Maryfield College

Fifth Year Outing to Blessington

The Fifth Year students recently went on a one-day bonding trip to Avon Rí Adventure Centre, by the beautiful Blessington Lake in County Wicklow. The day trip gave the students who joined Fifth Year straight after the Junior Cert an opportunity to get to know the former TY students in a fun, relaxed setting.

As a Fifth Year student, I of course went on this bonding trip. When we arrived, we were split into smaller groups and each group was assigned one of the friendly Avon Rí instructors, who would bring us around to all of the activities for the day. My group started off with canoeing and games in the lake, which was very cold, but we still had a lot of fun. Once we were dry and wrapped up in warm clothes again, we moved onto the other activities: a low ropes course, teambuilding activities, ziplining, rock climbing, archery and orienteering. By the time we were piling back onto the buses in the evening, everyone was exhausted but happy. A great day was had by all and it was a great chance to get to know the year group, as well as having a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Fifth Year!

Contributed by Maria Lee 5th Year