Laurel McNamee and Melissa Roe, some of the
Year 11 pupils looking forward to a place on
the school's Barcelona trip. US4207-511C0
PUPILS of St Patrick's High who have excelled
in terms of behaviour, attendance and commitment to work will
enjoy three additional educational trips during the current
Year 9 Manchester United supporters.
Roy Heasley, Ruairi O'Neill and Patrick
Agnew, three of the Year 11 pupils going to Bulgaria on
a Ski trip. US4207-508C0
The trips have been organised in line with
the school's policy of both rewarding pupils and promoting
health and fitness among them.
In February a party of 44 pupils and five staff
will travel to Manchester to see Man. Utd. play Man City in the
eagerly-awaited derby at Old Trafford. During the trip the
pupils will visit the Trafford entertainment complex to enjoy
activities such as ten-pin bowling, dodgems and wall climbing.
Before returning home the fans will return to Old Trafford for a
guided tour which will include a visit to the players' changing
rooms, a walk down the famous red tunnel to the pitch, sitting
in the dug-outs and learning about the business aspect of the
ground. Their trip will finish with a visit to the Man. Utd mega
Later in the month a party of 20 pupils and
three staff will jet off for a week's skiing in Pamparova in
Here staff and pupils will benefit from
expert tuition in the mornings before spending afternoon time on
the slopes practising their newly-acquired moves.
St Patrick's are also in the process of
organising a trip to Barcelona in April to allow pupils to
improve their Spanish by conversing with locals and learning
more about the country's rich culture.
All trips were sold out within days of being
offered to students. Parents were also given the opportunity to
participate in these trips and some are accompanying the pupils
to see the Man. Utd game.
In March a group of students will visit the battlefields of
Belgium as part of their history studies as well as taking time
out for relaxation and entertainment which will include a visit
to the famous Asterix theme park