Gaelcholáiste Ennis in Gorodishche May 22nd
They were a Marvellous Group!
We worried a little that they might be too young to visit the orphanage; we feared a little that
someone might even want to go home; we wondered had we them prepared enough; and we kept
a close eye to see how these young transition year students would react when first they arrived into
the groups in Gorodishche.
Now we can only say they were marvellous! In Group 3 with very ill children our Transition Year
students were at home; they took to the children straight away, picked them up and played with
each and every little one so that all received attention and care. And they were moved by the
experience of the very special ones like little Adam in the corner.
Near the end of the week, one of the students said to another,
‘Let’s go and say good bye to Group 3.’
‘I am not ready to say good bye!’ was the reply.
And even though they have gone back to Ennis, it is not good bye. It is, as we say in Irish, only ‘slán
tamall’ or bye for a while – until we meet again! And I have no doubt they will be back.
Thanks to the parents and teachers and all the wonderful, caring students themselves . It was a wonderful week!