Catechism outing for upper primary students

On March 22, the Standard 4, 5 and 6 students of St Joseph’s Church went on a day trip to Broga.

May 29, 2014

By Emiliene Sharon and Rebecca
On March 22, the Standard 4, 5 and 6 students of St Joseph’s Church went on a day trip to Broga. The objective of this outdoor activity was to give the children an experience of “a day at the farm”, mountain hiking and most of all for the children to bond. The students arrived at the Church excited and they couldn’t wait to leave. They were briefed on the rules, then boarded the bus and departed at 8.00am.

The first stop was to the rabbit farm. Upon arriving, a guide greeted them and gave them an overview of the farm. He informed them that the farm was a commercial farm and that they breed rabbits for various reasons — such as for their meat, skin and as pets. He showed them all the animals — goats, deer, cows, ponies, a couple of bulls and monkeys. The students were allowed to milk a cow, feed a couple of calves, and hold a baby rabbit that was born at 7.30am that morning. After the tour they were given lunch and then some free time to play with the rabbits and ride ponies.

At 2.00pm, the students hiked up Broga Hill. They were really tired half-way up the hill but they still pushed on and managed to make it to the top of the hill. At the top they recited a decade of the Rosary and took some pictures. Then they started their hike down the hill and back to the rabbit farm. At the farm, they were given some refreshments.

The decision to climb the Broga hill was initiated by Fr Alan Pereira, Gabriel Moses and Michell Charles. It turned out to be a good experience for most of the children and teachers. On this trip, we witnessed things that cannot be taught in a classroom — the virtues our Lord Jesus has blessed us with…..caring, justice, understanding, happiness, love, hope, TRUST and FAITH.

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