On Wednesday, May 9th we visited Clara Bog Visitor's Centre. Our guide was called Alison and she taught us a lot about the raised bog in Clara.We watched a film about the bog and then we had a quiz on what we had learned.We went into the museum where we saw lots of interesting plants and animals. We even got to see froglets. Alison brought us in to her office and she showed us the webcam where we could watch a mother blue tit incubating her eggs. We got on the bus and went to Clara bog. We saw bog cotton, bog rosemary,sphagnum moss and bog myrtle. We heard the sky lark singing. Alison caught a newt for us to look at. We walked along the boardwalk and were very careful not to step on the bog because it takes 7 years for the bog to recover from a footprint. We had a lovely day.
Ms. Gaffey organised a spring Art activity for us. We invited parents to come in and help. We painted glass jars and pasted spring flowers on them. They look really well and we are proud of our work. Thank you Ms. Gaffey. Shauna's Granny Kay came in to help. Thank you Kay.
We recycled everyday household items to make our lovely Christmas decorations. It's amazing what you can create with a little bit of imagination! Well done everyone!
TY students from Tullamore College came to our school during Science Week. They did some
S.T.E.M. challenges with us. S.T.E.M. stands for Science Technology, Engineering and Maths. We had so much fun doing these challenges. We learned a lot too!