Sculpture in Context @ The Botanical Gardens 2016

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Our Lady of Lourdes, Goldenbridge

Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell

 

 

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This years tour of the sculptural exhibition at the  Botanical Gardens did not fail to impress the children

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“Urban Safari” by Brian Byrne and Eoin Byrne

The fox and her cubs opened up conversations with the children about the wild animals that roam our city at night.

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“Sleeping Rough, A resting Place” by Irene Plazewska

The senior infant class form Goldenbridge were very insightful when examining the sculpture above. we talked about homelessness on the streets of our city and how sometimes you would walk past someone who was sleeping on the streets and perhaps not notice that they were there, as they may be camoflaged  with cardboard and hidden from view, just like the grassy mound in this sculpture hides the resting people.

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The children loved the vegetable garden and were lucky to spot the family of turtles who are permanent residents of the pond area.

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Examining, discussing,  playing , resting and exploring was all part of our day out.

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It was the perfect and we all returned to school feeling very inspired

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