The first week of June Year 7 students of the British International School Ukraine spent in Ireland, where they went on an educational visit. Such residential trips are organised for Year 7 students every year.
The first two days children spent touring the capital city of Dublin. They started of in the interactive Viking museum where the students interviewed real Vikings, walked through Viking villages, stepped aboard a tall ship, tried on helmets and clothes and learnt countless facts. They later had a walking tour, lunch in Temple bar and finished with the Viking splash tour and some shopping.
The next day students traveled the width of Ireland to the wild west coast of Galway where they began their three day activity camp. They had to work together to climb walls, complete obstacles, abseil and balance on ledges. They swam on kayaks and climbed rocks, helping and encouraging each other to persevere to reach the top. During every activity students showed determination and teamwork, they were overcoming fears and developing new life skills.
Children from Ukraine also met with students from the local Irish schools and were making new friends very quickly.
Students were sad when it was time to go home and happy to have had the adventure of a lifetime.