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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.

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 |

Carol Singing in Castlecomer Estate Yard

Date posted: 27th December 2010 | Category Blog, Christmas, Local Visits, Special Occasions | Tagged |

We all went carol singing in the Demense on 10th December. We sang many carols including ‘Away in a Manger’, Jingle Bells, Little Donkey, We wish you a Merry Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.  We sang them all twice.

Lots of mums, dads, grans, grandads and toddlers came to hear us sing.

The owners of Jarrow Cafe gave us squash and the adults tea and coffee. We all really enjoyed it.

Date posted: 27th December 2010 | Category Blog, Christmas, Local Visits, Special Occasions | Tagged |