After the final set of classes for the week, we had the option of taking part in this afternoon’s activities – as part of the adolescent programme, we have 6 days of activities planned for us – Fridays also have an activity but this is optional – if it’s been a busy week, maybe you just need a day off before the full day excursions of the weekend begin. But when we knew that this Friday’s trip was to the Bioparc, which is the biggest natural wildlife park in Europe, we all decided that we couldn’t miss it.
After a short trip on the bus, we arrived. We were given a few hours to wander off and explore all the different animals that are there. We saw loads of animals from the continent of Africa, like giraffes, ostriches and some huge elephants. The park also had a lot of sea life. Unlike other zoos we’ve been to, we were able to get a lot closer to some of the animals and get some great pictures of them – especially the gorillas who seemed to love being photographed. Aoibhín loved the giraffes and got almost close enough to pet one at one stage.
The Bioparc was a great opportunity for us to wander, chat and get to know some of the international students on the programme.