Newry High School enjoy Carlingford Lough canoe trip

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Pupils from Newry High School went canoeing on Carlingford Lough this week as part of the Loughs Agency’s education programme. Gillian Simpson from the cross border body explained to Newry Times, “As part of the functions of the Loughs Agency, we provide opportunities for schools to learn about their local catchments and engage through a range of activities, including canoeing trips. “The trips are most suitable for geography classes. We are hoping to encourage other post primary schools within the Carlingford catchment to participate and any interested schools should get in contact’. Vice Principal, Richard Melaniphy added, “A brilliant day out! Many thanks to the Loughs Agency for organising this event and for making this a memorable experience for our pupils. “It enabled them get a much greater understanding of the geological history of their local area and also gain valuable knowledge about conservation issues. “We even met a seal! Educational visits like this are important for our young people as they bring the concepts we study in the classroom to life and make learning more real and enjoyable. Well done to Year 10, you were brilliant,” he added. Further information can be obtain via email on the Loughs Agency’s website at
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