Tour to Ireland 2007

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Last term pupils from Years 5 and 6 left for a rugby and hockey tour to Dublin. Mr. Swain, Mr. Mildren, Mrs. Hoskins, Miss Simpson, Mr. Loughton, Mr. Morris and Mr. Folland all came on the tour too!

Rugby team   dinner!

Hockey team

The staff and pupils had to meet at school in the morning at 6:30 am…IT WAS VERY EARLY…before travelling by coach and ferry to Dublin. There were many exciting events in store over in Ireland. These included: -

Friday

  • A boys’ Rugby Match v. Willow Park…we lost unfortunately!
  • A tour of the GAA Stadium in Dublin

Saturday

  • A girls’ Hockey Match v. King’s Hospital…we won!
  • Boys’ Rugby Match v. Trinner College…we lost again!
  • A tour of the Guinness Factory… the staff enjoyed this!
  • Singing Christmas Carols at a Dublin Street Fair.

Sunday

  • A girls’ Hockey Match v. Old Alexandra’s Club…we won again!
  • A visit to Dublin Zoo.
  • We went Ten Pin Bowling… Charlotte R won!

We headed back on the Monday morning and finally got back to school at 7:45 pm. Everyone was very, very tired…but we had all had a GREAT TIME!

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Jersey Rugby and Hockey Tour, 2007

The itinerary has just arrived from the tour company (Sweet Chariot). I’m sorry that the flight times are early but it is essential to maximise our time on the island. The kick off and push off times of the matches could vary due to transport times and weather conditions. As you can see below the schedule is very busy for all the children with matches, meals, activities and sight seeing.

Travelling    Travelling    Travelling

Saturday 17th February

04.30 Staff will be at Exeter airport to meet children.
05.15 Tour party to check in.
07.15 Flight BE301 FlyBe takes off for Jersey.
08.35 Land at St. Peter’s Jersey and meet the Sweet Chariot tour representative.
09.15 Breakfast / Brunch at the Hotel – Queen’s Hotel St. Helier.
10.00 Unpack- ensuite rooms of two’s or three’s.
12.00 Boys to board coach after lunch to Jersey Rugby Football Club for Tri-match.
13.00 Girls walk to town after lunch with tour representative for sight seeing, shopping in St. Helier’s pedestrian only high street and then hockey training on the beach.
13.00 Kick off 1st game v Jersey Wasps, 2nd game Blundell’s v Jersey Tigers.
15.30 Post match tea in Jersey RFC’ club house and presentations.
18.00 Dinner at the hotel for all.
19.00 Free evening – games room, team meetings.
21.00 Bed and lights out.

Rugby    Rugby    Rugby

Sunday 18th

08.30 Breakfast
09.30 Training on St. Helier beach – hockey and rugby.
11.00 Both teams leave for matches taking packed lunches from the hotel.
13.00 Kick off for boys V Jersey U11 A team. Representative team of all the teams on the island (their national team!) at Jersey RFC.
14.30 Push off of the girls V Jersey Hockey 1st’s and 2nd’s again a representative team of all the teams on the island (their top two national teams!) at Jersey Hockey Club.
15.00 Boys to watch the end of the hockey match.
16.00 Post match social – soft drinks.
18.00 Dinner for all at the hotel.
19.15 Bowling evening at Jersey’s bowling ally beside Jersey RFC.
21.30 Bed and lights out

Bowling    Bowling

Monday 19th

08.30 Breakfast
09.00 Training and warm up for the hockey players on the beach.
09.30 Boys inter-tour beach football tournament.
12.00 Early lunch for all
12.30 Girls leave for 2nd match V Jersey Island select VII A’s and B’s at Jersey Hockey Club.
13.30 Boys walk to town with tour representative for sight seeing and shopping in St. Helier pedestrian only high street.
15.00 Possible mini golf inter-tour tournament for all (weather dependent).
17.30 Dinner for all at the hotel.
18.30 Cinema and popcorn!
21.00 Return to hotel
22.00 Bed and lights out.

Hockey    Hockey    Hockey

Tuesday 20th

08.30 Breakfast
10.00 Guided tour of Jersey’s War Tunnel’s.
12.00 Packed lunch.
12.30 Aqua Splash – inter-tour swimming Olympics and fun!
16.30 Return to hotel
18.30 Dinner at the ‘Chicago Rock Café’ and presentations.
20.00 Return to hotel for free time and team meetings.
22.00 Bed and lights out.

Hockey

Wednesday 21st

08.30 Breakfast
09.00 Walk in to St. Helier for shopping.
11.00 Jersey Zoo – packed lunch, educational tour with conservation lectures and help with preparing some of the animal’s food for feeding time!
15.15 Transfer to the airport.
17.45 BE312 FlyBe leaves Jersey.
18.30 Lands at Exeter airport.
19.00 Collect of all children from Exeter airport.