Enthusiasm was in plentiful supply on the two buses driving to Carlingford Adventure Centre last Wednesday the 6th of April. When we arrived we dropped our bags and a quick roll call was taken. The year was divided into small groups and we met our extremely engaging instructors. To warm up our excited yet cold bodies we played a fierce game of Knights, Maidens and Cavaliers. After this we broke off into smaller groups that had been previously arranged and many smiled as they were reunited with their friends outside their own class groups. Led by our passionate instructors we underwent the days first activities in fine style. We began the day with team building exercises and it must be said, one could not accomplish these tedious tasks alone. All the girls worked together tirelessly despite the truly eye watering, howling easterly winds. During these difficult, yet fun, tasks we enjoyably learned how to communicate and how to problem solve as a team.
After our exhilarating morning, eagerness ran through our bodies for what awaited us in the early afternoon. Although we were anticipating what lay ahead, we were all feeling ravenously hungry. Due to this, our next stop was the adventure centres canteen. To our surprise, a delicious but healthy meal was awaiting our arrival. After lunch we returned to the 'Skypark' and participated in an hour of intense training to prepare ourselves for the towering heights of the adventure centre's sky park course. After an amazing few hours of completing obstacles in the air, we were all very tired and ready to return home. On the bus journey home many sat exhausted, reflecting on the
wonderful school trip they will remember for years to come.
On behalf of all the second years, we would like to thank Ms Crinion for organising such an amazing trip and Mr Hobson, Mr Bain and Ms Kerr for accompanying us!
– Isabelle Aboud & Tess Loftus 2T