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La Salle in the World

ImageWe at La Salle believe that an important element in the all round development of our pupils is the experience of other cultures and societies.

La Salle is only one school in a world wide network of Lasallian communities. Each year we have a visiting de La Salle brother (Bro. John) who gives talks to the pupils about the work of the Brothers. This has lead to a number of Lenten appeals to give support for some of these communities and in one year some of the sixth year students actually visiting a community to help.

For more information on La Salle in the World visit www.lasalle.org

Other cross community exchanges include;

Kilkenny Exchange Trip

La Salle have established very close meaningful links with St Kieran's College,Kilkenny and annual educational,cultural and exchange visits take place.

St Kieran's College are one of the premier hurling colleges in the country and have produced distinguished hurlers such as Eddie Keher,D.J. Carey,Charlie Carter,Andy Comerford ,Brian McEvoy and Owen O.Neill.

In Kilkenny La Salle boys experience

  • Challenge games against quality opposition
  • Skills sessions conducted by Leinster development officers
  • Watch Kilkenny seniors train and meet players
  • Walking historic tour of Kilkenny
  • Visit Kilkenny castle and Lory Meagher Museum and Heritage centre
  • Experience living in a rural community

In Belfast Kilkenny pupils experience

  • Living in an urban environment
  • Challenge games
  • Coaching sessions
  • Visit leisure centre and participate in Recreational activities
  • Visit Dundonald Ice bowl and play bowling and experience ice skating
  • Bus tour of Belfast including visit to Odyssey

The exchange visits are very benefical in developing and improving hurling skills,experiencing diversity of culture and a positive influence on their personal and social development.

Other exchange trips the scholl has participated in include;

  • Dublin exchange trip
  • French exchange trip

In addition to exchange trips there is also the Educational Trips which have include;

  • History of Art trip to Paris
  • Politics trip to London
  • History trip to Berlin

And the many single day trips from a wide variety of departments including; geography field trips, Science field trips, History, ICT, Business, Language, department, Media Studies, Theatre trips, and many more.

More sporting exchanges have led the pupils to;

Walking and Hiking in the Glens of Antrim at Kilmore house near Glenariff. This was a house organised by the De la Salle brothers and used by the school. Sadly it is no longer used for school trips.

Outdoor pursuits, there are usually annual trips pursuing such pleasures as hill walking, canoeing, water sking.

The big annual sporting trips are ;

  • The Ski Trip
  • The Water Sports trip to France

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 14:22