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2 Apr
5th class have been reading ‘War Horse’ as their class novel and have been really enjoying it! Michael Morpurgo is an amazing author and the book is fantastic, but we’ve struggled with some of the vocabulary – particularly related to horses. One thing we love about Twitter and blogging is that it opens up the classroom to the world around us.
A couple of years ago, we went on a school tour to the Irish National Stud in Kildare. The tour guides were excellent and we really enjoyed the day. We highly recommend it as a family day out! You can visit their website at here.
We emailed the Irish National Stud and asked them if we could have a Twitter Question and Answer session to help us with all the new information about horses. They very kindly agreed and we had a fantastic session with Sinéad on Twitter this morning. Well done to Luke O’B who posted all of the Tweets this morning and kept us up to date with all of the responses. We learned lots from the session and we have a much better understanding of ‘War Horse’ as a result!
We storified our tweets from this morning to help you to read the questions and answers. Enjoy!

5 Responses to “War Horse Q and A with the Irish National Stud”

  1. Ms. Brennan
    5:13 pm on April 2nd, 2014

    5th Class, as I said earlier… wow! Exceptional work. What an amazing piece of research. You’re setting a high bar for other classes reading War Horse. I did it with 6th Class two years ago and the boys (and I!)loved it. Very proud of you all. Ms B.

  2. Luke O' Brien
    5:28 pm on April 2nd, 2014

    I really enjoyed tweeting our questions on twitter!

  3. Johnny Connors
    7:53 pm on April 2nd, 2014

    It was so fun making up the questions.

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