Celebrating Chinese New Year in Room 11

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!

All about Palm Oil – Room 6

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.

Garda visit Room 1

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!

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Room 1

Room 1 were busy creating Chinese New Year art! 2019 is the year of the pig. Check out Room 1’s cool pigs, lanterns and fans!

Celebrating Grandparents Day

Here in St. Louis we love to celebrate our wonderful grandparents.

They were invited into school to talk to our classes and then they listened to the magnificent choir sing.

It was a great day.

Show, tell and ask in Room 10

Look at the show and tell pieces that pupils in Room 10 brought into their room.

 

Room 12 – learning about birds

Room 12 are learning about the winter birds that are living in Dublin City. We went on a nature walk to the canal to take a tally of the various kinds of birds we saw.

Science Week in Room 9

Room 9 were very busy for Science Week! We hosted a Science Fair for 4th, 5th & 6th classes showing them some very interesting experiments. We also had a visit from Rachel’s mum, Emma who is a professor in Science in Trinity College! We learned about the eye and experimented with some dry ice too – it was really good fun!