In September the Transition Years went on a trip to Causey Farm to engage in many activities on a working farm.
They participated in baking where they completed a traditional recipe of soda bread. A wide range of different breads were produced, some of which were masterpieces. Afterwards the fourth year students looked at farm animals such as rabbits, ducks, chickens and even a duck that thought he was a chicken. The students even took part in some traditional Irish dancing to loosen up before the bog.
Finally the students were ready for the ultimate challenge and the highlight of the trip, Bog Jumping. After a ride in a unique and yet comfy trailer, filled with hay towed by a tractor, the destination was reached and everyone was ready to jump right in. But no one expected how hard the bog will be to master. Once a person jumped in they had to prepare themselves for a soft yet moist landing and legs getting sucked in too fast for anyone to react.
Getting in was the easy part, getting out was the real challenge .The students tried their best to get out of the bog but it was impossible , as even the smallest movement would make them sink even faster creating an endless loop of struggling and getting nowhere. To get out of the bog a person was forced to lay down and roll. After eventually getting out of the bog the students were soaked and muddy. Many memories were made and Transition Year was off to an enjoyable start.