We had a wonderful day on our school tour! Super weather, super venues and super children. They were a joy to accompany!
We left school shortly after 9.10am and arrived at the Burren Nature Sanctuary at 10am. We were met by our guide, Caroline who let us play in the indoor play area for half an hour before we ate a snack. The indoor area has a slide, soft play area and climbing frames. We had the entire indoor space to ourselves! Next, we headed off to the barn to hold the Guinea Pigs, feed the goat and outdoors we fed Dyson the pig and the lambs. Following that we went for a walk through the Fairy Wood where we saw the homes of the Fitness Fairy, the Tooth Fairy and many more. Caroline told us all about the mischievous fairies who cause lots of trouble and we made wishes at the Wishing Well. We visited the Gypsy Fairy's wagon and the Tree House before returning indoors for a snack. We finished our trip to the Burren Nature Sanctuary by playing outdoors in the sandpit, on the swings, slides and climbing frames.
Our next stop was Dunguaire Castle. Martin, our bus driver with Costello's Bus Hire kindly accompanied us across the road to the beautiful fort of King Guaire. We toured the castle and it's spiral staircase, watched Alan make jewellery from powdered glass and played tag on the green inside the castle walls. Emily and Grofu led the group in a fine rendition of Galway Bay by Francis Fahy. The tourists loved this and were a great audience! It was a really lovely day! We were tired but happy by the time we returned to school for the 3pm pick up. Suzanne and Helen told Terri that our 20 Senior Infants are certainly ready for 1st Class! They are a truly wonderful, happy bunch.
To see all the pictures from the tour, please go to classes tab and select your child’s class grouping.