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U4 trip to Peel

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On Tuesday 20th June the entire Upper Fourth set out for an end of term trip by coach and minivan from College to Peel. Upon arrival all began the walk to Corrin's Folly which was constructed in 1806 by Thomas Corrin and dedicated to his beloved wife, Alice who had died in childbirth. The folly marks the highest point of the Knockaloe Beg land owned by Thomas Corrin and all the family are interred there. All the students and staff arrived safely and the folly and down again.

They then went onto Peel Castle for an audio talk and visit to the dungeons of this 11th century Viking Castle built by Magnus Barefoot. A short walk to the sandy beach was followed by a fish and chip lunch supplied with salt and vinegar and mushy peas and a game of beach volleyball or an ice cream and stroll along the Promenade.

Satiated everyone hopped back aboard for the short ride up the west coast to the Wildlife Park at Ballaugh. Here everyone headed for the giant bouncy pillow, including Mr Verschuren and enjoyed the talks on reptiles in the Rainforest Theatre and the silvery gibbons and watching the keepers feeding the penguins.

It was a stimulating and fun trip and our thanks go to all staff at the Wildlife Park and Peel fisheries and all the staff who accompanied the trip and Sgt Headon for taking such memorable photgraphs.

- Ms Westall