On Saturday 24th July 2021 Hilda Connolly, the Diocesan Youth Officer, took twelve young people from the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross to the Oysterhaven Activity Centre.
Over the past few months, Hilda has hosted Zoom nights with quizzes, games and debates for the outgoing Sixth Class group and last Saturday they could finally meet face to face and get to know each other before heading off to Secondary School in September.
Some of them arrived not really knowing anyone, and others knew each other very well. But despite that, everyone just clicked from the beginning of the day. The Zooms have obviously helped to break the ice. The day started off with the Jungle Quest Bog Run. Rev’d David Bowles and Youth Leader Oriel Hosford didn’t waste any time in getting stuck in…literally!
After lunch the group went out onto the water and spent two hours partaking in all sorts of water activities.
Needless to say that by the end of the day everyone was exhausted and hungry. They had definitely enhanced their tans as the sun shone all day long! It was great to see the group together finally and with new friendships forming.