School Tours 2018-19
ABOVE is a slide show of the annual 6th Class Trip to Glendalough.
You can read about the trip HERE
School Tours 2017-18
Infants Junior and Senior Infants visited Glenroe Farm. They were so excited getting on the bus. They felt very big and very important.
1st to 4th Classes 1st Class went to Airfield. They really enjoyed their day on a farm in a rural setting.
2nd Class had a great time at “Squirrel Scramble”. They arrived home tired but happy.
3rd Class loved their tour to Tayto Park and even got to take home a packet of Tayto crisps each.
4th Class tour to the National Aquatic Centre was a huge success. The day’s highlight was definitely the water slides.
Our 5th classes hadn’t far to go. A short trip up the road brought them to UCD to their “Let’s Go UCD” Tour. They had a great day and gave the tour a ten out of ten.
The 6th Class tour is always something special as it is the boys and girls last tour in Primary School. The trip to Baltinglass Adventure Centre is something the children have been looking forward to for ages.
Senior Infants went to Airfield House, June 2017
Senior Infants went to Airfield Farm. They had a wonderful time.
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.