Sixth Class Field Trip to Dáil Eireann, April 2017
Thank you to Simon Harris for welcoming the students to the Dáil. It was an interesting, educational and enjoyable trip. The students were very well behaved. Thanks to the teachers for organising this visit.
As you can see sixth class also met Joan Burton.
Sixth Class Field Trip to Glendalough, October 2015
The sixth class teachers Mr. Dodd and Mrs. Caffrey brought their classes on the annual field trip to Glendalough. They were lucky in the weather and judging by this slideshow had an amazing experience. Wicklow never looked lovelier. This hike doesn’t look like just ‘a walk in the park’. Discovering the local environment gives children an appreciation of their own county and a ‘sense of place’. It is also a shared experience and so is bonding for the group as a team.
Senior Infants enjoyed their trip to the beach
Sixth Class Field Trip to Glendalough, October 2014
Glendalough was a monastic site in the Wicklow Mountains. These mountains are approximately 400 million years old. The main mountains nearby are Camaderry, Derrybawn, Mullacor and Lugduff. A glacier carved out the landscape there. Glaciers leave many rocks behind and we was many boulders. There was a lot of granite and quartz left in the valley.
There used be a mining village there. The miners found lead, copper and zinc mainly. There are still many ores left in the mountains. We found many rocks around the valley and on the mountain.
We saw lots of evidence of Biodiversity. We were lucky enough to see deer, goats and sheep. Sika deer were brought to the area by Lord Powerscourt. They are not native. They are from Japan. The Sika and Red deer have interbred. There are fallow deer there too.
There was a waterfall and you would generally see goats at the other side. We saw a lot of burrows, where foxes, badgers, stoats and rats could live. There was a boardwalk. This was made to protect the areas from human erosion.