On Friday 26th May, Ruth Van Rys from Ecoschools Northern Ireland visited us to deliver a workshop entitled "Leave No Trace". This workshop focussed on reducing litter and waste, and ensuring that we leave no trace behind us when we explore our outdoor environment, which reinforces all the work we are doing in the school to achieve our Green Schools flag for litter and waste.
After a presentation and quiz, we went on a field trip. On this trip, we visited the original site of the Killycluggin stone (ring fort) behind the school, where we learned about the history of the stone and its excavation. We then participated in a number of activites including a scavenger hunt, tree and plant identification, tree and leaf rubbings, colour palette matching and pencil drawings. We also visited the replica stone at Killycluggin crossroads, and got an impromptu history lesson about the stone from Tony and Martina Bannon! We found out that Tony's grandfather, Willie, owned the land where the Killycluggin stone was discovered.
See Gallery for all the photographs.