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Lower School gain new experiences on annual Dublin tour

Lower School gain new experiences on annual Dublin tour

Lower School pupils at Rydal Penrhos headed across the Irish Sea for a special tour on the Emerald Isle recently.

The Year 7 and 8 contingent travelled to Dublin, Ireland on Friday, February 1 for an action-packed weekend full of different activities and competitive fixtures.

After taking the Stena Line ferry from Holyhead, the group were immediately taken to Royal School Armagh for a pair of Hockey and Netball fixtures, which saw plenty of talent on show in all areas.

They then returned to the hotel just in time for the Wales versus France Six National clash, and the following day saw the group treated to a double-decker bus tour of the Irish capital.

The pupils also got the chance to gain new experiences and skills at Experience Gaelic Games, where they spent the afternoon trying their hands at Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and hurling.

The tour concluded with an outstanding meal at TGI Fridays, with a host of different pupils rewarded for their enthusiasm and drive with special awards to recognise their overall influence throughout the trip.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Our sports tours are a great way to build team spirit within a particular year group, and it also allows each pupil the chance to expand their horizons in an unfamiliar surrounding under the guidance and support of our fantastic staff here at Rydal Penrhos.

“This latest tour to Dublin proved to be no exceptional, and I would like to commend each Lower School pupil on their exemplary behaviour throughout.

“They were a real credit to everyone at the school and they threw themselves into every activity with their customary enthusiasm and will to succeed.”

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