The Ireland senior rugby team and the under 20’s Ireland rugby team held an open training session in the Aviva Stadium today.
Room 15 went along to see them train and meet the players. Some people even got an autograph and a prize!!
It was a great day!
To celebrate St. Valentine’s Day in St. Louis we did a Happy Heart Workout. All of the pupils in the school took part in a high intensity workout to get our hearts pumping. Our hearts are very healthy!
It was great fun.
Frank Greally from The Daily Mile initiative came into our school. He spoke to the Active Committee and told us all about his background in running and how it benefits us all.
The Daily Mile helps children to get fit for learning by encouraging them to run or jog for 15 minutes every day. It promotes social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
We then tried The Daily Mile with Frank. We will be trying our best in St. Louis SPS to do The Daily Mile!!
Room 11 were learning about the amazing celebration of Chinese New Year. We learned about how they celebrate the occasion which includes a Dragon dance where people dress up in masks and costumes and do really cool dances. To celebrate, we made our own Dragon dance masks!
We hope you like them!
Room 11 were practicing dance in PE. We looked at the different ways that we could travel and the different levels we could make new moves at.
It was great!
Room 1 were busy learning how to make PowerPoint presentations. We will be creating one each in our oral language and creative writing lessons!
Keep an eye out for them in the coming weeks!
Some of our students in Room 6 are very passionate about persuading students, teachers and families to be aware of the consequences of Palm Oil production. They have created an S.P.O Group (Stop Palm Oil) and have written he following and requested that it be posted on our school blog. We love to see students passionate about causes that they believe in:
“Hi everyone! Have you heard of Palm Oil? Well; of you haven’t we will tell you. It is a type of oil that comes from Palm trees (hint in the name).
Palm Oil production…is destroying animals homes. It has been reported that Palm Oil production is responsible for destroying 40% of the world’s rainforests; that’s 40% of certain animals homes like the orangutan, rhino, gibbon, cotton top monkey, chimp, sun bear, cassowary tree kangaroo and elephant. It is therefore threatening their very existence. There are less than 275 Sumatran rhinos, 500 tree kangaroos and 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.
You may think this has nothing to do with you but palm oil is actually in a lot of the foods that you eat; Nutella, skittles and peanut butter for example along with some brands of butter. You can avoid plm oil by checking the ingredients before you buy. Palm oil is in some kinds of shampoos and conditioners also. It is hard to give up pal oil but is IS possible. Many people in the S.P.O group here in our school have given it up. You need to be very carfeul; companies are trying to huide palm oil in the products by calling it palm fat or palm shea. Vego is a very nice and chocolatey alternative to Nutella. Meridin peanut butter is palm oil free.
If you join the S.P. O you can help to spread the word and saves the lives of many endangered animals.
Room 15 made these LOVEly prints.
Members of the Gardaí came to visit the 5th classes. They did a mock court. Room 1 had lots of fun pretending to be judges, solicitors, the jury and robbers!
Well done to all the pupils and staff who collected the Aldi Rugby Stickers.
Today we put up our 300th sticker to fill the giant poster and we will be entered into a draw to win €50,000 for our school’s sports facilities.
Now onto the next one……..