Today, 3rd Class took part in National Game Playing Week by hosting a boardgames party in their class. We invited our parents in to play the games with us. We all brought in money for charity and the money will be counted over the holidays. Watch this space to see how much was collected.
Thank you to everyone who supported our cause.
Last week 6th class took part in activities to celebrate maths week. In our school hall Ms. Coyne had set up a number of tables with different maths challenges and puzzles.
We were divides into groups of 6. In each group teacher nominated a reader to read out each puzzle and a writer to write down our answers.
Some of the maths challenges and puzzles we had to solve included; Number puzzles, dice, picture puzzles, dartboard challenge, matchstick puzzles, circling numbers.
To solve the circling number puzzle we were given a circle with ten smaller circles placed on its circumference. In three of the circles three 3’s were placed. We had to place four 1’s and three 2’s onto the remaining empty circles. The object of the game was to have no three numbers beside each other that had a sum that could be divisible by 3. It was a difficult challenge but with good teamwork almost all of the groups managed to solve it.
We enjoyed using maths in a fun way to solve the puzzles. It required teamwork. ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile.’
‘Games Without Frontiers’ present a giant interactive outdoor exhibition.
The ‘Games Without Frontiers’ Public Art Project will present a giant interactive outdoor exhibition on Saturday the 29th of October in Doorly Park. Funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme and initiated by Sligo County Council Arts Service, the project was conceived to get children living in the city to creatively explore and use their outdoor spaces.
Led by a team of artists, ‘Games Without Frontiers’ took place in venues across Sligo Town during the autumn, where the children invented games, built sculptures, made films, created songs and generally messed about – in a creative kinda way.
The venues which included the MCR Community Centre, The Northside Community Centre and Caltragh Community Centre were paired with Doorly Park, Ballytivnan Park and Mitchell Curley Park respectively. Anyone out walking may have seen such unusual sights as floating sculptures in the Garavogue, or an art making machine made from an exercise bike, or giant free standing wooden sculptures created in Ballytivnan Park.
The artworks, games and videos created will be showcased in Doorly Park from 3.30pm until 5.30pm on Saturday the 29th October. Come along and join the fun. For a sneak peek at some of the artwork check out www.sligoplayspaces.blogspot.com.