Boland bus trip to Belfast!
The Boland class along with their class teacher Mr White and SNA Trisha Redmond enjoyed a nice end to the first term with an activity packed trip to Belfast.
First stop on the trip was Queens University where the students were given quick tour through the college and the new £40 million library. From there the short and scenic walk through the Botanic Gardens took the group to the fantastic Ulster Museum for a couple of hours. some of the exhibits on display included a retrospective of the artist William Scott’s work and an ancient Egyptian mummy.
The focus of the trip then changed to more recent history as our faithful bus driver Charlie Mc Namee treated the group to a bus tour of Belfast, taking us up the Nationalist Falls Road through the Peace Wall and down the Loyalist Shankill Road and all their respective murals.
Shopping was the next eagerly awaited part of the outing with the group spending a few hours (and money!) in both Victoria Square and The Castlecourt shopping centres. There was just enough time for the group to visit the site of the Titanic Dock under the shadows of the giant Samson and Goliath cranes before entering the Odyssey arena to witness more ‘Giants’, this time the Ice Hockey variety, The Belfast Giants, in their game against the Nottingham Panthers.
The Giants managed a 4-3 victory in an entertaining game and the group were thrilled to get the chance to meet some of the star players and get their autographs after the game. (Thanks to Trisha for arranging!) The chants of ‘Let’s go Giants’ were still ringing in our ears as we made our way backdown the M2 and home for the holidays.