by Ms. O Connell | Mar 28, 2022 | Walterstown NS Blog
David and Paul from Cobh Fire Brigade visited Walterstown NS last Thursday. They gave a very informative fire safety presentation in the halla, before allowing each class the opportunity to explore their fire truck.
The children really enjoyed sitting in the fire truck and learning about all the different equipment and fire safety clothing fire-fighters use.
A big thanks to David and Paul for taking the time to visit our school and providing us with the skills and knowledge to remain safe in any fire emergency!
by Ms. O Connell | Oct 7, 2021 | Walterstown NS Blog
There was great excitement in the school on Tuesday when we had our first visitor since the beginning of the pandemic!
We were delighted to welcome Calvin Jones to Walterstown National School. Calvin, Founder and Managing Editor of Ireland’s Wildlife, is a Natural History Heritage Specialist on the wonderful “Heritage in Schools Scheme”.
Calvin brought some lucky classes outside to the field to take part in a “School Wildlife Safari”. Each class got an insight into local wildlife and got an opportunity to explore the school surroundings on the search for plants, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals. Calvin’s safari gave our students the freedom to indulge their innate curiosity and reconnect with nature on their own terms.
Everyone had great fun exploring and learned a lot about the wildlife of Ireland, particularly the wildlife in our own local area.
A huge thanks to Calvin for taking the time to visit Walterstown and sharing his passion for the natural world with us!
Be sure to take a look below at some of the pictures from our wildlife safari!