23 May 2022

Laois TY students enjoy canal kayaking trip

Laois TY students enjoy canal kayaking trip

Mountrath Community School Transition Year students enjoyed a day out kayaking in Vicarstown on Thursday, May 5.  

The group of excited and adventurous Transition Year students embarked on an afternoon of team building, relaxation, de-stressing, and learning a new skill with the team at Midland Escape, who took tham kayaking in Vicarstown.


TY coordinator, Ms Mary Gannon said that it was.a unique opportunity for the class to learn team building on the canal and a new skill in kayaking. 

Teacher Michael Boyhan said that the students had to look out for each other, in order to assist and enable everyone to finish the task when necessary.

Student Siun Donnelly described it as great fun and said everyone learned how to kayak really quickly. 

Student Alex Power said that it was so much fun, falling into the water, and starting again.  He said students had to work as a team in order to make sure everyone finished.

Ms Gannon added that the day was so worthwhile and that the stunning backdrop of the canal at Vicarstown made the day complete. She described it as real nutrition for the soul. It was tremendous for the well being and building up physical strength, she added.

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