October Mid-term break at Villiers School

Biking, Kayaking, Study, S'mores and more!

Each year, in line with the Irish Department of Education school calendar, Villiers School typically closes for one week in October, coinciding with Halloween, the October Bank Holiday and the end of the first term of the academic year. This is normally a really nice opportunity for students and staff alike to get some much needed rest and relaxation!

This year, due to travel restrictions resulting from the ongoing effects of Covid-19, our international students, including students from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, China, Japan, Spain, Luxembourg and Estonia, were unable to travel home to see their families, as many of them usually would for mid-term break.

Level 5 restrictions within Ireland kept the students within 5km of the school for the week, which they took full advantage of, biking Limerick City under blue skies, and kayaking on the beautiful Shannon River!

The students had the opportunity to take some cooking classes, taking full advantage of the School campus and facilities. Of course, they got to eat the food too!

The international students had a drumming session in the Villiers School courtyard! Check it out on our Twitter page! https://twitter.com/VilliersSchool/status/1320476231155044358?s=20

Students and staff were also treated to a private ‘Festival in a Van‘ on the lawn, by Irish musicians Susan O’Neill and David Hope, a barbeque and S’mores!

The students, ranging from Form II, Form III, Transition Year and Form V, had some really fun times relaxing and spending the week together as a group, but let’s not forget our Form VI Leaving Certificate and IB students, who, after enjoying a long weekend, participated in Supervised Study from Tuesday to Saturday in preparation for their School exams, which took place the week after mid-term.

The leaves fell in Villiers School over the mid-term break also, welcoming us all back to a beautiful school campus with a blanket of Autumn colours to begin the second term of the year!