25 Jun

On Thursday last Fifth and Sixth Class had a very exciting day at Delphi Adventure Resort in Leenane Connemara.

We had an early start to ensure an action packed day. Arriving in Delphi we were struck by the beautiful scenery and landscape around us. We talked about the effect the Ice age had on this landscape and this brought what we had learned in class to life!
At the outset we agreed in school on these activities

1. Kayaking

2. Climbing and Abseiling

3. Orienteering / Cooperative games / Team Tasks

Our morning saw us as one group Kayaking and this was most enjoyable. As the pictures illustrate we were very comfortable in the water and received many compliments from our instructors for the ease with which we learned and took their directions on board. They were delighted that we made such progress in a short time.

After a short lunch break the groups were divided for the remaining activities swapping after ninety minutes. Climbing and abseiling tested each of the students particularly those who had difficulties with heights, however it was amazing to see how each of these students overcame these fears making it to the top and down again.

The orienteering section of our day brought us deep into the forests of Delphi. Map reading skills were tested as the children engaged in games such as “sniper” and team building exercises, while navigating their way through the woods in search of targets.

This led us to the outstanding beauty of the Owenagloch river valley, under the shadow of Mweelrea and the Sheefry Hills.

Again, the children were praised for their enthusiasm and co-operation with each other in all exercises. A most enjoyable was had by all!