Friday, 22 April 2016
Monday, 18 April 2016
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Thursday, 14 April 2016
Mr P Fitzpatrick
Once there, we worked hard for five days to finish two houses for families in the village of Mathebe. Though the work was hard it was extremely rewarding and we learned so much from talking to the villagers and playing with the children. Our visit to the headquarters of the national partners of Team Hope to hand out gift-filled shoeboxes was also incredibly eye-opening and for many was one of the highlights of the trip. Our experience in Lesotho was amazing and will not be forgotten by anyone on the team. Once we had finished work on the houses we returned to South Africa where we enjoyed a trip to a safari and to the water-park in Sun City. The trip had a hugely positive impact on everyone involved and I would strongly advise anyone interested in going on the trip next year not to hesitate in applying.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
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Anna Lyons (2R)
On the second day we visited ‘The Story of Berlin’ museum and we were lucky enough to see a nuclear fallout shelter. We also went to the ‘Stasi Museum’ learning all about the secret police based in Germany during the 1940s. At the Science Centre, we participated in lots of different science based activities and experiments. We dined at Route 66, an Americanised diner in central Berlin.
The following day, we visited Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, a labour camp in use during the time of Nazism. Afterwards, we made our way to the ‘Tropical Island Water park’, a huge indoor water park containing a large selection of swimming pools, water slides and other fun activities like hot air ballooning and mini golf.
On the last day of our trip, we went to the Olympic Stadium in Berlin where Hertha Berlin and the German national team play. Also, the Olympics were held there in 1936, when Adolf Hitler famously refused to shake hands with American athlete Jesse Owens. Afterwards we were brought to Alexanderplatz where we were given the afternoon to spend shopping. We made our way back to the airport for our late night flight home. It was a wonderful school trip.
Miriam Kelly (4B) and Melina O’Meara (4B)
Ms M Burrowes
Tuesday March 15 2016 was Proclamation Day. This was the day when every school in the country was invited to remember the events of 1916, to raise the Irish flag and to read The Proclamation. At The High School, we gathered together in the gym, and listened as different pupils read various sections of the Proclamation. We were treated to a beautiful rendition of Mise Eireann followed by Amhran na bhFiann. At noon, Mr G Draper raised the Tricolour while pupils sang the national anthem. It was a very moving and memorable occasion.