On the 17th of June we celebrated the Feast of St. Emilie de Vialar. Throughout the day we were able to celebrate St. Emilie’s inspiring life and legacy, learning more about why our school was named after her and why she is a such a role model for all. St. Emilie was a kind, caring and compassionate person, who dedicated her life to the needs of others. Something that we can all inspire to achieve throughout our daily lives.
Whilst discussing St. Emilie’s life, we also learnt about religious medallions. A religious medal is usually metallic, cast either in a round or oval shape, depicting the image of our Lord, the Blessed Mother, or another saint. This image should motivate us to fulfil our religious duties and put our faith into action. We all designed a religious medal for St. Emilie, as a celebration of her faith filled life and devotion for others. We can now use our St. Emilie medallion as a personal reminder to use our own actions to be kind and caring towards all, just like St. Emilie.
For our science activity this week, Mrs Cogger set us all the challenge to see how we could change different materials. We enjoyed changing materials in many different ways such as, tearing, folding, stretching and snapping. After we had made these changes, we began to ask ourselves the question, were these changes irreversible? Some materials were able to be returned to their original state, but others couldn’t! We also discovered that some materials are a lot easier to change than others. For example, we could easily tear cotton wool, but struggled to make changes to our rocks!
Here are some photos from our changing materials experiment: