Tag Archives: School Trips

Table Tennis

Congratulations to our table tennis team who came second in the tournament in Beech Hill today! Well done everyone!

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Speaking to the International Space Station

On Thursday 26th Oct 2017 Mrs Hedderman and some students from 5th class were delighted to be invited to a live link up with the International Space Station.

We could hear the voice of International Space Station astronaut Joe Acaba echoing across the universe. “Hey, this is the International Space Station, I have you clear, a little bit faint, but welcome aboard the International Space Station,” said the US astronaut as he spun some 400km above Glanmire and the Earth at a speed of 28,000km/h.
The school is only the third Irish educational institution to speak directly to the ISS as it orbits around the earth and Thursday’s contact, which also involved a Romanian school, Coleguil National Calistrat Hogas in Pietre Neamt, marked the culmination of more than two years of work.
700 students watched in the school gym and there was absolute silence when contact was made as the ISS sped overhead.
Five Glanmire students got to ask questions.
One asked what it was like to sleep while floating in space, prompting an interesting reply from Mr Acaba.
“It’s actually very nice to sleep in space – we have a sleeping bag that you can attach to the wall or you can just sleep in your own little crew quarters – it’s super-comfortable sleeping in space,” he said.
We also learned that an astronaut has to be very small and light as the bigger and heavier you are the more expensive it will be to launch the rocket into space!
It was a fantastic experience and we thoroughly enjoyed being part of history being made in GCC.

Hopefully it will inspire some of our students to take up careers in science and engineering.

Sciath na Scol Champions!!!

Huge congratulations to our girls’ camogie team who emerged the victors in a nail-biting final against Whitechurch today. The match was held in Páirc Uí Rinn and both teams played excellently, leading to a very tense last few minutes. The final score was 4-2 to 4-1. The moment was made even sweeter when the cup was presented by our own Eoghan O’Connor! Everyone at Scoil Chill Ruadhain is very proud of what the team and their coaches have achieved today. They have been training hard all year and really deserve their win today. Well done everyone!!

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Cór Fhéile na Scol

On Tuesday the 28th of March our school choir consisting of children from 4th, 5th and 6th classes took part in the Cór Fhéile na Scol. They performed along with seven other schools to a large audience in the City Hall. The children performed three songs from the ‘Trolls’ movie – True Colours, The Sound of Silence and Tá an Móthú seo go hÁlainn. They have been working very hard over the last few months with rehearsals at lunch time, during school and after school and it certainly paid off as their performance was outstanding! Well done to our fabulous school choir, you are a credit to the school. Also a great big thanks to Mr Kennedy, Ms Cremin and Ms. Norris for preparing them for their perfromance.

Carol Singing in Glanmire Credit Union

Science Week 2016

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This week is Science Week. We have lots of great activities planned throughout the school including a visit from Big Bear Planetarium, School Science Fair and trips to UCC and Firkin Crane for Science Week events! We are all looking forward to a fun-filled week!

There are many events for all the family happening in Cork this week. Admission is free but booking is advisable to ensure your place. For more information click here.

 

Cork City Sports

Congratulations to all the children who took part in the City Sports this week! We were delighted to see so many prizes coming back to Scoil Chill Ruadháin!