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Local Visits

The school is situated ideally to take full advantage of the Castlecomer Demesne and Discovery Park. This is a fantastic woodland park with a wonderful variety of nature species, including tadpoles, fish, birds and many different species of trees. Sometimes after a nature walk we play for a while in the “Timber Tumbles” playground situated beside the Discovery Park.

A visit to the Fire Station!

Date posted: 11th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, SPHE |

The children in 2nd and 3rd Class along with teachers Ms.O Brien, Mrs. Dooley, Ms. Cobbe and myself went to visit the local fire station on Thursday 3rd May to learn more about the work of a station and the firefighters who work there.  It was a fantastic trip, both for children and teachers and we learned so much.

Willie and Philip greeted us and the first thing to do was have a brief chat in the meeting room…

The children saw the area where the firefighters had to get changed into their gear.  Philip told us that they can get their fireproof gear on in less than 2 minutes…The children were allowed to lift the gear and it was pretty heavy!  They have to wear gloves, special trousers, a jacket, steel toe boots, a hoody that ensures their ears are protected and a helmet.  They then have to face a fire, which of course is very hot, wearing all this gear!

We also got a chance to see the equipment that is in a fire engine.  They had saws, brushes, hoses, generators, ladders, air tanks and so many other things!

The children got the opportunity to see how the firefighters saw through a car if they need to.  We had to stand back as they demonstrated this…

The most enjoyable part was sitting in the fire engine.  Here are some nice photos…..

Philip, Willie and the team do a wonderful job serving the local community. We had a great day!

 

Date posted: 11th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, SPHE |

Church Trail at St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer

Date posted: 12th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Religious Education |

On Monday, 12th March, the Junior Room visited St. Mary’s Church in Castlecomer to complete a church trail on work covered to date in Religion.

The children worked in pairs to observe and record the features within a church. Here are some photographs of the children participating in the Church Trail!

The children really liked the stained glass window depicting the story of the Lost Sheep. It reminded them of Ms. Power’s assembly last Friday when they got the opportunity to see and pet a newborn baby lamb named “Lucky!”

The children worked so well on the Church Trail so we took a well deserved trip to the Discovery Park’s Playground! Have a look at all the fun they had!

 

 

 

Date posted: 12th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Religious Education |

Autumn Nature Walk

Date posted: 10th October 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, Local Visits, Senior Classroom |

On Friday October 7th the senior room went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park. In geography we have been studying Irish trees and we tried to spot the ones we’ve been studying!

We were divided into groups and given worksheets and clipboards. We had to tick any trees we spotted and note anything interesting we saw.

We also looked at some of the unusual sculptures around the park!

4th Class

 

5th Class under a Yew tree we spotted

6th Class

We spotted lots of different trees and admired the autumn colours all around. Our work is on display in the school hall, if you’re in please have a look!

Date posted: 10th October 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, Local Visits, Senior Classroom |

The All-Ireland Winners visit Wandesforde NS!

Date posted: 8th September 2011 | Category Blog, Hurling, Local Visits, Sport | Tagged , , , , , |

A few members of the Kilkenny team dropped in for a very short visit today, Thursday 8th September, at 2.45 pm.  They had a very busy day, visiting local schools with the Liam McCarthy cup!  Martin Fogarty, a selector for the team introduced the local heroes to us all.  We also got their autograph for all the boys and girls.  Well done Kilkenny, we are very proud of you!!!!

Date posted: 8th September 2011 | Category Blog, Hurling, Local Visits, Sport | Tagged , , , , , |

Trip to Library

Date posted: 5th March 2011 | Category Blog, Local Visits, School Outings |

First, second and third class visited the local library in Castlecomer on Wednesday.  The children listened to author Benji Bennett reading a story called “Adam saves Christmas!”

KCLR radio was there, interviewing Benji Bennett and the librarians about ‘Library Month’ and Sue Nunn asked the children some questions too so some of us got to talk on the radio.

We had a lovely day and Miss Dennehy treated us all to an ice-cream on the way back to school because we were all so good!

Date posted: 5th March 2011 | Category Blog, Local Visits, School Outings |