Nine students from fourth year were chosen to take part in the Santa Flight 2014. On Tuesday the 9th of December we all set off to Dublin Airport to spend the day with children from Temple Street Hospital.
We got the bus up to the airport, on the bus we sang festive songs and used face-paints on each other. Once we reached the airport we were escorted to the check in counter. We settled ourselves and began to sing Christmas songs as all the children and their parents checked in. Journalists from newspapers such as the Irish Independent took pictures and wrote about the fun day. Celebrities such as Brian Ormond also came along.
Once everyone had checked in, we sang our way through security, all the way to the boarding gate. While on the plane we sang, took part in a Christmas quiz, laughed and had plenty of fun. Santa made an appearance on the plane asking all the children what they wanted for Christmas. We flew around Dublin to Bray and then back to the airport.
After the flight we went and got a bus to the CityJet Headquarters in Swords where a party was being held for ourselves and the children. During the party we got to know the children more, we used face-paints again and we sang more Christmas songs. It was wonderful to see the children join in and have plenty of fun. The smiles of all of the children and their parents was refreshing.
Once the party ended we set off back to school. The entire day was filled with fun.
It was such a wonderful experience and a pleasure to be a part of.
The Girls that took part were as follows: Rebecca Hughes Moore, Orla Moule, Ruth Moore, Kate Brillantes, Dana Abar, Lauren O Keeffe, Aurica Syrbu, Amy Richardson and Sandra Mekougang and Ms. Hunt.
Written by Rebecca Hughes Moore