Our TY students went on a three day trip to the Kilfinane Outdoor Education and Training Centre in Limerick this week with Mr. Mgrath and Ms. Dunne. The students really enjoyed taking part in all the outdoor activities including kyaking, Mountain Biking and Climbing.
Kilfinane use outdoor activities and challenging situations to develop essential life skills such as teamwork, decision making, confidence and self esteem. Additionally the sports themselves offer opportunities to learn or improve navigation skills, co-ordination, fitness, water confidence and sport specific skills among others.
The programmes aim to:
- Promote wellbeing
- Build confidence and self esteem through achievement of challenges and the development of new skills
- Develop life skills such as teamwork, initiative, respect & leadership
- Increase awareness and understanding of the natural environment
- Learn adventure sports skills such as Kayaking, Mountain Biking or Climbing
Thanks to Ms. Naddy for organizing the trip and Mr. McGrath and Ms. Dunne for their generosity of their time in accompanying the students on their three day tour and guiding the students throughout.