Pupils from Durrow National School finished 2nd and 3rd in a Lego competition hosted by Tullamore Library, Emma, Faith and Isobel won 2nd prize with their football pitch creation. Trasa won 3rd prize with her Mario World Creation. We are always promotion STEM activities in Durrow and very proud our students did so well. Well done girls!!
This year Durrow National School were at the centre of the 2017 Be Safe, Be Seen Campaign. They were in Athlone where they listened to Jennifer Byrne, the 2017 Rose of Tralee speak about the importance of Road Safety. The Campaign reaches out to all schools in the three counties of Offaly, Westmeath and Laois. It will be officially launched with the support of the Fire Brigade, Gardai and Ambulance service on November 6th at 11am. Check out the photos and promotional video below.
We investigated a number of items that people used long ago in their homes. Have a look at the items we examined and read what we had to say about them!
Item 1: Washboard and Tub. Each group correctly guessed that this was used by people long ago for washing and scrubbing clothes.
This is a Hot Water Bottle! One group guessed this correctly! Other groups thought that it might be for holding drinking water or hot water or for storing ink for ink pens.
We discovered that this item is a Last which was used for making soles for shoes. We thought that it might be a shoe holder, an item used for cutting wheat, for helping shoes keep their shape or size or that it was an anchor!
This item gave us the best laugh! Ciarán told us that it was a Chamber Pot. Some of us weren't sure if we should write down what we thought it was used for on our investigation sheets!
We had no trouble naming this item! Callum told us about how it was heated over the fire and then used to iron the clothes.
Our last item was a Butter Churn. Two groups guessed this correctly. Some groups suggested that it might be for drying clothes, for washing clothes, for making dough or used as a food mixer.
We really enjoyed our history lesson examining things that our grandparents or great grandparents might have used in their homes.
Check us out having our Pancake Party last Tuesday! We all helped prepare the pancake batter and wrote our list of ingredients and method for our very own Pancake Recipe sheets. A big thank you to Miss McManus and Tyra who fried up our pancakes in the kitchen later!
We also celebrated World Book Day on Thursday. Apart from having our DEAR reading time we also gathered in our Story Circle to listen to Miss Carroll reading some books for us. We watched some online stories on the World Book Day website and we had a fun books, stories and rhymes Table Quiz in the afternoon! Now we've got to go use our World Book Day book tokens!
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