Thursday, April 21, 2016

Halverstown NS day out on The Curragh

The weather was on our side as we set off across the Curragh on a 4km hike to promote exercise during Healthy Living Week, writes Marion Sherlock, Principal of St Joseph’s NS in Halverstown.

Scoil Bhríde, Athgarvan kindly allowed us to use their carpark. Over 100 people (pupils, parents, and staff) set off up to the ringbarrow behind the school, where we learnt some local history from our guide Gerry O’Donoghue. The children were quick to take advantage of a game of hide and seek in the furze bushes at the start of our pit-stop.

From there we proceeded to Flagstaff Hill for a picnic. What better way to finish your lunch than joining in a game of catch through the WW1 army trenches followed by a roll down the hill.

We were delighted to receive a welcome bottle of water each on our return to the carpark. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who turned out to walk with us on such a glorious day.

All photos courtesy St Joseph’s NS.