Dublin trip for Roscrea students

LAST Month the transition year group from Coláiste Phobal Roscré went to Dublin to the Irish Aid centre and the National Museum Collins Barracks.

LAST Month the transition year group from Coláiste Phobal Roscré went to Dublin to the Irish Aid centre and the National Museum Collins Barracks.

In the Irish Aid centre the students took part in a workshop where they watched a documentary about a young girl called Memory from Haiti and learned about how she goes about her day. Memory was approximately 17 years old and still attending primary school.

The students heard that she was not able to go to school because she had to take care of her younger brothers and sister, however she was determined to go to secondary school with the aim of becoming a nurse or a driver when she is older.

In the video the students saw how positive the people are about life and how they really appreciated what they have. Students also learned about what different foods they ate. The Irish Aid centre also has an exhibition of photos taken from Haiti and a story to accompany each photo.

In the National Museum the students looked at all the Historical artefacts. The Asgard in particular was an interesting exhibition. After spending time in Dublin they headed for Newbridge Shopping centre. It was a good day enjoyed by everybody. The students extended their thanks to Mr Flynn, the transition year coordinator, Fr Lorcan, Ms Egan and Ms Corcoran for coming with them on the day and they also thanked Anthony, their driver who got staff and students there and back safely.