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In Pictures: All smiles as Laois secondary school heads on first foreign school tour since Covid-19

Mountrath Community School TY

TY students in Mountrath Community School embarked on a stunning and exciting cultural school tour to Verona, Venice and Lake Garda in Italy recently.

The trip, which took place last week, was a time for culture, history, sight seeing, shopping and much more for the intrepid explorers.

Ms Mary Gannon, the TY coordinator, said that it was a much anticipated trip, post pandemic, for the students.

Mr Aidan McGuinness, history teacher, commented that many of the students loved the ancient medieval city of Verona, with its enchanting artworks, architecture and fascinating markets.

Student Aoife Cunningham added that it was the best place for shopping and sampling the decadent Italian pizzas.

Student Lucy Donnery said that Venice was so crowded but so memorable.

She said: “We all loved the Gondola experience, meandering through the canals , taking in the atmosphere, which was electrifying.”

Student Jack Feeney added that his highlight was the magical and powerful trips on the rollercoaster in Gardaland theme park.

Charlie Donnery said that the rollercoasters there were famed for being some of the largest in Europe, and the experience was fast, terrifying but so much fun.

Student Padraig Carroll said that he really enjoyed spending time with his friends, the hotel dining was fabulous, there was lots of ice cream, cakes and pizza for all.

He especially enjoyed the Legoland water park, the ocean tunnel and sea life Aquarium at Gardaland.

Check out some great pictures from the trip below:

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