Congratulations to the St. Gabriel’s After-School Club members who recently graded for their Yellow Belts in the Bushido Karate Gendai syllabus under Ms. Sweetman. Having shown great determination and a fantastic attitude towards learning over the past eight weeks, each student has sucessfully increased their fitness levels and also managed to develop a new skill set. Having undergone an examination on the 12th of December, each student showcased their ability to display the basics in both Karate and Kickboxing.
Very well done to all involved. The journey to becoming a master in any Martial Art can be a long and arduous one, however, if these students continue to value hard work and dedication in the way they have so far then anything is possible for them.
5th and 6th class explored the art of Marbling this week in school and we think they did a fabulous job. Marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colour pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to paper.
Ms Sweetmans class participated in a creative art and design workshop which introduced students to concepts such as colour, form and composition through exploration of glass artefacts on display in the What’s in Store? exhibition at Collins Barracks. The workshop encouraged critical thinking and creative responses. 5th and 6th class developed their artistic skills and aesthetic awareness while they designed and made their own translucent panels.
Ms. Sweetman’s 5th and 6th class had a wonderful time at Collins Barracks today. The children have been focusing on WW2 in class and had the oppurtunity today to explore and hear about the stories of the Irish at War.
The children in 3rd and 4th class particpated in a Junioir Achievement programme over the past 4 weeks under the guidance of Cian McMahon. The topic of discussion was about how our city considers economic development, local businesses, and career opportunities. The children discovered that, A city is a place where a lot of people live, work, play, and go to school. Cian helped the students build a city! They constructed paper buildings, and mapped out a city. They wrote a newspaper article and planned their own restaurants They also examined why banks are important. Well done 3rd and 4th class.