Ms. Murphy and Mr. Stokes’ Fifth Classes had a wonderful action packed day on their school tour outing this year. It was non-stop rock all the way!! Bouncing, Bowling, Climbing, Rock and Rolling, Eating, Laughing, Cheering! What more could you ask for!! The tour most definitely got the thumbs up! The smiling contented faces said it all! It’s so good to be a child again!
4th class enjoyed a guided tour of UCC and graduated with distinctions for good behaviour!
We then proceeded to Fitzgerald Park where we picnicked in the rose garden. In the Mardyke Arena the children were involved in various activities of which the climbing wall was the highlight.
Once again the sixth class students ventured across the Irish Sea to Manchester. 58 pupils and 8 teachers took in the sites of Dublin, Manchester and Liverpool over the course of four days. On Wednesday we headed to Croke Park in Dublin where we were guided through the stadium, taking in the GAA museum and the dressing rooms. We also got to take in the view from the highest point in the Hogan Stand! After our stop in Croke Park we set sail for Manchester. On Thursday we had fascinating trip to Knowsley Safari Park where a bus tour of the park brought us amidst lions, elephants, baboons, giraffes and many other exotic creatures. We also met two super intelligent sea lions, Biffo and Arthur, who entertained us with their tricks. After lunch we headed to the Aerial Extreme high ropes activity course in Knowsley. Here the children got the opportunity to show their skill and calmness while completing challenging activities on the ropes course. Our day was completed with a trip to the magnificent Trafford Shopping Centre.
Early rise on Friday for Alton Towers, where the pupils enjoyed the fast, the high and the turbulent rides of Air, Nemesis and Rita. The beautiful weather ensured the children really enjoyed their day.
Congratulations to our pupils who were impeccably behaved and received the plaudits of all who encountered them. Well done also to the travelling teachers who enjoyed a well deserved rest on their return to Ballincollig on Saturday night.
In the last few weeks, Ms. Lehane’s First Class have been sampling different foods. Firstly, we enjoyed a breakfast-morning together. A mixture of coco-pops and rice-crispies proved to be the winner of the day! Also, we continued to experience ‘Around the World Wenesday’. This involved pupils getting a chance to present information and food from countries, that are linked to their family. Yesterday, we focused on Ireland. ‘Traditional’ Irish fair, such as, cheese and onion crisps, soda bread, raspberries and sparkling water were sampled. When we spoke about Australia, poor ole vegemite didn’t prove to be quite as popular! Enjoy the many ‘bar-bees’ over the Summer everyone!