On Saturday the 11th of June the Celbridge under 12s and under 11s hurlers will be playing in 3 final in St Conleths. After 2 finals last year some of the boys have valuable experience. There will be boys from 4th, 5th and 6th playing.In division 1 they are playing against Naas. In division 2 they are playing Cappagh and in division 3 they are playing Eire Og.
On the 25th of May two boys from Scoil Na Mainistreach went to D.C.U. from the green schools Committee.They were there to represent Scoil Na Mainistreach being awarded their sixth green flag for Global Citizenship Litter And Waste. The representatives were David Daly and Kevin Lawlor. When they got there they got a goody bag and got a picture with the proper green schools flag. They got dinner there, they then sat down in the Helix and were given a presentation. They then received the Global Citizenship Litter And Waste flag. It was a proud day for Scoil Na Mainistreach.
On Tuesday the 31st of May, the 5th classes went on their school tour. The boys went to www.letsgoschooltours.ie/school-tours-ireland/Tour-Info. There were lots of fun activities. First we were split into two groups. The first group went on the KMX Karts. The second group went on the Air Mountain bouncing castle. After a while the two groups swapped. After the two groups had a go of both activities we went on the spider tower. After the spider tower we had our lunch. When we finished our lunch we did Orienteering. After Orienteering we split into two groups again. One group did the Zorbee Balls and the other did the Wrecking Ball. We switched after everybody had a go. We had another lunch and then we did the Obstacle Course. After the Obstacle Course we went on the Wibbly Wobbly Ladder. That was our last activity before we got on the bus home. We had a great time :)
This afternoon we took the plastic sheeting off our potatoes and were delighted to see that we have a fine crop of potatoes coming up and very few weeds. Hopefully there will be no late frost. We are putting our peas out every day to harden them off and we hope to plant them out soon. Tomorrow we are gong to re-pot our tomatoes and plant some lettuce.
This week, we went with Ms. Burcheal's class to the school library to help them pick and read their books.
Recently, we entered a competition ran by Irish bilingual band Seo Linn to celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Below is our 15 second entry into this competition.
We have been reading a book called The Rising Son by Brian Kirk. Here are some of our reviews
Conor O'Donohoe Book Review
The Rising Son was written by Brian Kirk. This is his first children's book he has written. It's also the first bok he has published.
Jack has been dropped into a strange city... Dublin. His mum sent him there because she needed to be alone. But Jack doesn't like it in Dublin. He is staying in his grandad's house. But every night, when he wraps his gran's, old, tartan blanket around him, he gets transported to 1916. He meets a boy called Willie, they get to know each other but then when Jack least expects it, he is transported back to 2016. He gets to know his grandad. And soon he wants to stay in Dublin longer. But then his mum gets sick everything goes downhill..,
This book is set in 2016/1916 Dublin.
The genre is historical fiction/fantasy.
My favorite character is Grandad [Mick] because he loves his family with all his heart and will protect them all.
My favorite part of the book is when he is back in London because I was really scared that he would die instead of Willie.
-Darragh Kennedy Book Review-
oTitle:The Rising Son
Cover Images:National Library of Ireland
Publisher:Original Writing LTD.
Plot:The book is about a boy called Jack who is from London and goes to live with his grandad. When he gets there he finds a blanket with magical powers that brings him back to 1916.
Setting:The book is set in Dublin in 1916 and 2016.
Theme:A story about family,friendship and a rebellion against the British
Favorite character: Peader:I like Peader because he is optimistic,
We have been reading a book called The Rising Son during the last week and here is my review.
Author: Brian Kirk,
Genré: Historical Fiction/Fantasy,
Rating + Recommendation: This book is very good and I would recommend it to kids 12-14,
Setting: Dublin 2016/1916 Rising,
Plot: A boy named Jack O'Connor who lives in London stays with his granddad in Ireland, There he has to stay for a few weeks. During his time there he finds a blanket which belonged to his grandmother. Every time Jack puts the blanket on it takes him back to 1916. There he meets a boy called Willie and they start a friendship together.
Favourite Character: My favourite character is Willie, because he is brave, kind and a good friend.
Brian Kirk came into us to talk about his new book The Rising Son. We wrote reports about his visit
Brian Kirk is the author of the children's book The Rising Son. He has been short listed for the Hennessy New Irish Writer awards for fiction in 2008 and 2011. At the meeting Brian read chapter two in The Rising Son to all of the 5th classes. After the reading, he asked us to ask him some questions. We asked him a series of questions. After that we were assigned to write a paragraph about a picture from 1916. The picture had the G.P.O. in the background and a cheeky boy. We were honored to have him visit us.
Yesterday the author of The Rising Son Brian Kirk came in for a visit to talk to us about his book The Rising Son. First he came in and he read a bit from his book. Then he answered our questions about his book and writing in general. Brian's biggest critics are his friends. Brian is writing poetry now and is thinking about writing a new book. Brian was 19 when he started writing. He wrote his first book when he was 20. Brian liked to read Roald Dahl when he was little. Brian Kirk had relatives in the rising. Brian writes in an office at home.
Today we met up with Dublin Novelist Brian Kirk who spoke to us about his wonderful book The Rising Son. We will be posting reports about his visit in the next couple of days. Meanwhile why not read some of our stories that we entered into the RTE Guide Short Story Competition.
aThe Lilly Og is a county development squad. Ten players from every club in the county train together to try get on the Kildare team when they are older. A few people from our school got onto the Lilly Og. The people are David Daly, Kieran Rubotham, Ciaran Kirwin, Cormac Kelly, Shane Quigley and Alan Lawlor. The first session is on the bank holiday Monday. The other clubs we will be training with are Leixlip, Naas, Maynooth, Confey, Kilcock, Cappa etc....