Science

Thank you to @teagasc @VistaMilk and @CorkDiscovers for the wonderful activities and experiments. We look forward to using them during the week. #CorkDiscovers

Calling all Singers U16

National Community Games have created an online event for all children U16 in Community Games areas for Christmas. 

They are producing a Christmas song/songs in the format of a choir over Zoom and will pick one child from each county to take part. The video will be shared on social media channels in the run up to Christmas 2020.
To take part, upload a video of your child singing ANY Christmas song (1 minute long) to 
  All videos must be uploaded for judging before November 22nd using Cork county code CK1125.
Based on the videos uploaded, a panel of National Judges will choose one child to represent each County in the video
The Christmas video will be produced in the format of a choir on Zoom and musically directed by the esteemed Shane Farrell with online rehearsals and direction provided
All 26 children chosen will receive a gift for taking part
Each child who enters will receive a special digital certificate
The winner and 3 runner ups from each County will receive a specially commissioned Aldi Community Games medal
All terms and conditions, rehearsal dates with times etc will be on the registration page for video upload

Children’s Farm Machinery Safety Webinar

Children from the junior and senior class participated in the second farm safety seminar during the week.

The event for older children included helpful tips on how they and farmers can stay safe around some of the main machinery and vehicles used on our farms. Children learnt the do’s and don’ts of quad bikes, the tractor safety checklist and P.T.O safety.

Children in the junior room learnt how to read the different behavioural traits and mannerisms shown by animals including bulls, horses and dogs.

It was an excellent learning opportunity using Zoom.

Game Stations

The children in the Junior room enjoyed creating and playing games in the playground this week. Each station allowed the children to design their own games using the equipment provided. Playground games help children to move effectively, to interact with others and provides opportunities for children to develop skills and understanding through enjoyable individual, small group and team activities.

 

 

Farm Safety Webinar

Senior and junior classes participated in a wonderful webinar today. It was ideal for our budding farmers. This fun event included helpful tips on how to prepare for a safe farm visit by creating a farm safety checklist.
Children learnt how to recognise some of the safety signs on a typical farm as well as learning the behavioural signs shown by animals, including bulls, horses and dogs. We look forward to our next webinar on farm machinery safety!