SCAVENGER HUNT: Local teacher Sarah Cahill has come up with an alternative to school tours this year by creating a scavenger hunt around Killarney. Photo: Michelle Crean


By Michelle Crean


One local teacher is so impassioned that pupils won’t get to experience the joy of this year’s school tour that she decided to come up with her own local one!

Sarah Cahill who teaches Fourth and Fifth Class in Loreto NS came up with a local scavenger hunt that is based around the children’s locality – Killarney town.

Unexpectedly teaching online due this COVID this year was certainly different and oftentimes challenging and Sarah thought that getting the children out and about with family around town would be a real learning experience.

“Children love a school tour, the freedom, the adventure, the excitement,” Sarah explained to the Killarney Advertiser this week.

“This year they will not get to enjoy the school tour experience with their classmates but they may be able to enjoy it with their family. I have created a scavenger hunt that is based around the children’s locality, suitable for all ages and is easy for all to access. You can completed it on foot or you can drive to different areas to tick off each element.”

Sarah said that some of her pupils this week enjoyed the experience and shared it with classmates in the Seesaw App which they use for online learning.

“The children in my class are very excited to be completing these alternative school tour activities this week.
“It’s a great way to see Killarney town from a different perspective to see things you would not normally notice. I would love for all the children in Killarney to have the opportunity to feel some sense of normality to take part in a school tour!”