We celebrated Safer Internet Day at St. Corban's on the 9th of February, alongside many schools nationwide. An awareness of Internet Safety and Cyberbullying has become vital in recent times with the growth of Internet access, usage and social media. To raise awareness at St. Corban's, the ICT Team ran a school art competition. The children from 1st to 5th classes were asked to work in pairs to come up with a slogan and a picture that depicts Internet Safety and Cyberbullying.
Congratulations to Fionn & Edward (1st class), Cillian & Luke (3rd class) and Michael & Tadhg (5th class) who created the winning entries and each won a €10 Smyths gift card.
More information on Internet Safety can be found at www.webwise.ie.
On the 10th of November 3rd class went to the library to watch a robot demonstration.
First my dad and John told us what a robot is. You might think a remote control is a robot but scientifically it's not because scientists say a robot has to be programmed to do stuff. After we learnt about robots we watched them play a game of soccer. The blues beat the reds 2-0.
After the game we saw them doing a penalty shootout. A robot was about to take a penalty and then tripped over himself. Then we had to go back to school and that is my story about 3rd class going to see the robots.
Cian Villing, third class.
Well done to all the boys who entered this year's Scratch competition. The certificates arrived this week for the 11 boys who took part. Next year, let's push the numbers up!
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Recently, Ms.Kelly’s, Mr.O’Reilly’s and Mr.Lane’s class went to the P.E. hall to make movies with a unique animation type called stop animation.
The person who helped us was an artist by the name of Mick Fortune. We used lego, toys etc to create our movies. We also used small cameras that we used manually with our hands as well as cameras on tripods wired up to a laptop.
Our movies were roughly only ten seconds long but took almost an hour and a half to be made. Our storylines varied but we all made our movies in the same way.
It was fun and exciting to make our movies especially because we were with our friends and, although it was also hard to come up with a storyline, everyone did it in time. We also put sound on our movies. In order to do that Mick got a voice recorder, replayed the movie and told us to make whatever sound we thought fit.
Ethan (Room 12).
Mr. O'Reilly's Class
Ms. Kelly's Class
Mr. Lane's Class
Today is Safer Internet Day 2012. We discussed what we can do to stay safe when we are online. Here are a few quick tips we came up with that everyone can follow:
Mr. Lane's Class
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