On Thursday of Active Schools week 6th class and Junior and Senior Infants did yoga.
For starters when we walked in, we had to take off our shoes and socks. There were 15 mats lying in a circle and a ball in the middle that we had to focus on when we had to do poses and yoga.
The room smelled really nice as there was incense burning. The room felt like a relaxed space. As soon as we went in we instantly felt calm. Some of us were a bit nervous because we had never done yoga, but we were really excited to try it.
We did lots of poses like downward dog, the seal and warrior 1,2 and 3. We worked in pairs too. We felt it was good exercise because it stretched us all out and calmed us down. We had to use lots of strength for some of the poses, like the crow pose.
We really liked the end of the class, for the last five minutes we lay down with soft, fluffy blankets.
We finished with a relaxation activity which was so fun and soothing. It was so lovely and quiet that we could hear the birds chirping and the wind blowing and even cars on the road outside.
After when we had to go back to class, we were really focused and found it easier to concentrate.
We would love to yoga again, every week if we could!
We want to thank Ms Aherne for letting us use her room and Michelle Drury for taking us. We hope she will come again!
By Natasha and Elyse 6th class
Library week was so much fun. We really enjoyed it because we did so many activities.
We went on a book blind date where they put a book in an envelope that had a clue written on it. We each picked a book and were given a week to read it.
Each class also did a scavenger hunt, we we had to guess the teacher's favourite book.
We got the library all done up and organised. The school chose a few names for a brand new library. At the end we all voted for "Bookingham Palace".
We definitely think that more children will start reading more and more books.
We would love to thank all the teachers who put in so much effort for our fun.
By Isha and Anastasia
This year we took part in the mini Intel you scientist project. There were nine different projects such as:
Do used tea bags and coffee grounds help plants to grow?
Who gets more exercise First or 6th class?
Who spends more time on their screens girls or boys?
Does the colour of your hair affect how fast it grows?
Can we reduce food waste in our school?
How can we keep cut flowers longer?
Online school v Traditional school?
Do you know whats in your hair?
What are we drinking?
At the end the judges picked a runner up and a winner. Te rnner up was Do used teabags and coffee help plants to grow? The winner was. Does the colour of your hair affect how fast hair grows?
We all had so much doing this and we think other classes would enjoy it too.
As part of the Halloween celebrations all of the girls in 5th and 6th Class were given a pumpkin to carve. On the day of the Halloween holidays we brought our fabulous creations down to the village and put them on display around the village. It was a really enjoyable project for us all - and looked great around Sandymount.
Thanks to the Sandymount organising committee, Michael Byrne's, Tesco and other local shops in the village for supplying the pumpkins and suporting such a great project.