We were very lucky to have Ian Heffernan in from The National Maritime College of Ireland to speak to 5th/6th class about Antarctica. He spoke about the ships used on his visit to Antarctica, where he spent seven years driving boats. We could have stayed listening to Ian's stories all day long. He shared stories about the journey, the weather, animals, adventures and the fun he had while exploring Antarctica, all with some amazing pictures! It was like real life David Attenborough! Thank you Ian for taking time out to come and speak to us in Scoil Naomh Eltin. Take a look at some of the pictures below!
Well done to our 4th Class pupil who recently donated hair to the Rapunzel Foundation. This is a charity that takes donations of hair in order to make wigs for people who have lost their own hair as a result of serious illness. We barely recognised our student when she arrived into school on Friday with her new short hair! What a fantastic thing to do - well done!
Scoil Naomh Eltin is very proud of our 4th Class pupil, pictured below, whose story 'Why Rudolph's Nose is Red' was published recently in the Southern Star Christmas Magazine. It was a wonderful, imaginative tale that explains how the most famous reindeer of all got his bright and shiny nose. Well done to all the boys and girls in 4th Class for their fantastic creative writing efforts.
We have received great news this morning, 5th Class have been accepted to exhibit at The Primary Science Fair in the RDS this year. We will be exhibiting our project 'Air Pollution in Our Homes' on the 10th of January. We will be studying what can make the air in our homes dirty and different ways to clean the air. Then we will do more tests to find out what methods work the best. We hope to share our findings to make everyone's home cleaner.
We are looking forward to working as Young Scientists!
Last Saturday 6th class were invited to Eli Lilly to celebrate Science Week 2018. The day began with a short science quiz and pupils impressed the Eli Lilly employees and their teacher with their knowledge.
Pupils changed into their lab coats and made their way to the laboratory. In the lab there were a variety of science experiments. (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics). The class was split into three groups and each one had a chance to experiment at each station. The experiments included optical illusions, the density of liquids, magnetic and non-magnetic objects, the science behind lava lamps and how to hide messages on paper.
Pupils were treated to a ‘Science Magic show’ and each child was given their very own chemistry set. A fantastic morning was had by all and we definitely have some scientists in the making.