WW2 Bomb Shelters by Brian Kelleher.

Willow class made bomb shelters out of K’nex and we tested them with a big wheel to see how resistant there were.

Willow was learning about the Blitzkrieg in World War 2. The war started in 1939 and The Blitz was when the German bombers were bombing the British to make them surrender but the British didn’t surrender. The bomb shelters helped to keep them safe. There were two type of shelters - the Anderson and the Morrison. Children went on trains to go to the countryside so they would be safe. The war continued for 6 years until 1945. 

BUILDING AN IGLOO FROM MILK CARTONS written by Brian Kelleher and Aidan Barry

Mr. Johnston’s class, Willow, decided to build an igloo out of milk cartons so we asked everyone in school to bring in empty 2 litre cartons. We collected over 800 in October! Then we collected cardboard boxes for the base. We planned the size, one metre 80cm and started to build the base. Everyone got a chance to glue some bottles. It is getting bigger every day!

8/01/2019: At last we finished! We managed to move our igloo from Willow Class all the way down the stairs to the hall! We had to do it in three sections but we got there! See the photo below.

1) Mark and Josh start to glue the bottles, with Realtín’s help!

2) Aidan and Brian write the blog.

3) The igloo is now 4 tiers high!


On Thursday November 15th we went to The Ingenious Ulster Science Show in St. Lukes Church. ‘Scientific Sue’ showed us lots of experiments. She picked some volunteers to help her up on the stage.

She showed us how to make ice-cream without a freezer, she made marshmallows contract and expand and we watched water change colours by adding acid. Sue turned an empty water bottle into a rocket and it shot across the room.

We had great fun watching the show!

St. Killian's are helping keep Bishopstown tidy

On Wednesday 27th April, pupils from Senior 2 helped clean up the Bishopstown Area, using equipment provided by Bishopstown Tidy Towns. We helped clean litter from the hill going down by the secondary school, as well as cleaning some of Melbourn Road. We received some nice comments from passers-by about the hard work we were doing. We hope to get back out cleaning soon!

Exclusive: School pictures from the Evening Echo!

Last week, a photographer from the Evening Echo came to St.Killian's to take pictures for an upcoming article about the school. Here is a look at some of the pictures that were taken on the day. The article will be in the Evening Echo on Thursday 28th April.

 All pictures were taken by David Keane and are displayed courtesy of the Evening Echo.

Confirmation and Trip to UCC/Fitzgerald's Park for Senior 1 and Senior 2

School Confirmation

On the 6th of April, pupils from Senior 1 and Senior 2 made their confirmation. We had been practising for a couple of months before the ceremony. We had been learning songs, prayers and readings and going to the church frequently to practise. On the day of the confirmation, the weather was beautiful. We all had to get up early to prepare and be in time for the church. The church was packed with people. The ceremony was an hour and a half long. Bishop Buckley confirmed us. After the ceremony, we had pictures taken with the Bishop and with our teachers. Then, we went back to a party in the school. There were cakes, sweets, tea and coffee there, which was given out by the parent’s association. Afterwards, people spent time with their families. It was a day that we won’t forget! 

Trip to UCC and Fitzgerald’s Park

On the 7th of April, the day after the confirmation, the rest of Senior 1 and Senior 2, went on a trip to UCC and Fitzgerald’s Park. We took the 205 bus to UCC. In UCC, we saw the UCC crest. The rumour about the crest is that if you step on it before passing your degree, you will fail it! We also saw the Ogham stones, which is a form of celtic writing. Next, we walked to Fitzgerald’s Park. First of all, we played on the swings. Then we went to see the sky garden and ate our lunch in the pod. We played some basketball and went into the museum. In there we saw a recreation of a trench from World War 1, an exhibition about 1916, models of the Titanic and of the Lusitania and a log that had been hand carved into a tub. Finally, we jumped off the stage in Fitzgerald’s Park. We got the 208 bus home and got an ice cream after we got off the bus. It was an excellent day!