Sports

Hiking: children take part in a full day hike (5 hours) in Achill, this of course is adjusted to fit the groups age and ability.

Climbing: children are introduced to this sport in the protected area of the indoor climbing wall first, more challenging abseiling is also available.

Cycling: introductory trips are organised on the island suited to their level and ability. After that, depending on their level, they are brought on a section of The Greenway
http://www.greenway.ie/Greenway-01.html

Gorge Walking: river walk through mud, rocks and slides

Kayaking: students learn the basic skills of kayaking in the bay and longer trips are taken with the older students

Bog snorkelling: surprise!

Surfing: at Keel beach the children learn the basic skills of surfing and boogie boards are organised for the younger children and those less comfortable in the water.

Team building tasks and indoor games

 

Cultural

Daily language classes: to work on creative writing, vocabulary, history and geography of the area etc.  Again this can be tailored to a school’s specific requirements.

Ceili Dancing: this is very much part of Irish culture and an important part of the trip. The group are given dancing lessons during the week and then following the visit to the local schools, Irish students come in to dance with the group in the afternoon.

Historical visits: various trips can be organised such as Westport House, Turlough House and Ballycroy National park and the Achill Famine Village.

Music lessons: the children learn some traditional Irish songs and how to play the tin whistle

Schools Visit: students are sent in small groups to the various 2 teacher schools on Achill Island, they spend the morning there sharing their experiences with the Irish pupils who also teach the french students a little about their country and daily lives.  They also visit the local secondary school where they get to observe and take part in lessons such as Home Economics, Woodwork, Metalwork and Science.

 

You can download a copy of the schedules by clicking on the links below:

Indoor Schedule

Outdoor schedule