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Killary Aug 7th-12th 2016

Day 4&5 Its been such a great week with a great group! Ringo Rides, Kayaking, Chuck Challenges, Sky Fall, High Ropes, Cliff Jumps & Wall Climbimb were among the highlights of the last two days. Images and video to follow… We’ll miss this group and hope to see them again. A big thank you to all our wonderful teachers Mark,…

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Day 5 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp 2016

Exploring Coordinate Geometry with coding and maths workshops this morning kept everyone very busy and eventually hungry for lunch and ready for a hike to the waterfall and a swim in the lake. What could be better! Evening sessions included discovering how Virtual reality works with smartphones, plastic and cardboard and using 360 Degree Camera to shoot video and take…

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Day 4 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp July 17th – 24th 2016

Building a two string guitar, discovering what sound is, exploring how we manipulate sound to communicate through speech or music and imagining an insightful and informative graphic description of how the strings on a guitar move when plucked was what filled the minds of our Group 1 students this morning while the other filled the air with created tracks including using synthesised sampling. A…

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Day 2 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp July 10th-17th 2016

We all woke up to a very warm and sunny day with temperatures hitting 30 degrees this afternoon. A morning exploring squares and demonstrating how squares are related to right angled triangles (Pythagoras’s Theorem) with Rope, Duck Tape and 25 students. Film scripts were written and a great lunch was had. The warm afternoon air was filled with the schhwaff…

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Day 4 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp July 10th – 17th 2016

The day started with beautiful clear blue skies and a very warm sun shining over a stunning Glenstal Abbey and everyone got ready for maths workshops, rounders, Music Technology in the morning sessions followed by a hike to the waterfall after another fabulous lunch. After everyone got back to the Abbey it was Chuck’s turn to go completely Chemical with a…

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Day 3 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp 10th-17th July 2016

Students today were Kayaking on the River Shannon, exploring flight related maths concepts, landing Boeing 737s at Atlantic AerVenture in Shannon Town, visiting the Aviation Museum, learning about flying and the aviation industry from Pilots and industry professionals, writing great music tracks with musician and producer Cian from CreateSounds.ie and playing football and basketball…all in one day! If you don’t…

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Day 5 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp July 3rd-10th

This morning was all about film, lenses, virtual realities, 360 degree cameras (see above), graphs, sine waves, making waves swimming in lakes, ellipses and circles and Pythagoras among other things! Sinead Herlihy was on hand to explore coding to compose music and other scratch related innovations! Film maker Eamonn Dunne was with students this morning prepping for their movie production…

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Day 7 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp

As the mist rolled in over the mountains surrounding beautiful Kylemore Abbey after another packed day, there was a sense of sadness that we would have to say goodbye to such a wonderful group of students. The day began with the rain lifting as we headed off to the dining room for another one of Josie’s great breakfasts. The morning Film…

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Day 6 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2016

We all woke up to the news that the UK had voted to leave the EU. There was a stunned silence in the common room as we caught up with the BBC news. Our students from Belgium, Italy, France, Ukraine, Italy, Poland, UK and Ireland were all in agreement that something insane had just happened but life goes on and we…

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Day 5 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2016

After Ireland’s wonderful victory last night against Italy, what better way to celebrate than making some home made beats in Music Technology with Conan which was another thoroughly enjoyable workshop. Students explored frequencies and filters which they’ll look at again later with Mark and Caoimhe in the maths workshops. Here are a sample of the sound tracks students created… Sailing followed…

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