4th class trip to the zoo

On Friday, it was our school tour. We took the bus and went to Dublin Zoo. We had to put on sun cream because it was very sunny! We got a tour around the zoo. We went to the African Plains.

First we saw monkeys, we learned that spider monkeys had special tails. Then we saw the waldrapp ibis. It had an ugly face but a beautiful body. The waldrapp ibis is very endangered.

Then we saw red panda’s , a male and a female. Two of them had babies but they weren’t there because they were sent to another zoo.

Then we saw penguins. They were special penguins. These penguins live in warm places. There were loads more animals. There were elephants, rhinos, gorillas, snakes, tigers, lions, sea lions, flamingos, hippopotamus’, snow leopards, tortoises, okapis, iguanas, wolves and loads more. The youngest animal in the zoo was the giraffe. We went to see more animals.

Then we played in the new playground, Play Forest. We had so much fun. Then we went back to school.

By Ciara Baui, Room 9.


Room 7 – Imagine Dublin 2030 art competition

Room 7 visited the ‘Imagine Dublin 2030’ Art competition exhibition in the Rathmines Library on Friday.  We saw some of our art competition entries on display there.

Dissolving Boundaries Face-to-Face in Newry

On the 15th of May Room 7 and Room 16 went to Co. Down. The reason we went is because we were doing Dissolving Boundaries. Dissolving Boundaries is a website to chat, learn and to make friends with children from Northern Ireland.

We travelled by bus and went through Co. Meath and Co. Louth.  Then we crossed the border and finally got to Co. Down.  There we went to a place called Newry Fun House (it’s a lot like SPROI). We went inside and took off our shoes and ran to have some fun. We played for an hour and then ate some food.

After we went back to play. There was musical status, penalty shoot out and dodge ball.  Abigail and Claudia won the musical statues.

After all the fun we had to say goodbye to our friends from Northern Ireland and we hopped on the bus and were off.  We had a really, really fun time and we hope we do it again.

By Abigail