Continuing with our work on comprehension and reading in the middle room today the children worked on their new Literacy Box comprehension activities, to promote their comprehension skills across the curriculum. Another fantastic resource to add to the collection.
Nearing the end of our "Magnetic Car" construction activity as part of our Discover Primary Science Programme. We have looked at magnets and the forces of push and pull and how they are used in the world around us. After this introduction the children then went on to design a cardboard constructed car that could hold a magnet to see of it can be pushed and pulled using only magnetic force. In their groups the children designed and made their cardboard constructions and we will be testing these nest week. Stay tuned for more!
The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) aims to give pupils the opportunity to experience practical, real life business learning where pupils start a business in the classroom. The programme nurtures creativity, independence and problem solving among pupils of all abilities.
As part of the programme a local entrepreneur is invited to share their story and to advise pupils about how to ensure the Junior Entrepreneur Project is a success. Today, entrepreneur Donal Byrne of the Big Red Barn gave a presentation to the senior room with business advice such as goal setting, staying positive, surrounding yourself with positivity and keeping an eye on the solution rather than the problem. This advice will propel the pupils forward as they prepare to meet the Dragons with their group projects next week.
Donal has won many awards, most recently Bank of Ireland Startup Business Award. He has always given generously of his time and has been a Dragon for Cloonlyon NS JEP in previous years. We would like to wish Donal and The Big Red Barn continued success and thank him for supporting the Junior Entrepreneur.
We are now taking part in Aldi Play Rugby, a free initiative to encourage kids across Ireland to live an active and healthy lifestyle through non-contact forms of rugby.
Now Aldi, the official supermarket of the IRFU, would like to help schools be in with a chance to win €50,000 to develop school's playing facilities so children can continue to live healthy and more active lifestyles.
All we have to do is collect stickers to place on the poster which is hung in the school. These stickers are received with every €30 spent in your local Aldi. Once filled with 300 stickers we simply answer the question on our poster and send it back and hopefully be in with a chance of winning the overall prize.
What can we win?
2 primary school's will win €50,000 each to develop their playing facilities.
€2,500 voucher for sports and training equipment to a school in each province.
A training session with Paul O'Connelll in our school, plus a set of new jerseys and an Aldi Play Rugby Kit.
Every school that enters with a fully completed poster will get an Aldi Play Rugby kit bag, 4 rugby balls and a set of Aldi Play Rugby bottles.