Win a class Trip to the GAA Museum

This week we have a very exciting prize thanks to Croke Park.

The prize would is for one class group (max of 50 including the teachers) to visit the GAA Musuem at Croke Park. The visit would be 2 hours and would also include time in the GAA Museum and in the interactive games zone.

To win this class trip to the GAA Museum head over to our facebook page to check out how to enter

eircom Junior Spiders Facebook Page 

For more information on class trips be sure to check out Croke Parks Official Website, Facebook & Twitter pages!!!

 

Congratulations to this week's competition winner!

Congratulations to Megan O’Brien (@megan21442642) who was the lucky winner of our Twitter competition this week and has won a class trip to The National Wax Museum Plus

@JuniorSpiders asked:

Name 2 things  in the Wax Museum that have  nothing to do with the Wax  Models? 

Well done to Megan who correctly answered:

The Science and Discovery Zone and The Recording Studio 

Big Thank You to The National Wax Museum Plus for providing us with this week’s great prize and don’t forget to keep an eye on our Twitter for more competitions and updates!

Thanks for all of your competition entries this week. We hope you’re all hard at work on your projects and are enjoying the last few days of the break!

And don’t forget- 19 days left to enter!

An Unforgettable Experience!

We were lucky enough to sit down and talk with Ciara Brennan from St. Peters Primary School in Bray. Ciara and her students took home the coveted 2014 Mega Spiders Grand Prix trophy for their School Blog – St.Peters Primary Bray Blog 

‘Winning the Mega Spiders Grand Prix award last year was a huge honour and privilege for our school. We were so proud to have been nominated in two categories (for our website and blog) and we were so thrilled to be invited to the awards ceremony with the students. The nominations gave us a huge boost, and we were just so delighted to be considered for such a prestigious award! We had heard the awards day was a great day out… and we were not disappointed! It was an absolute highlight of my teaching career to date, and the students had one of the most memorable and exciting days in a school uniform. 

The awards were held in Google HQ in Dublin, and that alone was excitement enough! We couldn’t wait to arrive. When we got there, we were immediately interviewed by national news outlets and the excitement grew as we were treated to some really cool exhibitions and treats! The ceremony itself was so exciting, it felt like the Oscars for primary schools. We couldn’t believe it when our name was called out not once, but twice. Our iPad went into meltdown as everyone back at school heard the news. Our blog is a whole-school one, and so everyone shared in the victory! Our principal was out on maternity leave and we couldn’t wait to ring her with the news – we were all shouting and screaming with excitement down the phone! That day we were featured on the national TV and radio news.

Since our win, our use of the internet and social media has only grown further. We are confident, ambitious web users and we got so many opportunities since the Junior Spiders victory. It genuinely meant so much to all of the students who attended on the day of the awards and also to the students at home who felt equally part of the process and the victory! We won a Microsoft Surface tablet that is now an integral part of our IT infrastructure. 

The children regularly cite the eircom Junior Spiders victory as a highlight of their primary school experience, and the whole process brought such positive and encouraging coverage about our school. eircom and Business & Finance had a superb handle of what it means to sponsor such an event, and all representatives had a really personable approach to the children and chatted to them casually – something our students really enjoyed as it made the day all about them, and not the adults (teachers!) who are normally centre-stage on days like this.

We are so proud to be former winners and fully endorse every aspect of the competition. We can’t recommend entering enough, and look forward to taking part again this year!’

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Don’t forget to enter your project for this years awards here 

Entries close on Wednesday March 11th 

Win a class trip to The National Wax Museum!

This weeks Competition is here!

We have a chance for you to win a class trip to The National Wax Museum Plus.

To win all you have to do is tweet @Juniorspiders the answer to this question –

Name 2 things  in the Wax Museum that have  nothing to do with the Wax  Models? 

The closing date for this weeks competition is Friday the 20th of February.

Also don’t forget just three weeks left to get your entries in for this years eircom Junior Spider Awards!!

Enter here

Happy Midterm Everyone!!

We would like to wish all of you a very happy midterm break- Loads of time to get working on those projects!

We’d also like to thank everyone for their submissions so far. All of the entries we have received have been outstanding and we look forward to receiving more of your projects in the next few weeks.

If anybody is yet to start a project, don’t be discouraged. This week is the perfect time to start!

Enjoy the break!

Finished your project? Enter here. Closing Date for entries is March 11th.

 

Congratulations to this week's competition winner!

A big congratulations to Kate Murray (@kateingalway) who was the lucky winner of this week’s Twitter competition! We hope you and your class enjoy your trip to the Little Museum of Dublin, Kate!

Thanks a million to The Little Museum of Dublin for providing us with this fantastic prize. Keep an eye out on our Twitter Page to see what we’ll be giving away next week!

Don’t forget – 4 weeks to enter! Enter Here

Kate Murray

Photo Call Day in Bray!

We had the pleasure of meeting with the 2014 Mega Spider Grand Prix winners – St. Peters Primary School Bray who won the award for their school blog  St. Peter’s Primary Bray Blog

We met with lots of students who love all things tech as well as with their teachers and their principle.

Speaking about last years awards Ms. Brennan From St. Peters Primary School said

‘Caoilynn, James, Tommy and James represented the school at the awards with Ms Brennan and had an absolute ball! We’re so proud of them! James met an ACTUAL spider…. There were lots of cool stands and displays and there was an amazing magician at the show too.’  

We had a great time visiting their school on Tuesday  and we cant wait to share all of the official photos with you but for now here is  a sneak peak of their bright and happy school, their 6th class mural ( spot the two spider trophies!! ) and the eircom Junior Spiders bloggers!!

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They were our Mega Spider Grand Prix winners in 2014 but who will be the 2015 winners?? Enter here and it could be you! Closing date is March 11th.