wright, visited our school on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th November to carryout a science workshop with Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Rang a 1 & 2. This visit was sponsored by our Parents’ Association. Show Me Science workshops were held for Junior Infants to Second Class during Science Week to celebrate the occasion. Show Me Science is a local business run by Kinsale local, and past pupil Carmel Wright. Carmel is a scientist with a passion for teaching science in a simple, fun, and hands on way. Carmel gave this outline of her visit – This year the topic for the workshops was Newtons Laws of Motion. It began with a quick introduction to the rather grumpy scientist; Sir Issac Newton. His three laws were explored and discussed using a variety of demonstrations, and experiments. Each student participated in The first law was demonstrated using inertia beads, the magicians tablecloth trick, and a skateboard crash! Our poor crash test dummy penguin went flying forward on the skateboard, which taught us how an object in motion remains in motion, unless acted upon by a force. It was also a great way to demonstrate the importance of wearing a seatbelt. The second law was explored using a bubble rocket experiment and other simple examples. As we increased the force we applied, we were able to increase its acceleration, and as a bonus, create lots of bubbles!!! The third law was discussed and explored using Newtons cradle, showing how for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Where time allowed, we also covered another one of Newtons discoveries about light-that it comprises of all the colours of the rainbow. We got to enjoy seeing a world full of rainbows using rainbow glasses! Finally, the workshop concluded for each class with a coke and mentos explosion so big it had it be held outdoors! It was a scientific blast! ******************************************************* Past Pupil Eoghan Gilleran will give a talk to Rang a...

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Agri Aware Farm Visit – Sponsored by Kinsale Good Food Circle

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in News

We were delighted to welcome Pat from Agri Aware Farm to our school yesterday Wednesday, 13th November. We met lovely animals and were told all about their life on a farm. The visit was arranged and sponsored by the ‘Kids Kitchen Takeover – Kinsale Good Food Circle. Rang a 6 participated in a full day of food awareness by educating and inspiring the students through guest speakers talking about what gives them the flair and passion for what they do, with the hope it might ignite a flair and passion for food and a new understanding and respect for where their food comes from, how its prepared and the importance of the choices they make. Guests include Michelin Chef Ross Lewis, Martin Shanahan and many more. The Kids Takeover. The students then went to ‘Fishy Fishy’ restaurant to create a meal for their parents with Martin Shanahan in the evening. It was a wonderful initiative by the Good Food Circle and we would like to thank everyone involved for giving the whole school a lovely memorable day. A visit from the mobile...

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