Friday, July 31, 2015

Thank you, Michael

Today is Michael Branagan's last day as Learning Journeys leader. He has been so kind and supportive to all the students this year again, helping with all sorts of things from damaged suitcases to boys with colds. Thank you, Michael for "going the extra mile" for the group.

Outside the Pharmacy

Malahide has so many different little shops and restaurants that it's a great place to see real English in context. Here are some of the boys who di the treasure hunt activity this week.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Half Way!

Wed 29th July is the half way point of the students stay in Ireland. After classes today the students all went up to Malahide Castle for an afternoon of sports. They played soccer volleyball and baseball and of course mingled with one another.

Life in Ireland

Thanks to Mr. Horiguchi for these nice pictures taken around the college and on the afternoon trip into town.

Fabulous Malahide

Malahide is a very pleasant environment to live and learn in. It's safe and clean and has plenty of shops and nice residential areas. Here are some pictures of typical streets in Malahide of the sort our students are living in.


Some of the students participated in a small disco last night. They mixed well with the other students.

Monday, July 27, 2015

In the Classroom

We got some more pictures from the classroom today. We have also heard on the grapevine that this year's group are being very positive and friendly. Great news.

Out and About in Dublin

One group of boys were taken sightseeing in Dublin. They visited the oldest part o Dublin where the Vikings settled over a thousand years ago. they also saw Dublin Castle and Christchurch Cathedral.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Good Bye and Thanks You Mr. Tsukiyama

Today we say "Good bye!" to Mr Tsukiyama. Thank you for giving your vacation time to allow the boys to enjoy studying abroad. Without these teachers, nothing would be possible. Have a safe trip home. Today Mr. Tsukiyama will be replaced by Mr. Horiguchi.

A Trip to Belfast

 Today some of the boys took a trip to Belfast. This city has a rich and difficult history of conflict and now, thankfully, peace. The subject is hard for the students to understand but they enjoyed many sights in this interesting place.

Here Come the Cavalry!

Today was the last day of the horse riding programme. Here they all are on their horses!

Thursday, July 23, 2015


One group went to a games centre where they enjoyed bowling. The students are feeling more relaxed now and are really having fun.

Dublin Trip

One of the groups were taken shopping into Dublin city centre. they had a fun time.