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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!

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 Posted by at 8:04 pm
Oct 052015
 

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!

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 Posted by at 10:37 pm
Sep 202014
 

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.

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 Posted by at 10:40 pm
Jun 262014
 

Visit to Dunsany Castle June 2014

When all the pupils were sleeping in on the first morning of the holidays, 6th class were busy having a very enjoyable and informative morning at Dunsany Castle. On foot of an invitation from Lord Dunsany and his mother Lady Dunsany, we took ourselves up to the majestic Dunsany Castle for a hands-on, exciting walk-through history on 27 June 2014.

Our guide was long-serving member of staff at the Castle, the very knowledgeable Michael Smyth. Michael gave us the full tour and made the Castle’s history come alive for us.

Our sincere thanks to Michael, Lord Dunsany and Lady Dunsany for affording us this unique opportunity.

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 Posted by at 12:03 am