Hi, My name is Ellie and I love horses. While the other classes were meeting the horses and their riders, two gardaí came to speak with our class. They spoke about many things such as eir-codes and the internet. They spoke about internet safety, and if you write something or take a photo and post it online, it will be there forever!
After a while, we went to see the horses. They were beautiful, fit, strong and brave horses. I thought they were so cute! There were two bean-garda riding the horses. They looked so calm even though the horses were so tall. The mounted unit takes male horses (Irish Draught) over 16 hands high and they have to be specially trained. These horses work with the guards at events such as Soccer Matches, Festivals and shows like the RDS, and I think that’s amazing.
By Ellie (4th Class)
We had a most enjoyable performance of Carols and Music in St Brendan’s today. Students from 2nd to 6th Class opened the show with an energetic performance of The Greatest Showman medley which they will perform on Saturday 9th February in the Peace Prom 2019. Then students from 2nd to 4th played Hot Cross Fun on the recorder, directed by Sophie their music teacher. Fifth and Sixth played a piece called Jolly St Nick to celebrate the season. Students from Jnr & Snr infants and First Class also sang a seasonal song Jack Frost. Finally, all the classes sang Christmas Carols together, finishing up with Mary had a Baby and Jingle Bells.
We had a very special visitor in Newmarket today. The countdown has begun in earnest. Only thirteen more sleeps to Christmas Eve.
Yesterday I did my first debate. I loved it as it was like a duel of words, in my opinion the best sport. St Brendan’s were debating against St Aidan’s Kilmanagh. The motion was ” People should be Fined for not Recycling ” and we opposed the motion. Morette, Sean and I were on the team for St Brendan’s. The third speaker for St Aidan’s said “Green is the new black” I disagree as the new black is actually leopard spots this season. Sadly it ended in a tie. Looking forward to the first round after mid-term.
Today we went to Castlecomer Discovery Park.First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class all went together with Ms Carroll, Mrs Dunphy and Jackie. We learned about fresh water ecology and we found lots of interesting creatures in the river. There were freshwater shrimp, caddis flies, mayfly nymphs and pond skaters. We also caught little fish and returned them to the water quickly so they could get oxygen. Niamh our guide told us not to touch the creatures with our hands as we would make them too hot. After collecting the creatures in water trays we identified them using a key. All creatures were returned to the river. It was a nice experience and we enjoyed it a lot though our feet were freezing from standing in the cold water and some of us got wet feet. However we soon warmed up when we got to the Water Shed for swimming.
SoF and AK (6th Class)
We went on our school tour last Friday. We went to WIT Arena. We travelled by bus and I was sitting beside Dessie. When we got there we met our Instructors,Tom,Jack and Conor. First we played soccer and the other team won by one goal.
After soccer we went on the bouncy castle,we were racing each other. I won against Nadine. I really liked the Go-Karts the best. On the way home we went to McDonalds,I had chicken nuggets, chips,coke and a McFlurry ice cream. I was very tired when I got home but I had a great day.
Donnacha O Farrell
The school tour was on Friday. We went to Waterford IT. The people who were looking after us were named Tom,Conor and Jack. We did a lot of activities like KMX Kart,Inflatable Fun and Human Table Football . I Liked the KMX Karts the best because they are fast. I went around the track track 7 times and my legs were sore. We had a game of football and my team won.
It was a very sunny day,we had to go indoors a lot to do activities. We had races on the bouncy castles,I raced against Chris and it was a draw. Mr Duggan and Jackie raced each other and Mr Duggan won. On the way home we went to McDonalds and I got a burger,chips,coke and McFlurry ice cream and a Milk Shake. I enjoyed the day.