Fire Officer visits P5
Many thanks to Terry, the fire officer from Maghera Fire Station who recently visited P5 to discuss safety in the home. Terry addressed many important features including the need for an escape plan in the event of a fire, the importance of a night time routine, smoke alarms fitted and tested weekly in the home, electrical appliances switched off before bed, safety guards in front of open fires and the dangers of matches and candles misplaced in homes. Congratulations to all P5 pupils and their parents carrying out their own home checks after our visit. Terry presented the pupils with exciting safety team folders with a range of fun activities to complete. A very important and worthwhile lesson to us all!
A massive thank-you to everyone for sponsoring our P5 pupils. Our class have raised an amazing £375.80 for our charities this year. The pupils had great fun showing off their dance moves!!
Kidwind work with P5 to build wind turbines
Year Five Visit
Crockandun Wind Farm
On Wednesday the 26th September Year Five visited Crockandun Wind Farm just outside Draperstown. The pupils got the opportunity to see the inside of a real wind turbine.The staff explained that one turbine can generate enough energy to supply 250 houses with electricity.The pupils were amazed that wind, a renewable source, is now the second most popular way to generate electricity in Europe.It takes five months to construct one wind turbine and each turbine is 93metres high, a similar height to the statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel tower in France.The pupils understand that wind turbines are needed as non-renewable sources of energy such as coal and oil cause pollution to the environment and are in great danger of running out. The pupils participated in their very own Watt challenge and Brookfield, the company who look after the wind farm site presented the pupils with beautiful gift bags. A great day was had by all!
Year Five celebrate
European Day of Languages
Congratulations to P5 for their wonderful assembly this morning. In St Mary's we welcome and are delighted to have pupils in our school from all across Europe, that is Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. Important information was shared and we had beautiful singing and dancing. Big thanks to Pol, Lucy,the readers, Mrs Graham and P5 members of the school choir.