Transition Year 2 Day Program
Every year thousands of Irish teenagers get back to their roots here at Causey Farm – this is a brilliant 2 day programme for team-building and fun, and is especially suitable for Transition years.
They all really love getting down to basics. Dorm style accommodation is provided as well as fresh home cooked food (some of which they’ll even prepare themselves)
Day 1 – Morning
Each student plays a traditional bodhrán and learns to accompany the different rhythms of traditional Irish music including jigs, polkas and reels.
Activities designed to encourage people to stretch their capabilities and to embrace teamwork.
Make A Pizza
Everyone makes their own pizza which will form lunch later.
See how our dogs control the sheep and how they help the farmer with his work.
Milk a cow and meet all the other farm animals
See all the farmyard animals in a traditional farm yard setting and get some hands on fun with some farm activities.
Had the absolute pleasure of taking my Transition Year students on the 2 day field trip to Causey Farm and Drewstown House, this week. In my 13 years of teaching, organising and going on school trips and tours, nothing has ever come close to what we experienced over the last two days. A relaxed, friendly yet professional environment that had the students learning, development and enjoyment at the heart of the activities ensured we will make it an annual fixture on our calendar. The range of activities from making their own pizzas to bog jumping and team building has far exceeded our expectations which were already high based on recommendations.
I tip my hat to the owners and employees who provided my students with amazing memories and all while being so personable, friendly and kind. If I could rate it 10 stars I would. Thanks for having us.
St Mary’s Diocesan school
Pizzas which the students make themselves served with homemade potato wedges
Dessert – fudge brownies served with ice-cream and chocolate sauce (always a great hit)
Day 1 – Afternoon
Our obstacle course will get the competitive instincts going and will give everyone a good work out.
Bog-jumping (optional but very good fun!)
Tractor-Trailer ride down to the bog, where students discover how the bogs were formed, and the history surrounding them. Optional Bog-jumping (change of clothes required).
We can teach any group The Siege of Ennis – it is a fabulous class bonding activity and even the most reticent of classes are laughing before long.
Each team builds their own raft and the ensuing race is sure to be a favourite activity.
An old favourite where fun and laughter are guaranteed.
- Choice of Chicken Curry or Pasta Bake (or some of both!)
- Homemade Apple Pie and cream
8.30pm Transfer to Drewstown House for overnight accommodation and the second day of activities (2 miles from Causey Farm).
Drewstown House is an old country mansion just 2 miles from the farm which has dormitory accommodation for eighty people. It is not five star but fantastic for teenagers! It is in a beautiful location overlooking a lake and the students have the run of the place. (Cost of this transfer is included in the price – we take students down off-road on the tractor and trailer!)
9 am – Breakfast
- 10.00 am Kayaking, Archery, Forest Team-building including Low Ropes Course (with Boyne Valley Activities)
- 12.00 pm – Lunch (soup and sandwiches, tea/coffee)
- 1.00 pm – Continue with the above activities
- 3.00 pm Finish Activities
(These times are approximate and can be changed to suit your group.)
What to Bring
- A sleeping bag and pillow (bottom sheets will be provided)
- Waterproof jacket
- Your OLDEST clothes for bog-jumping
- Lots of old warm clothing e.g tracksuits/warm fleece tops
- Warm socks
- Footwear: a pair of sturdy walking boots, old runners or
- Wellington boots. Flip flops are not suitable.
- 2 changes of clothes – nothing precious
- Swimming costume for under wetsuits when kayaking
- Towel and Toiletries
- Plastic bags (for wet and muddy gear)
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
Food is very generous – everyone is welcome to have second (and third) helpings and we make sure that everyone gets something they like.
Please let us know if there are any special dietary requirements in advance.
Minimum 12 students and maximum 80 students.
€119 per student which includes all activities, meals and accommodation.
This price does not include transport costs but we are very happy to help organise and price this if you wish.