At the end of February Mr Moore’s 6th class boys and the Senior DLD class took part in the ESB Science Blast at the RDS.
Science Blast is a free, non-competitive educational programme for primary schools (3rd to 6th class), that involves the whole class investigating the science behind a simple question.
The following article, written by one of our 6th class pupils, gives an account of the RDS trip:
On Monday the 27th of February we went to the RDS for the Science Blast. Our question was: Do the shoes you wear affect how fast you can run?
For the experiment we decided to do our tests on the DCU pitch. We did a number of tests like sprints and long distance. Then we decided to display the information on a bar chart with different shoes as the bars on the chart.
At the event the judges loved the creative designs of the shoes we drew. They liked our team work and that we were able to work together so that everyone got to try everything.
It was a great experience and everyone enjoyed buying food and looking at other projects. We would like to thank Mr Moore, Ms Collins and Sandra for their help.
Today our fourth, fifth and sixth class boys, and our Senior DLD class, were delighted to attend a talk in DCU St Patrick’s Campus given by author Dave Rudden.
Dave Rudden has spent the last year as ‘writer in residence’ in DCU St Patrick’s campus. He is best known for his book series ‘Knights of the Borrowed Dark’, which is currently being made into a television series. He also writes ‘Doctor Who’ books for the BBC.
Today he spoke about his job as an author and shared some tips for children to train their imagination and their creative muscles.
The boys really enjoyed the talk, and some were lucky enough to get their own books signed as well!
Mr Carey’s and Mr Moore’s 6th class boys enjoyed a trip into town today to visit the Custom House. There they learned about the history of the building; from its architecture to the massive fire of 1921.
A very enjoyable and worthwhile trip for all!
Check out some pictures of Mr Carey’s boys on their tour today…
It was wonderful to welcome so many of our third class pupils’ grandparents to our Senior School hall this afternoon for Grandparents’ Day!
An initiative of Catholic Schools Week, Grandparents’ Day provides a great opportunity for pupils, teachers and grandparents to gather, chat and share stories and experiences from the ‘olden days’.
St Patrick’s BNS last hosted this event in 2019 so it was extra special to have the chance to celebrate it again today after a three-year break due to Covid.
As well as a blessing from Fr Paul, Ms Bassett also spoke to the group and shared some of the rich history of St Pat’s.
Beautifully decorated tables provided the perfect space for guests and their grandsons to chat and enjoy the fine selection of sandwiches, treats, tea, coffee and soft drinks on offer; all prepared by our wonderful Parents’ Association.
Special mention to Ms McKevitt’s and Mr Williams’ boys who have been busy doing lots of art and writing activities in preparation for today’s event. Their grandparent interviews led to many interesting conversations and their behaviour throughout the afternoon was exemplary. We’re all really proud of them.
Thanks again to all the grandparents, the pupils, and the PA volunteers, for making today such a success! Roll on 2024!