by Mark Allen
Second Class students from Corpus Christi in Moyross enjoyed the magical aspect of science, when they came to the Learning Hub this morning.
Our very own scientist/mad professor Sean O’Brien took charge as he displayed the wonders of science to an eager crowd.
With the help of his magic genie Stephen Savage, Mad Scientist Sean wowed students as he showed pupils how dragons breath fire, how to make elephants toothpaste and the exploding whoosh bottle.
Stephen Savage, dubbed Stephen “The Irresponsible” Genie by the Mad Scientist and his second class students, put in a valiant performance as an assistant, as laughter and shrieks of excitement echoed across the room with each passing experiment.
Meanwhile in the StoryHub, hosted by Aaron Corless, students and staff took advantage of the good weather and began the day with a game of Chinese Whispers outside the Hub.
This game is aimed at teaching students the importance of writing down ideas, so they don’t forget their thoughts when they begin writing stories.
After this, a game of Let’s Play (similar to Simon Says) and creative drawing on the flip charts began, allowing children to use their imagination to create whimsical characters.
When the heat began to overwhelm both staff and students, StoryHub was moved inside, where pupils began to create their own stories.
Many stories involved tall tales about princes, princesses, footballers and superheroes that began many quests to save villagers and citizens a like, from Limerick and all over the world.