On Thursay October 22nd the junior room went to Trim Library to see author Gillian Perdue. Gillian is the author of Conor’s Cowboy Suit and many other children’s books An Buachaill Bó, Conor’s Canvas and many more titles. The Children got to line dance and wear cowboy hats, it was a very enjoyable experience for the children and the teachers too!
We’ve kept up our tradition of the ‘Big Day Out’ in September. Last year we stayed close to home at Dalgan Park but this year we went ‘exotic’! Ben’s dad made it possible for all of us to go along to the spectacular Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. Thank you Paddy!
We had a great day in the gorgeous autumn sunshine. We saw and learned about lots of exotic and unusual plants… coffee, banana, the gigantic redwood tree, bamboo, sugar-cane, etc… And we had fun in the cactus house! Mrs Bockett was looking tired and worn out and was invited to sit down by the boys of Rang a 6… on the Mother-in-Law’s seat! (See below!)
We loved all the very unusual sculptures that were on exhibition too! We love our Big Days Out!
Special Autumn Day Out
In September this year (2014) we had a really Special Day Out @ Dalgan Park, Navan. The whole school went on a whole-day outing! Our guide was Ger Clarke, who gave us excellent talks as we walked through the woods learning all sorts of interesting things about nature.
Can you remember?…..
Can you name the wasp that lays its eggs on the reverse of an oak leaf?
The wood of which tree is used to make hurleys?
What is the black spot on the sycamore leaf a sign of? How did the dandelion get its name? (dande de leon)
Thank you Mr Donnelly for organising this great day out.