Transition Year Trip to Butlers Chocolates

On Tuesday, 9th October, Transition Year Classes, St. Attracta’s and St. Fintan’s, went on a memorable school trip to Butler’s Chocolate Factory and an Art Exhibition in the Botanic Gardens. They were accompanied by Ms. Áine Curran and Ms. Nóirín O Sullivan.

The party left Our Lady’s at 9.00am and arrived at Butler’s Chocolate Factory not long afterwards. This was a most enjoyable experience. The girls donned white coats and caps and sampled some chocolate delights while viewing a documentary on the history of chocolate and Butler’s Factory. Next up was an excellent guided tour of the Chocolate Factory in operation, followed by a tour of Butler’s Museum. Finally, everyone got an opportunity to decorate chocolate elephants which they skillfully wrapped to take home. Before leaving the girls got an opportunity to purchase some of Butler’s products.

Next up was a healthy lunch (to counteract the chocolate and fudge consumed in Butler’s) before heading for the unique Art Exhibition ‘Sculpture in Context’ in The Botanic Gardens. Here the students saw the collected work of 128 artists and the culmination of hours of hard work. The magnificent display included works that address contemporary issues, creations that complement the natural surroundings and sculptures that challenged and engaged the students. Armed with their questionnaires, in glorious sunshine, the girls set off around the gardens locating the sculptures.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip for all. Our bus driver, Donal, complimented the students on their exemplary behaviour throughout.

On Tuesday, 9th October, Transition Year Classes, St. Attracta’s and St. Fintan’s, went on a memorable school trip to Butler’s Chocolate Factory and an Art Exhibition in the Botanic Gardens. They were accompanied by Ms. Áine Curran and Ms. Nóirín O Sullivan.

The party left Our Lady’s at 9.00am and arrived at Butler’s Chocolate Factory not long afterwards. This was a most enjoyable experience. The girls donned white coats and caps and sampled some chocolate delights while viewing a documentary on the history of chocolate and Butler’s Factory. Next up was an excellent guided tour of the Chocolate Factory in operation, followed by a tour of Butler’s Museum. Finally, everyone got an opportunity to decorate chocolate elephants which they skilfully wrapped to take home. Before leaving the girls got an opportunity to purchase some of Butler’s products.

Next up was a healthy lunch (to counteract the chocolate and fudge consumed in Butler’s) before heading for the unique Art Exhibition ‘Sculpture in Context’ in The Botanic Gardens. Here the students saw the collected work of 128 artists and the culmination of hours of hard work. The magnificent display included works that address contemporary issues, creations that complement the natural surroundings and sculptures that challenged and engaged the students. Armed with their questionnaires, in glorious sunshine, the girls set off around the gardens locating the sculptures.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip for all. Our bus driver, Donal, complimented the students on their exemplary behaviour throughout.

 

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