We can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon in school, than by taking a trip to the local library.
On Thursday, the fifth of October, Mr Butler, Ms Stamp and Ms Byrne’s fifth classes left Scoil Mhuire at five past eleven in the morning, headed for the local library. On the way, we spotted some builders working on the new courthouse which is currently under construction. One of the builders was very friendly and gave us a wave.
At eleven thirty five, we arrived at the library where we were greeted by the library manager. We were directed up to the back of the library where the author, Alan Nolan was waiting for us. He was in great form and seemed delighted to see us.
After a quick introduction to Alan, he told us lots of funny stories from his childhood. The funniest story involved his sister hitting him with her Snoopy bag full of money. He read some of his books for us. He also showed us a model of a brain and at the end he asked us to draw an animal that we would like to swap brains with. Just before we headed back to school, he signed our pictures for us.
The walk back was lovely. The sun was splitting the trees. We decided to take a different route because there were a lot of road works on the route we took down. It was fun walking and chatting with our friends.
At ten past one, or thereabouts we arrived back at the school. We were greeted by Mr McDermott. We spent a few minutes eating our lunch and then we went outside to play.
We had a great afternoon. Alan Nolan, is an author for ten to twelve year olds. If you are in that age group, we would suggest if you haven’t already read some of his work that you go ahead and have a read. He’s really worth a look!
Recount by Ms Byrne's 5th Class C
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