P7 Residential Trip
We arrived at Whitepark Bay Youth Hostel at 1pm, after a beautiful scenic drive along the Antrim Coast Road. After unloading our luggage we went to Portballintrae for a picnic lunch and then onto the Giant's Causeway where we heard many stories on our headsets. On Monday evening we went to the beach and had a bbq tea and then toasted marshmallows on an open fire. The evening finished with a paddle and beach games.
We all made our own packed lunch whilst Jamie, Danny, Zack & James did the breakfast dishes! We got the 10am boat to Rathlin Island and then completed a treasure hunt, watching seals on the way. Following our picnic lunch we had a bus tour of the island with Bertie, our driver, stopping along the way to provide many interesting facts about Rathlin.
On Tuesday evening we went to McDonalds for tea and then some children went to Portstewart Strand, for a paddle & footie match, whilst everyone else watched 'Malificent' in 3D at the Jet Centre. The evening ended with Mr Flack's favourite game - Floppy Bunnies!
Our surfing lesson was great craic with many children able to ride the waves standing up on their boards. We then had a picnic at Magheracross before walking across Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and then we visited the tiny church in Portbradden. After tea we went Ten Pin Bowling. Well done to Zack for getting the best score. The evening finished with a 'Drumgor's Got Talent' show.
Everyone was packed and ready for breakfast before we sadly left Whitepark Bay, but then headedto Barry's where 'The Experience, The Freak Out and Big Dipper proved to be our favourites. We then ate our packed lunch on Portrush West Strand and Tom kindly bought everyone an ice cream. on our way home we visited the 'Dark Hedges' before arriving back in school, tired but happy!
A huge THANK YOU to all our P7 pupils and staff for being so helpful and making this trip so memorable.