Erasmus Field Trip – Report by Anthony Kent

The morning started off by finishing preparing the stands for the school open night later that evening. Then all the students visited Monasterboice Round Tower and the High Crosses. We learned about “Búite” a Monk from the 5th century and how he set up the Monastic Settlement. The trip was enjoyed by all.
Next we went to Oldbridge House, the site of the Battle of the Boyne. We had lunch and after lunch we did the tour of Oldbridge house. We learned that in the year 1690 the largest land fought battle in Ireland’s history took place in Oldbridge and the surrounding area. There was a laser show, showing the events of the battle and to finish the experience off we took the OldBridge tree-trail. It was a great experience enjoyed by everyone.
That evening it was back to the school for the school open night. All the projects had been set up earlier that day with only some minor adjustments needed before people started to arrive at 6 o clock. There was a huge crowd present and lots of people asked us about the project, the posters and the demonstrations we had on show on the night.

Written by Anthony Kent
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