Our School Tour was to Killarney.
Tara was our leader for the day.
First we went catching bugs. We got bugs in a pooter and we went up stairs to the labs and we looked at them through microscopes. They were ugly. I enjoyed sucking up the mini beasts into the pooter. A pooter is a small container with two tubes, one green and the other was white. You suck the green and point the white at a bug. We collected a lot of bugs.
Then we looked at woodland creatures. First we saw lots of stuffed animals like stoats and pine martins. Then we went out to see what was in the traps. I liked holding the bank vole and the wood mouse. The wood mouse likes berries.
Finally we went to the river and caught flies with a sieve. I enjoyed looking for a mayfly and a stone fly in the river, it was a bit cold but exciting.
We had a great day.
By 1st & 2nd Class