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5th & 6th Classes SESE Talk and Walk

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Last week Mr. Ó Donnagáin's 5th Class visited Wexford Library for a talk on Irish Wildlife while a few days later Mr. Murphy's 6th Class enjoyed a local history 'Walking Tour' from the men from the South End Family Resource Centre.

Both events definitely proved that classes such as these are greatly more enjoyable than sitting in the Faythe.

Thanks to Mr. Gregg for his photos and to BK, CW and DB for their accounts!!


On the 30th of May, 6th class (and their teachers)were invited on a history walk with two older gentlemen named George and Noel, both whom lived in the locality when things weren’t quite the same as they are today. The whole adventure started off with a quick introduction but due to a very shy 6th class (don’t worry they opened up later)it was over even quicker than expected, and the trip was off!

First off all George and Noel directed 6th class down to the “Star” and the area around it, where they began to enthrall us all with stories of the various different factories that used to cram the “Star” full before the area’s sad decline.

After that they were off to the (as the locals call it) “Line” and as always George and Noel had plenty a story to tell the now extremely interested 6th class girls and boys ,one of which was about how they used to steal apples from an orchard just over the wall to the side of the “Line”. Or maybe you prefer the story of how “Brown’s Bank” was destroyed to make way for a sewage line, not before people made plenty of great memories there! Just goes to show “progress” isn’t always better….. Sixth class extremely enjoyed the great day made possible by George and Noel. (B.K. R-14)


The Visit to the Library

On Tuesday the 29th of May my class went to the library.  In the library we learned lots about different animals.   A man from the Irish Wildlife Trust called Ciarán taught us all about different animals.  We learned about a Lizard in Wexford called the Viviparous Lizard that is here in Wexford.  A Lizard is a reptile.  To warm up it sunbathes.  If it is in danger its tail can fall off.  The tail still wiggles and the predator gets distracted and then the lizard can run off.  We also learned about bats.  There are bats that swoop over water to catch insects.  Bats live in caves, under bridges and in attacks. (CW-R.15)

History Walk

On the 30th of May Room 15, fifth class, went on a history walk around Maudlintown.  Our tour guides were George and Gary.  First of all we went to Batt Street.  George and Gary told us all about Pierces metal, Clover Meat Factory and Smiths Renault which were all out on the sea front, in front of Batt Street.  After that we strolled down to the family resource centre and we all looked at the amazing art work of Wexford Town.  Eventually we went to the sea front and then to the old graveyard.  Some of the graves there were 300 years old.  There also used to be an old hospital there. (DB - R.15)




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