Our journey began at 6:00am September 15th, as we headed for Dublin port where we would embark on a Stena Line ferry and cruise our way to Holyhead.
Upon our arrival in England we had a busy day ahead. Our trip to the museum of science and technology was followed by a much anticipated visit to the Trafford Shopping Centre. Each girl soon found their way to Victoria's Secret Pink, where along with Ms. Moloney we spent most of our time.... and money. Back in the hotel, Jury's Inn, we settled into our rooms to get some much needed rest before an early start the next day.
Our second day in Manchester began with a mouth watering trip to Cadbury's chocolate factory. The aroma of chocolate and the engaging displays throughout the factory made it an extremely enjoyable visit for us all!! In the afternoon, a guided tour of Stratford and a visit to Shakespeare's childhood home was followed by a promising hour of freetime in the beautiful town 'Stratford Upon Avon'. We saw red English telephone boxes, made friends with British locals claiming to have Irish ancestors and some girls even found themselves running through the streets of Stratford after two English policemen to ask them for a photo!
The day was highly enjoyed by everyone and and we went slept that night dreaming of the following day's trip to Alton Towers. On arrival we received a map of the park and set out on our mission to conquer the most thrilling rides in the Park. It's safe to say that everyone, including the teachers, faced their fears and had the best day possible in Alton Towers.
That evening we set out on the ferry back to Dublin, exhausted but delighted with our Jelling trip. by Cliodhna O'Neill and Rachel Steele