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  1. The environment and community within which our school is located is given primary consideration when planning outings

    • Nature walks; seaside, hill etc

    • Tour of significant sites on the island and places of interest e.g

    • The  Deserted village, Gráinne Uaile’s Castle, The Fire Station etc


Pupils are usually taken on a school tour every year.

Naíonáin – R 2 :   Eg. Outing to Christmas Pantomine

R 3 – R 6:             Eg. Tours within the County or further afield.


 3   Research and plans for tours are made well in advance,  consideration given to suitability, cost, distance and integration with aspects of the curriculum. 


     Since funding from DEIS has become available to our school the pupils have been given many opportunities for outings, which are meaningful and worthwhile. 

     For some outings, parents have to pay the cost – plenty of advance notice is given and they may pay by instalment prior to the outings if they wish, should this not be possible, funding is provided by DEIS.

     Every effort is made to accommodate all pupils.


  1. Outings to theatre, workshops, museum, recycling facilities,  etc are an important part of our school programme also.


  1. Parents/guardians are sometimes used to assist in transporting pupils to events.  Teachers also provide transport on occasion. When transporting pupils from events eg. to and from sporting events, teachers will always travel with two or more children.


  1. Very often, our school tour/ outing is locally based.


 Children go on historical tour of the island or neighbouring islands with a guide. This makes them aware of the rich culture they have inherited. The day usually finishes with an activity, such as canoeing, hill walking, surfing or orienteering or a combination of these.




  1. To broaden pupils range of educational experiences.

  2. To give them the opportunity to engage in activities they might not otherwise experience.

  3. To stimulate and motivate pupils.

  4. To provide ‘fun’ activities.

  5. To consolidate and link in with the curriculum studies.

  6. To encourage interest in historical and cultural aspects of our environment, in particular their local area.


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