The new Transition Years at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré took some neglected donkeys to their hearts during their first bonding trip away last month.
The TYs took the bus down to Cork to visit Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre in Mallow for the main event of their three day trip.
There they were divided into three groups, to take on different challenges designed to teach them to work together and bond for the year ahead.
Activities including kayaking, low ropes, Jacob’s ladder and a zipline.
The students stayed in a hostel over their three day trip, and on day two, it was time to visit to the donkey sanctuary in Liscarroll.
There they heard stories about the neglected and abused donkeys, and then decided to “adopt” three of them.
After further fun at Ballyhass Lakes, the group returned to the hostel for a céilí and a sing song.
On their way home they stopped off in Limerick at the Hunt Museum where they learned about the history of John Hunt and his family.
All the Transition Years students said they had an amazing trip to Ballyhass and feel it has brought them closer together as a group.