On Friday, May 13th, learning took place outdoors as the whole school spent the day at “The Farm, Grenagh”.
This wonderful trip was planned and organised by our fantastic Parents Association. The children were delighted with each and every activity which ranged from ziplining to heritage talks, “Animal Roadshow” to tractor runs and more.
The day would not have been as enjoyable if it were not for the staff, grounds and location of “The Farm”. The staff were extremely helpful and did an amazing job in facilitating our “Fun Day”.
In Third Class our day began with a stroll to the Zip Line and Play Course. Here the children enjoyed playing on the climbing frame, go karting and ziplining.
Heritage Talk with Frankie
Our next stop was the machinery yard where Frankie told us about farming practices, machinery used in the past and the evolution of tractors.
Next up it was time to visit the “Animal Roadshow” tent. Here the children got to see and learn about snakes, rabbits, owls, iguanas and more!
Heritage Talk with Niamh
We took to a meadow for our next activity. We met Niamh who told us all about the interesting places she has worked and her study of creatures. Before we started our own fieldwork investigations we paused for a few moments to listen to the sounds of nature. The children took great delight in finding bugs and carefully examining their habitat. The children really enjoyed this lesson as it links to our Green School Biodiversity theme.
After a quick bite to eat we were back to it, travelling in style to our next location.
We vacated the trailer at the site of a ringfort where our study of archaeology began. It was fascinating to hear about life in the past and connect this learning to real artefacts. Of course we couldn’t leave without holding and trying on a few bits!
Although not included in our timetable we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a quick picture in front of a distinctive yellow Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee!
Playground and Fun Zone
A stint in the play zone and on the playground brought us up to our second break. Smiles all round!
Free play and Animal walk
After lunch we took the opportunity to play on the grass and greet some animals in the fields and pens nearby.
Fairy Garden, Traditional Cottage and Farm Walk
We concluded our day by spending time in the Fairy Garden, exploring a cottage and taking a walk around the farm.