Another Year of Successful Summer Camps

June and July were a hive of activity at the CLL. It started ...

with the buzz of Colaiste San Angeal in June and continued with the Alternative and Robotics camps in the warm, sunny days in July.

  

Forty-four students from schools all around Sligo ventured out to St Angela’s College to take part in an Irish Summer Camp this year.  The focus was on improving their spoken and written language skills and having fun over the two weeks at the camp. The students took part in a number of activities all through Irish and each day students had a different product to take home from the camps!

  • They showed off their cookery skills in the kitchens making queen cakes, cupcakes, gingerbread men and cookies.
  • Art and craft activities included felting and screen printing.
  • They also took to the lake and gave the latest craze in Sligo “Stand Up Paddle Boarding” (SUPin) a try. We were lucky to have local instructors teaching even this newest sport “as Gaeilge”
  • Singing the latest songs in the charts “as Gaeilge” was a popular activity at the camps.
  • We also learnt traditional sean nós and popular Irish ballad songs!
  • Itchy Feet Percussion Company brought even more music to the camps when learners played the drums, bongos and many more instruments!
  • The students showed off their acting and drama skills every day with mini dramas and team building activities.
  • Sports were enjoyed in the good weather on the football pitch and included; football, soccer, rounders, relay races and tag rugby.
  • A table quiz saw teams compete for a variety of prizes.

The camps finished up with an awards ceremony where everyone received a certificate of attendance. Other awards were also presented for the best effort made over the course of the camps.

  

Well done to everyone for making the effort to speak Irish during the camps!

Alternative camps:

  • Cookery was a popular activity at the camps where learners baked and decorated their own cupcakes and gingerbread men. They got creative during felting making fabulous pictures to bring home from camps.
  • We were lucky to have a great spell of weather for the camps and took advantage of this!
  • Sun cream at the ready we played football, rounder’s, tag rugby and had relay races on the football pitch.
  • We also went for nature walks down by the lake! CSI, planting, computers, First aid and a treasure hunt were also highlights!

                 

For a full list of all our Holiday Activities, both Junior and Adult, please click here. If you have any queries regarding these courses, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@cll.ie