Back in March we celebrated Proclamation Day in St. Corban's. Along with many schools around the country we remembered the men, women and children of 1916 and raised the tricolour. Well done to all the boys who made it a very special day and to all the parents who came in to experience the day with us. A special word of thanks to James and Tom from the Irish Defence Forces who brought a very special visitor in to see all the boys - Fionn the Irish Wolfhound!
Our third class students recently enjoyed some cycle safety training. Thank you to everyone involved for organising this fun and important event.
Some photos taken by Elliot, St. Corban's Media Team.
On the 9th of March drummer Jeremy Hickey visited our school and facilitated a Samba drumming workshop with the boys from Ms. McGarr's and Ms. Foley's 2nd classes. The drums were on loan from Kildare Education Centre.
The boys had a lot of fun and, most importantly, they learned a lot about rhythm and Samba beats. The teachers and students involved really benefited from this workshop and would thoroughly recommend it.
On Thursday the twelfth of February, an engineer came into St. Corban's to talk to the 6th classes about what it is like to be an engineer and what engineers do. He introduced himself as Michael Regan and went on to show us a picture of a house on the whiteboard. He asked us if there was any problems with the house. A lot of the lads agreed that the foundations didn’t look steady. Michael said that this was correct and showed us a representation of the house. A brick represented the house and there was a sponge underneath the brick to represent soft ground. Underneath the sponge was the teacher’s desk, which represented the hard ground. He showed us that when the heavy brick was placed on top of the soft sponge, the sponge sagged but the table didn’t react. This is what would happen if a house was built like the plans he had shown us. Then he went on to stick a couple of pencils into the sponge and placed the brick back on top. This time the sponge didn’t sag. This is because the pencils were transferring the weight of the brick to the desk. He explained to us that this is what the foundations of a building look like (in a simple form). That was only one of the projects in a very fun talk that I think all the boys enjoyed very much. Everyone was extremely engrossed in the talk and had a good time. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that in 10 years some of the pupils have gone on to become engineers.
Article by David C., St. Corban's Media Team.
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