Last week, while our Form III and Form VI pupils sat down to begin their Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations respectively, pupils from the other forms participated in a series of trips across Ireland and Europe.
The most adventurous trip saw forty three Form I and II pupils, accompanied by five staff members, brave the airport queues and fly off to the south of France. While basking in glorious sunshine, they visited Montpelier, Nîmes, Aigues-Mortes, Arles, Pont du Gard and Avignon. It was an extremely successful trip and many thanks must go to Mr Clarke for his impeccable organisation. The Form I and II pupils who didn’t travel to France participated in a series of “local trips” which included Tayto Park and Dublin Zoo.
Closer to home, our Transition Year pupils returned to Achill Island in County Mayo for their traditional end-of-year outdoor adventure. Four days of surfing, orienteering, camping and other challenges topped off a brilliant year overall
The pupils of Form V also headed west; our Geography pupils travelled to the Burren in Co. Clare for field work and fun, while the remaining members of the form ventured to Belmullet in Co. Mayo for outdoor (and weather-enforced indoor) physical and team-building activities. There was even a sneaky (and windy) game of golf in one of Ireland’s best golf courses for some of the keen golfers in the group – Carne Golf Links.