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Our Trip to The Pine Forest

On Thursday, an excited bunch of Junior Infants set off on the bus to The Pine Forest Art Centre, Glencullen. There was plenty to see en route as we left the city for the hilly countryside.

We were met on arrival by the enthusiastic staff, Niall and Pixie, who firstly took us on a mountain walk. We navigated steep slopes, avoiding nettles along the way, until we came to the magical fairy hawthorn tree. We made a wish here before trekking back uphill for a well-deserved snack.

Our first activity was with Pixie where we made cone characters. We let our imaginations run wild adding all sorts of embellishments to create quirky characters.

We then moved onto the next chalet with Niall where we made a pond drawing similar to the pond on-site. We then visited the pond which was full of tadpoles and pond-life.

Then it was time for a picnic lunch which we enjoyed in the sunshine with our friends. Our final activity of the day was making foam fridge magnets with Niall. We added feathers and wings and made them in happy bright colours.

After a busy day of activity it was time to return to school on the bus. We enjoyed the fantastic views of Dublin city as we descended the mountain and enjoyed spotting places we knew. It was a great day out and everyone had a fantastic time. We even had someone fall asleep on the bus on the way home! It was an unforgettable day.