Adventure Sports

The High School is pleased to be able to offer students the chance to get involved in a number of exciting adventure sports. Facilitated by a group of qualified and dedicated teachers, students can participate in the following adventure sports:

  • Hill Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing


Hill walking

Throughout the year, Transition Year students have the opportunity to go on hill walks around Ireland as part of the Gaisce/President’s Award programme. These walks culminate in an over-night trip to Kerry to climb Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil and to Wales to climb Mount Snowdon.

 

Kayaking

Kayaking is a fast-growing and exciting sport in the High School which is available to all students. Students are brought to a number of places in the Dublin region, including Blessington Lakes and the Strawberry Beds where they receive instruction in the basic manoeuvres and strokes of kayaking.

 

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing is an adrenaline fuelled adventure sport, available to senior students in the summer term. Students are brought to climbing walls in Gravity Climbing Centre and UCD to learn how to climb in a safe and exciting way.

 


Skiing

2nd Year students have the opportunity each year to go on a ski trip to Europe. The ski trip is open to students of all abilities, from beginners to advanced. Instruction is given by qualified instructors each day so it doesn’t take long for any student to master the slopes. Past trips have gone to Norway, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Andorra.

 

 

Staffing:

Mr. C Flynn (co-ordinator)

Ms. R McDonnell

Ms. C Rellis

Mr. B McNamara

Mr. C Rankin

Ms. A Horan

Mr. L Carolan