Mountrath Community School pupils crossed the border before Christmas for a highly enjoyable and educational trip to Belfast.
In total 20 5th and 6th year students hit the road early on Monday morning December 2 for the four and half hour trip north.
On arrival they visited Government buildings in Stormont.
Afterwards the group went on a four hour guided tour of the city taking in the peace wall, memorial garden, Shankhill, Falls Road, Crumlin Road Gaol and the Titanic quarter.
Darryl Crabb said that the experience of visiting these historic landmarks in Belfast was captivating.
Ms R Dunne said that all the students gained a great appreciation of the history of Belfast, from the Titanic to the Troubles and finally peace.