6th April 2017
On Tuesday the 4th of April, thirty-four students of French and German set off for a night in Donegal Adventure Centre. As we left Roscommon, the excitement was palpable and the luggage was plentiful! After a delicious lunch in Bundoran, students took part a climbing challenge that was not for the faint-hearted. It was wonderful to see the students encourage each other to push themselves through their fear of heights. Students raced each other up the centre’s climbing wall before abseiling down. The bravest of the bunch threw themselves off a tower, flying through the air until their bungee ropes activated. After dinner, we all donned wetsuits and braved the white-topped waves for an evening surf. The water was most definitely warmer than the air and after the initial screams of coldness, the screams of wild excitement took over. Some students were natural surf dudes and dudettes, while others provided entertainment for all, in their accidental wiping out of surfers to their left and to their right. There is no doubt that we were all bitten by the surfing bug and look forward to our next trip out on the waves. After a film evening and midnight chats, students were up bright and early for breakfast. The rest of the day was spent in French or German classes. The material covered served as a revision for students’ forth-coming summer exams and the classes, delivered by native speakers, focused on pronunciation which will stand to our students in their oral examinations. Well done to all involved for making the very most of all DAC had to offer.