Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) on Tour!

Over the next few weeks, the children will be touring various wonderful out-of-school venues as part of their education. The school tour is one of the highlights of the year. The children really enjoy  a day out with their classmates. Going on a coach or a train as a class group is something children remember for a long time. Even better if the sun actually shines on the big day!

This year, one of the places the Senior Classes will be visiting is Glasnevin Cemetery. There, the children will hear stories about and be given a guided tour of the final resting-places of many of the people they have been learning about in their studies of 1916 – Grace Gifford, Constance Markiewicz, Elizabeth O’Farrell to name but a few. The Glasnevin Trust guides are excellent and the tour is very interesting.

Some of the classes will also go to the GPO where they will visit the excellent permanent exhibition which  opened up there recently. 

Other places the children will visit as part of their tour days are the Botanic Gardens, Ashtown Castle and the Phoenix Park.

Sixth Class will also be going to Northern Ireland where they will visit The Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Co. Tyrone and the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast. Two really superb places to visit.

Second Class will be visiting Collins Barracks where they will visit the 1916 Exhibition and some of the other exhibits in the Museum. Like the GPO and Glasnevin Cemetery, this is a terrific venue for a family visit at any time. National Museum visits in Ireland are free and of course the weather doesn’t matter as it’s indoors!  These children will also be going to Lullymore in June. Another great day out. 

Children love animals and all to do with the natural world. With this in mind, First Class will visit Newgrange Farm which is not too far away and is always enjoyed by the children. 

Senior Infants plan on visiting the Zoo. From ducks to elephants and everything in between, the Zoo is always a great day out – let’s hope they get good weather for the day!

Junior Infants will be visiting Draíocht where they will be getting a backstage tour. Who knows? This might be the first step towards a career on the stage for some of our little performers!  They will also visit Blanchardstown Library. From there, they will go to Millennium Park for lunch and playtime. An actress from Draíocht will visit them in their classroom, on a different day, to add even more to their experience. 

All in all, Scoil Bhríde’s ‘Tour Season 2016’ sounds very exciting for all the children. Be sure to check out the weather forecast before the tour and dress the children accordingly: suncream and a hat for sunny weather and a rain coat in case of showers. Above all make sure your daughter has sturdy, comfortable shoes for her day out. 

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