Aoife and Chloe went on an exciting trip with Ms Nagle and Ms Kidney to the beautiful Westin Hotel in town. We took the Dublin Bus and arrived right outside the hotel. There was a doorman at the hotel, wearing a big top hat and a fancy suit and he said to us: 'G'day Mam' and let us in.
Inside there was a shiny marble floor and a pretty vase of flowers. As we made our way to the cloakroom there was a man who took our coats and pointed us to a big door where the 'Repak Recycling Awards' were being held. A lady at the door told us they were not ready yet but that we could go to the Tea Room upstairs. We couldn't find the room but when we did we didn't have tea because we're only nine.
We finally got in to the Awards Ceremony. A man was standing in front of a projector and gave a speech.
Then we had our starter – a piece of salmon, weird orange berries and homemade brown bread. Yum! Except for the salmon – too fancy!
Anyway after that the man made another speech. Then we got to the best thing - the main course! This included two pieces of gorgeous steak and potato and no offence Mom, this was the best!
Then the Minister came up and made a VERY LONG speech. Then it came to the whole reason we were there – the awards! Our category was up first; we did not win but were ranked in the top three finalists in the country.
After the other winners were called out it was time for dessert – yay! It was apple crumble with a blob of vanilla ice cream on top – it was gone in seconds!
Then we got our photo taken and were presented with a certificate.
Then we realised we were late for our bus and had missed it! We had to stand in the freezing cold rain at the bus stop – we're glad our certificate was in a frame!
Soon we were back at school and our parents came to pick us up. The next day our certificate was hung up with our other school awards.
By Aoife & Chloe, 4th Class