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Day 3 - P7 School Trip

It was sad to say goodbye to Edinburgh/Glasgow on our last day of our P7 trip as we have had the best time ever.  However, our trip was not over when we left Hotel Cladhan that morning as we still had our tour of Ibrox and Glasgow Science Centre to visit.

Our first stop of the day was Ibrox.  On the tour the children got exclusive access to the home and away dressing rooms, climb the marble staircase and explore the illustrious Trophy Room.  They also got to experience the unique atmosphere in the Blue Room and old Managers Room plus got to run down the tunnel before taking a seat in the dugout.  

Following this it was a five minute bus journey over to Glasgow Science Centre. Here the children got to explore three floors of exciting and interactive exhibits.  Floor one and two demonstrated many scientific principles and floor three exhibited all about human health and well-being.   Near the end of our time at Glasgow Science Centre we had the opportunity to go to The Planetarium.  This is a spectacular state of the art fulldome digital projection system that showcases films displayed 360 degrees across a 15m hemispherical dome.  We all watched “We are Aliens” narrated by Rupert Grint which was truly an out of this world experience.

Before we reached Cairnryan it was one final stop at the park in Ayr for some playtime and then our final journey home on the boat to Belfast.

What a brilliant way to end our trip.  Lots of tired boys and girls (and teachers) home to rest up over the weekend before getting back to school on Monday morning.

Day 2 - P7 School Trip

Another brilliant day on our P7 school trip.

We started the day with a great breakfast and then began our journey into Edinburgh with our first stop being Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.  With five floors and over 100 interactive hands-on exhibits we had plenty to keep everyone entertained.  

Following this we made our way up to meet our tour guide outside Edinburgh Castle who educated us with some very interesting facts and stories about life in the Castle.  

Next on the itinerary was a visit to Deep Sea World.  We started this visit with a trip to the classroom to learn all about the classification of animals and how they adapt to the environment and we even got the chance to touch a real life snake and starfish. We went on to discover the depths of the ocean, the jungles of the Amazon and marvel at the fascinating sea creatures and marine life.  One highlight of the day was taking a walk through the fascinating Underwater Safari - the longest underwater tunnel in the Uk - and get up close to the sharks!

Back to the hotel it was to get our dinner and our final activity of the day was ten pin bowling in Falkirk.  We had some great bowlers and even the teachers had that competitive streak in them to win...especially Mr Hutchinson! In the end though it was Mrs Overend who was crowned the champion!!

What a great bunch of kids - They do us proud with their behaviour and attitude no matter where we take them.

All in bed as I write this and excited to visit Ibrox and The Science Centre tomorrow before our journey back home on the boat.

Day 1 - P7 School Trip 

We have enjoyed a fantastic first day on our P7 school trip.

The weather was not on our side from the start but we made the most of it by stopping of in Ayr at a park and then doing a little shopping (The money was burning a hole in their pockets if it wasn’t spent!)

We arrived safely at the hotel, got our rooms allocated and enjoyed a first class meal down in the restaurant area.   After dinner we held a quiz for the children and played some games.  

After the quiz and games everyone is now tucked up in bed ready for another fun and action packed day in Edinburgh.

Rugby Coaching for the Boys

What a fantastic opportunity for the Primary 5-7 boys who are receiving some coaching from Mark Hermin, Ballymena Rugby Officer at Ulster Rugby.

Some dirty rugby kits have went home the past few weeks!!

World Book Day ‘Design a Bookmark’ Competition Winners



Well Done to our two boys who represented the school in the Northern Ireland Primary Schools Cross Country Finals held in Belfast.  These two boys made it through two rounds of competition to reach this final. What a great achievement this was.


The BBC and Pudsey arrive at Clough

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  • Clough Primary School and Nursery Unit is situated in the village of Clough close to Ballymena, just off the A26 at Glarryford.  
  • We are proud of our high standards in school work, school uniform and attendance. Our school has the tradition of operating as a large family unit. 
  • We aim to create a calm and caring environment were each child will be encouraged to fulfil their full intellectual, physical and emotional potential. 
  • Our school has an establishes environment where pupils, parents/carers, teachers, support staff and governors work together to facilitate effective learning.
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