We went to the National Sports Campus and the Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown for our school tour. We visited the athletics and the gymnastics arena. We tried out trampolining, walking on the beams and the foam pit. We jumped off the springboard also. We ran a relay on the track and got to try out the long jump and the high jump.
After lunch we walked to the Aquatic Centre. We had great fun in the pool on the slides and in the lazy river.
We all agreed that it was a fantastic day out and we would recommend it to other fourth classes.
We made Mexican God’s Eyes this week in art. It was quite difficult at the start but we soon got the hang of it.
Our Trip To The Casino, Marino
On Monday 19th June the children from 4th class in St. Fiachra’s (Room 9 and 14) visited the Casino, Marino. On our arrival we were warmly welcomed by our friendly guides Ruth and Ray. We learned a lot about the outside of the building first and the many tricks the architect used when designing the Casino. We saw the urn which is really a chimney and the pillars which are used for drainage.
Next we went inside and visited some of the sixteen rooms which make up the Casino. Our guides pointed out the symmetry between the floor and the ceiling and the “poisonous” wallpaper. We enjoyed visiting the “bling wing” and especially hearing the stories about the women’s wigs. Lastly, we were lucky enough to go down into the tunnels which were used during the Easter Rising and the Civil War.
It was an excellent tour and our guides explained everything very well. We really enjoyed the visit and hopefully we will get a chance to visit again next year.
We really enjoyed designing and making our shoe-box rooms this year. We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our creations.
We have been very busy doing lots of Christmas art projects. One of our favourite ones has been making a snowman from socks. We filled a sock with rice and then decorated it with googly eyes, pieces of fabric and buttons. It was great fun.