World Book 2023

On March 3rd, our school had world book day. Everyone dressed up as a character from a book such as soccer players, Shrek, Puss in Boots, the Tin man Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. Anne dressed up as Wednesday, Amy, and Tina dressed up as the Trunchbull and Mr Curran dressed up as the Mad Hatter. On both lunch breaks, we had a disco. All the songs we played were from movies and everyone did a lot of dancing. Everybody got a chance to listen to a song they liked.

By Isabelle Mangan and Ella Johnston

Credit Union Quiz

On Jan 27th the St Francis Credit Union quiz was on in the West Country Hotel in Ennis. There were two different categories- under 11 and under 13. There were 11 schools in the under-11 category and 16 in the under-13 category. Our under-11 team came 1st and our under-13 team came 4th. To win, u11 team had to go to a tiebreak which we won by a single question. We now go in the regional final in Limerick on March 3rd.

Under 11 team members: Aidan Hogan, Dawid Andrajolc, Aoife Kirrane, Daire Cullinan. Under 13 team members: Jonah Quinn, Tiernan Garvey, Cillian Sullivan, Sophie O’Connor.

By Aidan Hogan, Dawid Andrajolc, Aoife Kirrane, Daire Cullinan

Intel Mini Scientist Regional Final

On Nov 30th we went to the regional final in Intel Shannon. The winning project from each school in the Shannon catchment area was there. We went in and set up our display. They asked all the teachers to leave and go into the staffroom. Then the judges came to look at all the projects. Two sets of judges and different Intel workers came to question us on our project. After the judges had done all that they left to make their decision. While they were doing this a man called Phil did a science quiz with us. He also showed us how to make a tornado in a bottle. Then the judges came back and announced the 5 winners and we were delighted to hear Knockanean called out! We will now go on to the Grand Final in Maynooth University in February.

By Jack O Driscoll and Mark Reynolds