“It really was the ultimate school trip!”
County Tyrone schoolchildren have a Corker in Majorca
– Pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School in Donaghmore jetted off on Jet2holidays’Ultimate School Trip to Sol Katmandu Park & Resortin Majorca after winning nationwide competition
– After more than 1,600 entries and 100,000 votes, the class booked their place on the trip of a lifetime!
Pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School in Donaghmore, County Tyrone, had the time of their lives this weekend after taking off on Jet2holidays’ Ultimate School Trip to Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Majorca. The pupils were one of nine schools from across the UK to take part, after a nationwide competition which saw over 1,600 school entries and more than 100,000 votes.
The pupils, along with over 250 children from other winning schools, had an amazing weekend taking part in fun educational workshops with celebrity hosts including Dick & Dom, Angellica Bell, and Diversity’s Jordan Banjo. The workshops focused on science, history, drama and crafts, and gave the pupils all the buzz and excitement you would expect from a school trip to the sunshine.
In addition to taking part in the educational trip of a lifetime, run by Jet2holidays and school travel company WST Travel, the pupils also enjoyed a host of awesome experiences, including a VIP send off at Belfast International Airport, a welcome dinner with the celebrities, and the ultimate school disco.
The pupils won their place on the trip, after devising and creating a competition entry in response to a challenge posed by Jet2holidays to produce a promotional piece for Sol Katmandu Park & Resort. Over 1,600 schools entered the competition, with 45 schools across the UK shortlisted to go into a public vote. Each of these 45 schools won £1,000 worth of school equipment vouchers, and after a public vote which saw more than 100,000 people get involved, the pupils at St Patrick’s Primary School school were chosen as the winner, thanks to their fantastic creation, a catchy promotional video and song which can be viewed at here:
Steve Lee, Commercial Director of Jet2.comand Jet2holidays, who was on the trip said: “This has been a hugely successful campaign, with more than 1,600 schools submitting entries and over 100,000 votes. Every single entry deserved to win, but the pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, really earned their place on the Jet2holidaysUltimate School Trip to Sol Katmandu & Resort thanks to their brilliant entry. The children enjoyed a weekend of fun, laughter and learning, and I am sure we have helped create some amazing memories for them to take home with them.”
St Patrick’s Primary School Principal Dera Cahalane said: “This trip has been the most amazing experience for all the children and staff of St Patrick’s PS in Donaghmore. From the very outset we were cared for every step of the way by the staff of Jet2. They were so patient and caring and really understood the needs of a school group.
“The trip provided new experiences for all the children. For some it was their first time flying and they were awarded visits to the cockpit, for others it was their first time abroad and they were treated to non-stop sunshine and a little taste of Spain – but for all it was their first time staying away from home with their school friends.
“To this end the Jet2 and WST staff treated us like family. Katmandu Park and hotel were amazing. Both were child friendly and absolutely suited to the occasion. Our children thoroughly enjoyed all the facilities on offer. They were especially amazed at the workshops and the opportunities to meet some of their favourite celebrities. Our children and staff have special memories which will last a lifetime.”
To find out more information on Jet2holidays’ Ultimate School Trip, please visit: http://ultimateschooltrip.jet2holidays.com/
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