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5th Class School Tour to Fota and Titanic Experience

On Tuesday 13th June, 5th Class students went on their long-awaited school tour to Fota and Cobh. We had a glorious, warm day; perfect school-tour weather!

For many of the students, it was a new experience travelling on the train! We arrived at Kent station in good time to catch the 10 o’clock train to Fota Wildlife Park, where we had two hours to spend seeing all the wonderful birds, animals and reptiles.

See slideshow below for some of the animals we enjoyed seeing, including the famous escapee Pelican!

After Fota Wildlife Park, we boarded the train again for Cobh. The Titanic Experience went down a hit. We had a guided tour of the exhibition, and learnt all about some of the passengers who boarded the Titanic from Cobh. Each student got a ticket at the start, which gave the name of a real passenger from Cobh who sailed on the Titanic. We learnt all about what it was like to be on board the ship, and visited recreated cabins from the Titanic. We then heard about how the Titanic sank, and discovered at the end whether or not the passenger on our ticket survived the tragedy. It was a fascinating learning experience!

Of course, it was too hot NOT to have ice-cream once we came out of the exhibition!

Tired, but happy, we headed home from sunny Cobh on the train, before getting back on the bus in Cork. 5th Class students were fantastic today, and we all had a brilliant day out together in the sun, seeing and learning lots!

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