Metal making was so much fun. We had to pour the metal into the mould to make three characters from the tin-soldier story. The tin soldier with one leg, the ballerina and the heart from the melted soldier.
To make the characters you had to
Step 1: Use the sponge to dust the mould so the metal doesn't stick.
Step 2: Tap the mould of the table to get excess off.
Step 3: Put the wooden plates on the outside of the mould with the rough side out.
Step 4: Place the clamps on it.
Step 5: Melt the metal in the ladle.
Step 6: Test it is hot enough using the stirrer. You will know it is hot enough when smoke is coming off the stirrer.
Step 7: Pour the metal into the mould.
Step 8: Tap the mould gently of the table to remove any air bubbles.
Step 9: Remove the clamps and the wooden plates after about 5 minutes and open up the mould. WARNING: it still might be hot.
Step 10: Remove the spare metal with some pliers.
WARNING: Be careful, they are sharp!
I won this on Saturday. I am in the Seán Maguire Céilí Band. We came first in the Cavan fleadh and third in the Ulster fleadh 2017. There was a concert on Saturday and our Céilí Band had to play at it and when it was over we got awarded with a trophy,congratulating everyone in the band.
I won this trophy on Saturday. I did a triathlon and came third in my age group. I did a 120m swim, 6km bike and a 1.2km run. The medal I won was a finishers medal and the trophy was for 1st ,2nd and 3rd in each age group. there was 14 in my wave [wave 3]. The race was in Tallaght , Dublin. I really liked the race.