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On Thursday the Australian rugby team were training in the Sportsco Gym. As they were leaving the gym they had the honour of meeting Mr.Lane’s class who were just finished their swimming lesson.Israel, Rory, Henry and Tatafu took the time to have their photo taken with the boys and Ms.Farrelly. The Wallabies are very big and very friendly but we wouldn’t like to meet them in a match all the same.
Mr Lane’s class participated in The National Concert Hall’s ‘Quavers to Quadratics’ music project where they learned about the relationship between music and science. The boys found out all about sound waves and frequency and vibrations. Students from UCD and Trinity College worked with the boys on the project. Fiona and John visited us here in Ringsend but the highlight of the project was the day we spent in the NCH. There, we sang songs, played and learned about a variety of instruments, conducted science experiments relating to sound and made our own instruments. It was a most enjoyable day. Many thanks to Ms Sherry for doing such a brilliant job teaching us our song about the galaxy.
Our Gaelic footballers reached the Croke Park Shield Final after an excellent season. On a miserable, cold and wet afternoon we were very unlucky to lose by to two points to a strong opponent in Holy Trinity Glencairn. We displayed tremendous effort, skill and teamwork throughout and scored many fine goals and points. Unfortunately, luck wasn’t our side and the woodwork and some excellent goalkeeping prevented us from getting the victory we probably deserved on the balance of play. Everyone played brilliantly but special mention must go to Scott for his two goals despite fracturing his arm and Kyle S who was immense throughout. The result was disappointing but the game was thrilling and the performance was one that will be remembered for a long time by the large crowd present in Croker on the day. Well done boys. We are very proud of you.
Last year’s 6th class won a major film award last week for their film, ‘Ringsend and The Rising’. Together with local film-maker, Pat Larkin, the boys made a wonderful short film about the connections Ringsend and its locality has to the events and heroes of 1916. We won in the category called, ‘Year of centenaries’. The whole class took acting roles in the movie and it was a very enjoyable experience for all. Josh and Seán Ebbs collected the award on stage. The prize was a beautiful trophy and an i-pad for the school. Next stop is Hollywood!