So-fish-ticated Chalk Art in Room 13 🦑

Room 13 produced some beautiful ocean-inspired art this week using oil pastels on a black background. What do you think? Are you jelly-ous of our works of art?

Waterway to End the Year!

Room 13 were lucky enough to set sail to the Grand Canal today for a barge trip on the Guinness Heritage Canal Barge MV Cadhla. We had such a lovely time seeing our city from a new perspective. We saw an abundance of wildlife such as pike and even moorhen! The Captain, Sam, told us a lot about how canals work and we were even treated to Croissants while on board!

Room 13 would like to say a big thank you to Alex and his parents for organising this wonderful trip for us!

Fantastic Gymnastics in Room 13

Room 13 rolled into the week with a super forward roll class with Ms. O’ Neill as part of Active Schools Week. We got to practice the five steps involved in forward rolling like a professional and then got to put these steps together to execute some very fine forward rolls. Thank you to Ms. O’ Neill for the enjoyable class!

4th Classes Make a Splash at the National Aquatic Centre 🐳

The 4th classes recently went on their school tour to the National Aquatic Centre where they had a blast on the slides, rapids and pools. We then stopped off for some fun at Tymon park before making it back to school just in time for home time. 

Everyone had a really great day!

Room 13 Get the Picture 🖼️

Room 13 were lucky enough to be invited to the Zooom Initiative at the Hugh Lane Gallery on Thursday 2nd June. The class split up and engaged in two different art projects based on two different pieces of art which we spent time observing, discussing and sketching. We looked at ‘Avignon from the West’ by Jean Baptise-Camille Corot and ‘The Fish Market, Patrick Street’ by Walter Osborne. We then created two different art projects inspired by the pieces we observed. It was exciting to be so close to so many famous works of art and to get the chance to get into an artistic frame of mind. We had a really wonderful experience and look forward to future visits to the Hugh Lane gallery!

Spud-tacular times for Room 13

It’s safe to say they are thriving under the care of Room 13 as the shoots have shot up from just 3cm on the 27th April to an incredible 78cm on the 25th of May! That’s 75cm of growth in just 4 weeks. We are delighted with our potatoes progress and are looking forward to harvesting them very soon!

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Pharaoh-ist of them all?

The students of Room 13 have been learning all about Ancient Egypt. This past week they have been busy transforming themselves into Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs.

What do you think? Are these the best Pharaohs you’ve ever seen? Or are you in de-Nile?

What do you sphinx of our Egyptian Art?

This week the boys and girls of Room 13 designed a Sarcophagus for an Egyptian Pharaoh. We first planned our designs on paper before picking up our tools and setting to work. We used a template for the shape of the sarcophagus and then carved intricate designs. Once our clay designs were dry we then used paint to add even more detail. What do you sphinx of our work?!

SPUd-tacular updates from Room 13

We hope you’ve kept your eyes peeled in the Millennium Playground and have noticed our potatoes tiny shoots appearing. Our little potato plants have started to peek through the soil soak up some of the lovely Spring sunshine and today we measured their shoots and counted their leaves and will do this weekly until the Summer holidays. Stay tuned for some hot potato updates. 🥔🌱

High Lane Gallery Tour with Room 13

This week Room 13 got to take a virtual tour of the Hugh Lane gallery. We learned about the history of the gallery and even about Hugh Lane. We learned about a lot of different artists, their works, and what an artists studio looks like. One artist in particular made our tummy’s rumble – Francis Bacon. 🥓 Thank you to Jane @TheHughLane for such a great virtual workshop!