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Day 6 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 30th

Day 6

The last night of our camps are always tinged with some sadness saying goodbye to such wonderful students, having seen them accomplish so much in such a short period of time and indeed having seen them exceed their own expectations. It is also a source of great celebration having seen our incredible teachers James, Caoimhe, Paul, Caroline and Graham build such solid relationships with our students which allow the students to progress so well both academically and personally in a week. Read more “Day 6 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 30th”

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Day 5 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 29th

Day 5

Creativity, coding and Aviation culminating in a tense and highly competitive whole school sports competition was the essence of today.

Creating video games using coding and Scratch with Graham, writing and recording songs with Caroline using MIDI instruments and flying Boeing Flight Simulator and all things aviation with Atlantic AirVenture were the bulk of activities today. Read more “Day 5 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 29th”

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Day 4 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 28th

Day 4

The weather has thankfully duped Met Eireann yet again! Maybe they might consider coming on one of our camps! 

Further exploration of Sine Waves, Graphing & Flight Planning were the order of the morning during the Maths workshops in anticipation of Aviation workshops tomorrow with Jane McGill and her team of professional pilots at Atlantic AirVenture. There was some brilliant music making going on in Caroline’s Music Technology workshops. Read more “Day 4 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 28th”

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Day 3 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 27th

Day 3

The best poached eggs this side of the 12 Bens were served up this morning with the tastiest sausages and of course a vegetarian option was on offer! Just as well as students had another day jam packed with workshops, games and music. The sun was out, the air was warm and the sky was blue. A perfect start to any day. Read more “Day 3 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 27th”

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Day 2 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 26th

<b>Day 2</b>

Another very busy day starting with maths workshops including creating holograms using trapezium and mobile phones, exploring time distance graphs, solving problems, and water rockets and all before lunch!

Chuck led the challenges including the Survival Challenge, exploring frequency ranges and sound sources punctuated with some volley ball based games on the Volley Ball court just outside the castle. Rain threatened all afternoon but help off until round 4pm. Read more “Day 2 CMA Summer Camp Glenstal Abbey June 26th”