On 26th and 27th March, 27 pupils (in Year 14) from RSD and St Patrick’s Academy travelled to Dublin as part of their Shared History Programme. Pupils visited Glasnevin Cemetery on the Sunday afternoon and saw the resting place of many giants of Irish history. They then went to Kilmainham Gaol where pupils got to visit the cells of many men and women who were involved with the Easter Rising of 1916. Pupils and staff alike shared dinner together in a restaurant in Dublin on Sunday evening.
Monday began with a walking tour of Dublin where the tour guide brought pupils around key sites of historical importance, especially those with significance in light of the 1916 Rising. The afternoon finished off with a little ‘free time’ where pupils were able to get lunch together before travelling back to school. All in all, the trip was a great success. Pupils developed strong relationships and their understanding of their A Level course was enhanced, as well as further preparing them for the presentation they are doing together in Ranfurly House on 5th April.