5th class trip to Derg Isle Adventure Centre

On May 31st we went to Derg Isle Adventure centre. When we get there we got changed. Firstly we went to the obstacle course area. We had to go through tyres, over wooden poles, climb over nets, and jump over and under barriers. After the obstacle course, we did team games, where we had to work in teams of about 8 to solve puzzles and complete tasks. We then put on lifejackets and went kayaking. When we were kayaking the man on the speedboat started to make waves which meant it was more difficult for us and more fun for us. We were able to get out of the kayaks and float on the water. In between the obstacle course and the kayaking we had our lunch. Some people also chose to do stand-up paddling. We had a really good day!

By Ava O Halloran and Alex Fennell

Forest School

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Over the past 5 weeks, both 4th classes visited the Forest School in Lees Road. It was run by Veronica and Grainne. They gave us nature names such Swallow, Jackdaw, Hare, Kestrel etc. We did lots of crafts like good luck charms, and coins, which we put our nature names on and we also made clackers. We played loads of games like Hide and Seek, Capture the Flag and Tip the Tree. On the last day, we got porridge oats and spread around in three different places where we had fun thanking the animals. Every day before we went into the woods, Veronica and Grainne had to ask a beech tree if they had permission to enter the woods. Every day when we were leaving we sang a song. There was also a “Talking Stick”. Every day we’d sit in a circle and pass the talking stick around and say our name and nature name. We have all the facts about our Nature name on a laminated sheet.

By Isabelle Mangan and Ella Johnston

Gardaí visit the school

Garda Tony Carmody, Garda Mary Kelly and Garda Robert Reidy paid a visit to junior and senior infant classes. They arrived in two garda cars. They showed us the squad car and we all got a chance to get in. We got a chance to turn on the sirens which were very loud. We also got a chance to put on the flashing lights. Some of us got to sit in the jail part of the car. They showed us the pepper spray which they use if somebody is getting out of control. They spray it on their eyes and last for 20 minutes. They showed us the baton and the handcuffs. They put the handcuffs on some of us and one of the girls got to handcuff Mr Curran! They passed around the garda hat and we got to put it on. We really enjoyed the visit

By Katelyn Davern, Elsie Mc Inerney and Aoibhín O’ Brien