This week is Digital Art Week. We all made pictures using a program called silkweave.com to make pictures on the computer. Do you like them?
Today I went to the Spelling Bee in Presentation Primary School in Kilkenny. We left school at 10 past 10 in the morning. We arrived there at 15 to 11. When we got there I registered myself in and got a t-shirt! We got around 20 minutes to practice our spellings and go to the toilet then they began. All the spellers had to go up on stage and sit down where they tell you to. First we did a practice round then the real thing. I got knocked out on the third round because I spelt exhilarate wrong I spelt it without the H so it was exilerate. I wasn’t the only one to get knocked out on the third round because that’s when the words got tricky and people got nervous. When there was only 2 people left the words got very hard and 2 people called Kate and Kevin were in the last round, Kevin won. When it was over all the spellers were asked on stage again and received a certificate a badge, an Eason’s dictionary and 3 book vouchers. We took some pictures on the way out on my Mam’s phone. Overall it was a great experience!
Catherine Cassin 5th class
On the 2nd of March our school went to a concert called Peace Proms. The few months leading up to it were rehearsing the words and practicing the the moves. When the day came I was very excited. I went into the Hub and found my friends. It wasn’t long before we were up on stage practicing the songs and getting the moves right. After the hour of rehearsals were over, we went upstairs to eat lunch. When we came back downstairs to get ready for the concert there was loads of people queuing up to get in. We got to our places on stage and started the show. The orchestra was pretty big and loud, but not too loud. The orchestra was very good. They played lots of songs that I wasn’t familiar with but they still sounded good. We sang Crossing Borders, For Just A Little While, Don’t Worry Be Happy, The Climb, Light The Fire Within, Feel The Beat, Let There Be Peace On Earth and Get On Your Feet. I found the performance fun and enjoyable. I enjoyed the orchestra playing as well. I liked looking at all the instruments and when we weren’t playing and the orchestra were, I would find an instrument that looked interesting and I would tap along with the beat. I loved listening to all the trumpets and violins because they both sound so amazing. There were twin boys that were 11 years old. They were pretty awesome. Other performers such as Patrica Treacy, violinist, and Patrick Martin on the uilleann pipes were there performing . They were both very good. Our conductor, Gearoíd Grant, was great fun. He was nice as well as strict but he got the job done. The overall experience was fun and I would love to do it again.
Nel 5th class
On the 18th of February I went to a Justin Bieber concert. It was amazing. Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepsen were guests. When I first saw the O2 Arena I started crying. I don’t know why really. I guess I was in shock. The line was massive. When we got inside I got a hot dog, coke and candyfloss. I ate the candyfloss before the concert started. I was waiting in my seat for half an hour with my brother’s girlfriend (Mairead). It was ok because they played Michael Jackson music and showed pictures of Justin Bieber while we waited. All of a sudden a guy came on and announced that Cody Simpson was going to be on first. I forgot who introduced him J. Cody Simpson came on and sang five or six songs for us. I can’t remember the name of them. After Cody played there was a ten minute intermission. Carly Rae Jepsen was on next she sang a few songs but the one we all sang along with was ‘Call Me Maybe’ with Cody Simpson. Carly pulled two fans onto the stage and sang with them. (Lucky) .After Carly was on there was a forty minute intermission. While we were waiting Jedward came down the middle of the audience and just sat down. They started talking to the fans. For the last ten minutes of the intermission a timer started to go down. I couldn’t wait to see Justin Bieber. When it got to ten seconds everyone started to count down. A hole opened in the stage and Justin Bieber came up out of it. It was really cool he had a black cape on and he kept rising up. I started to cry. He started to sing his songs. He introduced his drummer and bassist and his DJ.
Near the end I got really upset and started bawling my eyes out. (Yup J)Justin finished the concert with a song called ‘Believe’. Everyone started to leave when five sparks went off. Everyone turned around and Justin Bieber was on stage again. He finished with ‘Boyfriend’ and another song that I can’t remember. My brother’s girlfriend told me we should go before it gets all clustered. We got outside fairly quickly. My brother (Bobby) was standing outside waiting. When I got to the car my Mam and Jake told me that there was a Range Rover with loads of police cars outside it. It zoomed through all the traffic. All in all it was an amazing time and I can’t wait to go to my next concert. Today is Justin Bieber’s birthday (1st of March)
Nel Murray 5th class