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Westport Trip 2009

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Into the West - Westport School Tour


On Friday June 5th, a party of 34 boys from 2nd - 6th class headed to Mayo for a weekend of adventure sports. They were accompanied by 13 of their parents and Mr Dodd.

Luckily for them the dreadful weather experienced on the east coast remained there, as the sun shone throughout the weekend. Reflecting on the weekend, one boy said that it was his ‘best fun time ...ever!’

An exhausted, merry band of adventurers arrived safely back in Bray on Sunday evening, now skilled in quad biking, archery, rock climbing, canoeing, raft building, surfing, fencing, ‘aeroball’ trampoline....and pool!

Most impressive was the spirit and cohesion of the group with the older boys supporting and caring for the younger ones. It was a weekend they will remember, even if few enough of them managed to catch much sleep. Despite the mountain of clothes needing to be washed, I’m sure they would all like to experience it again. Next year perhaps!

Thanks to all the Dads for helping out, to Tom Groarke and Vanessa for organising the trip and to Horizon Adventure Centre.


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