Jun
27
Filed Under (4th Class, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 27-06-2017
Jun
27
Filed Under (Junior Infants, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 27-06-2017
Jun
23
Filed Under (2nd Class, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 23-06-2017
Jun
23
Filed Under (4th Class, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 23-06-2017
Jun
23
Filed Under (School Tours, Senior Infants) by Niamh OSullivan on 23-06-2017
Jun
27
Filed Under (3rd Class, School Tours, Uncategorized) by Niamh OSullivan on 27-06-2016
Jun
20
Filed Under (1st Class, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 20-06-2016
Jun
20
Filed Under (Junior Infants, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 20-06-2016
Jun
16
Filed Under (School Tours, Senior Infants) by Niamh OSullivan on 16-06-2016
Jun
10
Filed Under (4th Class, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 10-06-2016
Jun
10
Filed Under (2nd Class, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 10-06-2016

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Jun
12
Filed Under (4th Class, School Tours, Uncategorized) by Niamh OSullivan on 12-06-2015

On our school tour we went to Ardmore Adventure Centre. When we arrived the leaders told us their names which were Josh, Killian, Ronan and Patrick.They were really excited because it was a nice day. First we went exploring rock pools with Josh. We found crabs, cool rocks and mussels .When we came back to the centre we did team building with Killian. We played lots of fun games. My favourite game was snatch the bottle. Next we went rock climbing with Ronan. He was the most epic. I got to the top lots of times even when I was blindfolded. We also had races on the climbing wall. Lastly we did archery with Patrick. He was really good at it. I was on the winning team, the Quacklans.  I loved our school tour.

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Oct
13
Filed Under (4th Class, Maths, School Tours) by Ms. Dreelan on 13-10-2014

On Monday we went to w.i.t to do some maths. The man showed us how to do some tricks with cards and some paper. People came up to do some tricks with cards and Roisin came up and had to solve a card trick. He told us a story about a sad camel.

On the way back Oskar and Tadhg were singing banana bus on the bus.

– by Stephen, Oskar & Alexis

 

Last Monday we went to W.I.T for maths week. There was a man that came from England and he was telling us about the sad camel story. He showed us a lot of card tricks. He was telling us about degrees on a compass and we had to turn north south west east and guess how many degrees we were moving. From north to east is 90 degrees and we had so much fun.

– by Sean, Emma & Jessica

 

On Monday the 13/10/14 we went to w.i.t on the bus. At 9:30 we left. We finally got there.

We went inside. We can smell the food.

Four other schools were there.   A man came and taught us fun maths. He showed us card tricks and paper tricks.

We had a great time. We went back on the bus and went back to school.

– by David & Kahla

Apr
09

Our trip to Tramore R acecourse

ByElla Power

On Tuesday the 8th of April, we went on a tour of Tramore racecourse. We saw jockeys, horses and all the equipment needed to ride a horse in a race. First we went to the jockeys changing room to talk to John, the jockey. He showed us helmets, boots, saddles and all the equipment needed in between to ride horses. After that we went to the stand and talked to Sue. Sue works in the racecourse and she told us a bit about how she tests the ground in the course to see if it’s in good condition for the races. We also found out about Riley, a small, black pony that Tramore racecourse took in after finding him in bad condition, tied to a rope in a field.

After that, we went to Flurry the white horse. We found out the names of her body parts and we got to stroke her.

Next, we went to Mary Lou, who had some equipment for preparing and grooming horses. There was one or more pieces of equipment laid out on tables and whatever table you sat on, you had to try find out what it is used for with your team and to make it better, we got food and drinks!!

Last but certainly not least, we went to the mechanical horse and if you answered a question right, you got a go on it. I didn’t get to go on it myself but watching my classmates trying was entertainment enough! (Especially MegJ)

To put the cherry on top of the cake, while we were leaving, we got ‘Races themed’ goody bags. It was a great day and I’m happy to find out all about Tramore Racecourse!

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Other accounts of the day:

Our trip to Tramore Racecourse by Chlóe Brophy (Ms.McCarthy’s class)

Tramore Racecourse by Nadia Abdulal (Ms.McCarthy’s class)

 

 

Dec
06
Filed Under (6th Class, School Tours) by Mr. Ó Cathasaigh on 06-12-2013

Well done to Mairéad on a great write-up – here it is…

Our first event when we got into Waterford was the Georgian Christmas, i.e the Bishop’s Palace. We met Mr. Whatwye, the Georgian butler, on our way in. He introduced us and welcomed us to the Bishop’s Palace. He turned off the music that was playing just by clicking his fingers! He told us about the sedan chair, which was used to carry the Bishop around back in the day. It open at the top and sides, so that the Bishop wasn’t seen to bow his head at nothing! Mrs. Rickards, the Housekeeper, came in to tell us about “the hanging“. James Darcy was the brother and brother-in-law to a couple working in the Palace. Darcy killed his own brother and sister-in-law with arsenic. All because of money… We then proceeded upstairs with strict warnings from Mrs. Rickards not to touch her banister! Upstairs we saw different paintings, one of which was a painting of King William of Orange, who looked suspiciously like Rowan Atkinson… We then went into a room with three gilt-wood mirrors worth three hundred thousand euros! There were lots of different priceless articles like cut drop Waterford crystal, a lock of Napoleon Bonaparte’s hair, two sets of silver spoons and a priceless two hundred year old clock! I was impressed by the paintings and musical instruments in the Music Room – there were so many of them! We then concluded our tour, ate our little lunch, and were ready for the next part of our tour.

We then moved on to the Epic Tour. I have to say at first I wasn’t terribly excited at doing this, but I was pleasantly surprised. L. was appointed bell-ringer, but he didn’t do such a great job, so A. had to step in. Derek was our tour guide, and was CRAZY! We went in the door of Reginald’s Tower to see where they used to keep prisoners. We then went to Greyfriars where L. became Frances of Assisi, whilst Ch., i.e. Aoife, married Sh., i.e. Strongbow. They were told to hold hands, but it was too embarrassing! In Greyfriars we also talked about kings. K. was King Edward, while C. was King Henry. We had to boo at King Henry, because he never came to Waterford, and we had to cheer at King Edward, because he came to Waterford. We then went into the Medieval Museum where we met Maureen, who we had to say hello to. B. got to sit on the Mayor’s chair, which is carved from the wood from a, now demolished, bridge – lucky duck! We then went back to our starting point, outside the Bishop’s Palace. We then learned about William Mackey who was a chemist who helped solve the murder of the couple in the Bishop’s Palace using science. He was one of the first people in the world to do that. M. was Mackey, and cheered at him, while A. was Darcy and we booed at him! That was the end of that tour, though we still had one more after we ate big lunch!

All the girls came slightly later than anyone else at the Yule Viking Christmas, as we were in the loos. We got a private tour of it! Yay! We talked a bit about the Vikings coming to Ireland, and Waterford, (known as Vadre Fjord in Viking language), as we imagined what the banks of the Suir would have looked like at the time. We also learned about Viking food, as we saw fruit, nuts, a pig’s head and some Siucra sugar surprisingly – a real antique! The Vikings used all parts of the animals they killed as things certainly were not in abundance where they were from. We saw a wood turning gizmo, which created things as good as a modern machine would do. It was all just made out of wood, sticks and string. We then saw a Viking blacksmith, complete with an anvil and a bellow. The next bit was my favourite bit – weapons! We held blunt swords which would have been used by chieftains, a wooden dagger for boys over ten, a blunt axe, a helmet and some chain-mail. The chain-mail was really heavy, and I can’t imagine wearing that all over me! We finished the tour by writing in the comment book. I wrote in it with the help of Catherine, Eimear and Luwanda, we wrote, “Great tour, loved the pig’s head. xx“.

Couldn’t fault it or any other part of the tour.

Mairéad Butler, Mr. Ó Cathasaigh’s 6th