Barcelonaaaaa β˜€οΈΒ 

This year for the school’s sun holiday tour, a group of over 60 students, accompanied by 8 teachers headed to Barcelona πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ 


The trip began Friday the 7th, bright and early we met up at the school, handed our passports over to whatever teacher’s group we were in, got on the bus and headed to the airport. Thankfully everyone got through security with no hassle, I always dread the security part, but never had any bother with it. We all grabbed a bite to eat, then boarded our plane around 10 that morning. 


When we landed the heat was lovely, because it wasn’t too warm but still nice enough at the same time, we got on yet another bus and headed straight from the airport to the Nou Camp football stadium, home of Barcelona FC. We got to walk around the stadium and it’s muesuem which I absolutely loved. After the tour around the stadium, we went ice skating in Nou Camp’s enjoining ice rink. Not to brag or anything but I only fell once and I’m quite proud of that. The ice was very slippy, again very proud I only fell the once. 


After ice skating, we got on our bus and went straight to the hotel in Salou, about an hour and a half away from the ice rink, and checked in. This is where it got really exciting, getting our rooms and unpacking for the days ahead..  we got changed and went to explore the hotel. We met so many Irish people on our travels because there were 12 other schools staying in the hotel.


That Friday night we went to the disco with our crew & all our new friends. Then Saturday morning back again with the early starts, breakfast and another bus trip. Saturday’s adventure was to Barcelona city. We visited famous buildings, did a walk around the city and got a boat trip. Barcelona has such a beautiful city and to experience all this with your friends is even better. The Saturday night when we got back to our hotels, we got dinner and headed for a walk in Salou.. 


Now to tell you about my favourite day, the Sunday. Sunday was Portaventura day, the most anticipated part of the trip. Everyone was so looking forward for the rollercoasters as was I. I have not one bit of fear in me when it comes to getting on one, but the screaming that comes afterwards is a whole different story. We bought express passes in the park and this was definitely the smarter option as the queues for the regular lines were serious long.. you would’ve ended up being sickened. 


Sunday night when we got back to our hotels, we got dinner and changed to head into Salou to the House of Ilusion Magic Show. I honestly wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. The magicians were brilliant and so talented, they put on a show that wasn’t for a second boring. 

We left Salou at 4 o clock on Monday morning, and as much as I didn’t wanna leave because I was having the time of my life.. I missed my mammy. 2 weeks later, all I wanna do is go back! It was such a brilliant holiday and getting to experience it all with my bestfriends and my new friends that I met while I was there was just amazing πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ’› ! 
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Laurentic , Laurentic , Laurentic πŸ›₯βš“οΈ

Our main focus in Transition Year this year, was The Laurentic Ship. The reason we got so invested in The Laurentic this year was due to the simple reason that it’s 100 years since the ship sank off coast of Fanad Head & we thought well why not become a part of the commenmoration along with family members of the people on the ship that night and people that have been interested in the story since it’s been told throughout the years..

We created pictures, maps, information sheets, poems and posters to do with the Laurentic and on Friday get to show off our work to the family members.

After that we will travel to the Guildhall in Derry for lunch and that night the media team ( after all their weeks of training ) will interview the family members at The Laurentic Restaurant also known as “The Ship” !

It has been wonderful being involved in such an outstanding piece of history and I’m very glad we got this opportunity thanks to our TY co-ordinator Ms Bradley with the help of fellow teachers.

Student Council Training Day πŸŽˆ

Today, two Third Year students and I travelled to Letterkenny with Mr McArt to attend a training day as part of the student council. 

The day was really infortmative and the activists were good fun. The ladies running it ran a Healthy Schools training day a few weeks back which I also attended. This was good for me as I was already familiar with the activities that took place. 

I loved bonding with other schools, and getting to hear the issues the student council in their schools get involved in and what we can do to make people more aware of these issues in our own school.