Sixth Class Newgrange Trip

                     Newgrange

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On the 12th and 13th of November both sixth class went to this year’s educational tour to Newgrange megalithic tomb.

At about half nine we left on a bus heading for Boyne Valley. The journey took about twenty minutes. The weather wasn’t great but it did not rain.

When we arrived, we went to the visitor’s centre where we watched a short movie on the history of Newgrange. It was really interesting. After that, we walked around the museum where we saw some really cool replicas of what people wear.

One thing that really stood out was a hut in which people lived in at the time. From there we left the visitor’s centre and crossed three bridges. We got to the bus stop and we were allowed to eat our little lunch. Once we were done we left on the bus to the tomb.

When we reached our destination we were split into two groups. Group one went in to the passage first while group two stayed outside and looked around the outside of the tomb. We weren’t allowed to take photos inside the passage.

When they turned the light off, it was completely dark. We were able to see what it looks like on the Winter Solstice using a torch. As soon as both groups came out, we headed to the bus to take us back to school.

             

                                                            By Szymon, Robert and Luke