Educational Field Trips

Posted on : November 3, 2016

The first term of school is always a good time for educational trips as the weather is usually reasonably good – essential for outdoor field trips.  The days are bright and long, making full day outings less exhausting for teachers, students and bus drivers. This September and October there were school trips organised across many subject areas for both senior and junior students. Junior business students went out to Strandhill to study a local business and talk to its owner about running a small enterprise. History students from 1st year visited local heritage sites including Parkes Castle and Carrowmore Cemetery. Senior history students also went on their annual field trip along with senior art students. Both groups went to Dublin where history students went on a walking tour of 1916 Dublin, and art students visited The Casino in Marino – a beautiful Georgian building – and the National Museum. Leaving Cert geography students went out to the river Diffreen to do their field work project which will form 20% of their Leaving Cert exam. Senior Biology Students visited  Rosses Point to explore the ecology of the area. English students from 5th year  went on an evening trip to Castlebar where they saw a live streaming of Shakespaere’s King Lear, the play they are studying for the Leaving Cert. Later in the term both they and the 6th year english students will have an opportunity to see John B Keane’s play Big Maggie which they are also studying for their exams. Many thanks to the teachers who dedicated time and effort to organising school trips.

To see photos from the various trips this term, click HERE





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