Get Active Day, 2014

.Activity Day was a huge success this year in Abbey Community College. The school provided a wide variety of activities for the students. The day provided students with the opportunity to partake in activities that they might not normally have the chance of joining, such as hill walking, horse riding, surfing, pilates/zumba, snooker, swimming in Splash world, tennis, table-tennis, wall- climbing, cycling, Bungee Run and many more.

Hill walking was big attraction for many ...over fifty students accompanied by Ms. Dooley, Ms. Mackey and Ms. O Connor and Ms. Ní Mhaonaigh went to the Mahon falls to commence their hill walk and experienced the breath taking views of the Falls and the Comeragh Mountains. The winds and the breeze of Tramore provided an ideal setting for the surfers where they received a lesson from the training team and then got to experience the waves for themselves. Stone Haven Equestrian Centre was the venue for the horse riding which was led by Ms. Lapthorne. The students received a lesson first and then got a chance to take the horses for a canter through the fields.


The Culture Vultures went on a tourist trail of Waterford City which included a visit to Waterford Treasures. The group were given a guided tour of the very impressive "Bronze Age in the South east" exhibition. Afterwards they went to the Book Centre to enjoy a leisurely browse and were treated to to hot chocolate and marshmallows which the book centre very generously sponsored as part of Activity Day.

 Ms. Maher and Ms. Lynch led the swimmers in Splashworld while Ms. L Lynch led the cyclists to Tramore. The local Soccer and hurling clubs provided the venue for the Soccer and hurling enthusiasts led by Mr.Kelly, Mr. Dunne and Ms.E Cahill. Mr. Kiely and Mr. B Cahill were “on cue” with the snooker players in the snooker club.

Ms. Fitzpatrick and Mr. Brosnan showed off their skills at tennis in St. Anne’s tennis club where students got a chance to be a member for a day while Mr. McKeon led the TY tennis team in the Kingfisher. Other on site activities included Pilates, table tennis, and Badminton which were a big attraction with senior students; a lot of the junior students had a taste of an adventure centre for a day as Sheilbaggan Outdoor Pursuits Centre provided them with an opportunity to partake in archery, a climbing wall and team tasks. The novelty activities were a great hit with the students, the “human demolition” and bungee Run tested the strength of students and teachers alike.

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