Pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School in Donaghmore were celebrating today, after finding out they have won a national competition which means they will be heading on Jet2holidays’ Ultimate School Trip to Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Majorca this April.
The pupils have won their place on the trip, after devising and creating a competition entry in response to a challenge posed by Jet2holidays which was to produce a promotional piece for Sol Katmandu Park & Resort. Five schools across the region were shortlisted, but the pupils at St Patrick’s Primary School were voted the winner by public vote thanks to their fantastic creation – a catchy promotional video and song.
The class, along with their teachers, will now get to spend a long weekend (Friday April 20 – Sunday April 22, 2018) at Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Majorca where they will take part in fun educational workshops with celebrity hosts including Dick & Dom and Diversity’s Jordan Banjo. The workshops will focus on science, history, drama and crafts, as well as giving pupils all the excitement you would expect from a school trip overseas.
In addition to an educational trip of a lifetime, the pupils will get to experience a range of one-off memories such as a VIP send off at the airport, a welcome dinner with celebrities, and the ultimate school disco and show.
The school has also won £1,000 worth of school equipment vouchers after being shortlisted.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Congratulations to the teachers and pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School, we cannot wait to welcome them on our Ultimate School Trip. The standard of all the shortlisted entries was fantastic and I’d like to say well done to everyone who has taken part in the competition. The pupils came up with a brilliant idea and obviously put a huge amount of work into the entry, so they really deserve their place. That hard work has really paid off, as they now get to experience this educational trip of a lifetime and travel to Majorca with their classmates to experience a long weekend of fun and learning.”