What makes bread rise? Ms. Phelan's class investigated the science behind baking, and what makes bread rise once it is put in the oven. We put a sachet of yeast, 20mls of warm water and a teaspoon of sugar into a plastic bottle and attached a balloon onto the top. We each gave it a good shake!
Last Friday Ms. Behan’s and Mr. Ryan’s class went to the Anne Frank expedition (Mr. Rock's and Mr. O'Connor's went on Thursday). It was a really good day out as we were learning all about World War II.
First we went on the bus after little break and drove to Dublin. We were a little early so we had lunch in a park near Pearse Street.
After that we went into the library and watched a documentary about all the people hiding in the annex.
Then once it was over we were brought into the other section where there was information on the walls. Once we were finished that we had a quiz about racism.
I really enjoyed the day out as I learned a lot about Anne Frank.
Article by Eoghan S, photos by Eoghan K, St. Corban's Media Team.
Thank you for supporting our recent Fill the Van which raised €1,692, our biggest yet!! Because of your continued support and generosity we are able to raise much needed funds for our school. A special word of thanks to the parents who always give generously of their own time.
We have carried out our second and third experiment for Science Week. The first one is called 'Lava Lamp'. All you need is 1/4 water, 3/4 cooking oil, food colouring and Alka Seltzer. We had so much fun today with it and even took it a step further by adding more Alka Seltzer.
Our second experiment is with an egg and cling film. We had a bit of fun with this as we struggled to break the egg at first. The aim is to squeeze an egg as hard as you can in your fist and break it. However, we struggled with this until Darren came to the rescue and showed us how it was done. :)
Then get another egg and wrap it in cling film. We couldn't break the egg in cling film with our fist. In fact, we had to stand on it for it to break. Give it a go and see for yourself but it does get messy. Enjoy!
Ms. Butler, 4th Class.
Ms Butler's 4th class have been conducting different fun experiments for Science Week. The first one we carried out is called Rainbow Milk. All you need to do this at home is food colouring (different colours), full fat milk, a bowl and washing up liquid. Watch our video on how we got on and give it a try!
Thank you for supporting our recent Bag Pack at Supervalu and local Flag Day. Thanks to your generosity we raised €3072, a great achievement! A special word of thanks to our volunteers who gave generously of their own time.
All your support is much appreciated.
This year and every year our school supports the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. It's run by Team Hope. these shoeboxes including toys, colours etc. are sent to Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and Africa. Since Team Hope have started this event they have delivered almost 2.8 million shoeboxes. Some of the families who receive these shoeboxes live on less than €1 a day. Altogether this year our school had 260 shoeboxes. Ms. Brady's class were the class with the most. They had 23 shoeboxes.
Article by Eoghan, St. Corban's Media Team.
Well done to Ms. Foley's class and the two boys from Mr. Ryan's class who helped collect the boxes on Friday morning. See below for more pictures from the day.
This year St.Corban’s made a huge effort to collect in aid of our school and ISPCC.
This year the top 4 classes with the most bags are: joint fourth, Mr. Lane 5th class and Ms. Kelly 5th class with 40 bags. Third place goes to Mr.D O’Connor 6th class with 51 bags. Second Ms. Butler 4th class with 58 bags, and first place with a landslide of 95 bags... Ms. Behan 6th class!
Well done to everyone who supported St.Corban’s to help us fill the van. Information about weight will be posted in the near future.
Photos (below) by Eoghan, article by Daniel, St. Corban's Media Team.
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