On Monday 17th December Junior and Senior Infants were kitted out in all of their Christmas gear to head off on their annual Christmas excursion. This year saw the boys and girls meet ‘Ellie the Elf’ on their tour. ‘Ellie the Elf’ talked to the children about the magic of Christmas and told them that the Christmas train was powered not by diesel but by ‘Christmas spirit’. Anytime the train appeared to slow down the children would have to create as much ‘Christmas spirit’ as they could to keep those wheels turning! This was an easy task for the boys and girls in Ms. Taylor and Ms. Quirke’s class, with them blasting out Christmas songs and cheers along their journey. The tour included a stop at ‘Shake Dog’ for a tasty hot chocolate and cookies and was completed by a visit to the Junior Library section, where Ms. Walsh treated the boys and girls to the story of ‘Mrs. Pepperpot’s Christmas’. Many thanks to the parents who accompanied us on the day. The children were full of Christmas spirit and excitement and it added to our build up to the holidays.