This year our school tour brought us to Co. Wicklow and to the very scenic area on Blessington lake. We had our school tour in Avon Rí adventure centre, and by all accounts it was a great adventure. Once we arrived we were put straight to work and formed into various groups. We began our various activities before having our lunch break. We did lots of enjoyable tasks like rope climbing, orienteering, archery, and team building exercises. After lunch some of us were lucky enough to try out the zip wire before we made our way to the changing rooms to get ready for our water activities. Wet suits at the go, we headed for the lake where we swam, kayaked and rowed our way around the lake. We had a truly wonderful day and the quiet bus on the way home was a sure sign of the energy that was used!
The children of sixth class have worked extremely hard at being kind citizens - being kind to others and kind to their environment. This was all sparked by the 100,000 acts of Kindness for the visit of pope Francis to Ireland in August. We have made booklets, posters and created dramas in preparation for this visit. We have been logging our acts of kindness on the amoris website.
We were specially chosen to feature in a short promotion clip which looked at all our hard work. We were interviewed, received special certificates to highlight our hard work. We also had the opportunity to pose for a video underneath a drone. Keep tuned to view our video debut when it is edited!
The children of sixth class have been very green-fingered this year. Under the excellent supervision of Gerry, our caretaker, we have been dutifully taking care of a number of geranium plants. These plants were sown into small pots when we first started in September from clippings. We now have them sown into large pots and they can be viewed in the front of our school both as window boxes and decorative plants around the school grounds.
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