Hi, my name is Gabriella. I'm from southern Italy but now I'm in Ireland for an exchange semester. I left Italy on August 21st, so I've been living in this enchanting country for over a month already but what makes this adventure extraordinary is the fact that you never stop learning from the first day to the last. I tried to think about the things I learnt the first week of my life as an exchange student and I would like to share with you the five most important.
Royal School Cavan
School DescriptionRoyal School Cavan is a private co-educational boarding and day school situated in the heart of County Cavan, Ireland’s beautiful land of lakes. The school has a long and proud history and has been providing a fantastic education to its students since 1611. The school strives for each pupil to be happy and secure and to reach their full potential in a caring and co-operative community. Through a well-rounded and stimulating academic curriculum and an excellent range of extra-curricular opportunities, local and international students are given the support and encouragement they need to nurture their talents and progress to the world's top universities.
The historic school building, which dates back to 1819, has seen extensive renovation and modernisation in recent years. It now boasts a custom science laboratory, state-of-the-art computer and technology rooms as well as fully-equipped music tutorial, home economics and arts and crafts rooms. The building is situated on the school’s 20 acres of land adjacent to Cavan town. The grounds also feature ample outdoor recreational facilities including a full-sized floodlit all-weather hockey pitch, a grass soccer pitch and a hard tennis/basketball court with floodlighting.
Sports & Arts
Royal School Cavan provides its students with a diverse range of extra-curricular options. Sports clubs include soccer, hockey, basketball, rugby, cross-country running, table tennis and badminton. Annual drama and musical productions are a well-loved school tradition and provide a fantastic platform for creative and musically-talented pupils. The school prides itself on its participation and successes in various competitions and has won national awards in Arts and Science and regional awards in Young Enterprise, Cookery and Irish, to name but a few. Students are also active in fundraising for numerous local and national charities, and interaction with the local community is strongly encouraged to foster a Christian ethos and a sense of social justice.
Dormitories & Student Life
Royal School Cavan is an institution where boarders benefit in many ways. Students enjoy the delicious food provided by the chef, who prepares a menu that is nutritious, healthy and attractive. Every evening, supervised prep allows each student to work to the best of their ability, enabling them to achieve their academic potential. The accommodation provided sees each student lodged in areas shared by a few others, making for a very sociable atmosphere. Boarders will make friendships that last a lifetime, provided within the caring ethos of Royal School Cavan. The school community is wonderfully diverse, thanks to the many international students from all around the world who call the school their home.
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