On 24th October Form Six went on its annual sponsored walk for charity to Bushy Park. At the start of October we each selected a charity that we would like to support, then presented a pitch to the class and finally cast two secret votes. It was difficult to choose, but we are very pleased with the three charities selected: Enable Ireland, Dogs Trust and Child Fund.
On the morning of the walk our class left the school at about 11:15am. Around 15 minutes into the walk Mr. Adair saw a man called Paddy that he knew through the window of his tile shop in Rathgar. We all started to wave at Paddy so he invited us all into his shop. Paddy’s children went to RJS over ten years ago and his daughter, Sara, was also there. Paddy showed us a few different things which were quite interesting and then, after a few photos, we had to continue on our walk.
As we got to Terenure, Mrs Silke needed to do a quick job so the rest of us went into Lidl with Mr. Adair. While we were there, he bought us jellies and some of us went to the bathroom.
We set off again and a little while later, we finally reached Bushy Park. When we first went in we took a few photos of the class and then went down to the stepping stones across the Dodder. We took more photos crossing the river before walking back and up past the duck pond. As we walked through the trees, some of us started to climb up a very steep hill which was covered in roots. This ended up with all of us getting very dirty.
Our next stop was the playground which was almost empty. We played around for a bit and ate our lunches. We managed to persuade Mrs. Silke to go on the zip-line, which was funny, and we also got Mr. Adair to roll down the hill! (Although he also managed to squash Lucas in the process).
After that, a couple of hours had passed, so we started to walk back to the school. Mrs. Silke and some of the class were taking so long, that Mr. Adair decided to stop off in the local butchers to get his dinner. When we got back to school it was nearly home-time.
The sponsored walk was a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing how much money we have raised for our charities.