American Exchange 16/17

Farewell Dinner- SpringFord High School Wednesday 25th November.


Last night the parents of or America Exchange students prepared a lovely meal for all those participating in the Limerick to Limerick Exchange. Mr.Moore and Ms. Tobin were also presented with a copy of the History of the Limerick Township here in Philadelphia which will be displayed in Colaiste Chiarain, Limerick, Ireland. We would like to thank our friends at Springford for a fantastic stay, although it's not over yet! Roll on New York!!!!!!

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Amish Tour & Shady Maple. - Tuesday November 22nd


Our trip today was on a yellow bus which was very exciting for our Irish students. Our first stop was at Shady Maple, a gigantic breakfast buffet where students fuelled on all sorts of breakfast foods.From here we competed a tour of Amish areas learning about their culture and heritage. It was an interesting day.




Monday November 21st

Today we travelled to the village of Jim Thorpe where students completed a short hike followed by a picnic lunch. We had a great time. We then went paint balling in the snow which was great fun. It was a busy day!



On Saturday exchange students travelled to Washington D.C. We got to see the major attractions including the White House, Washington Monument and reflection pool, to name but a few. We then visited some of the world famous museums including the American History Museum.

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Home of the Phillies and Philadelphia Zoo


L2L Exchange students made a second trip to the city of Philadelphia where they visited the home of the Phillies receiving the Grand Tour which included a stroll on their famous home turf. We then went to Philadelphia Zoo, the oldest Zoo in America and got to see the Polar Bear, Coldilocks who is even older then Mr.Moore and Ms.Tobin. The weather was fantastic and made for a great day of sightseeing. Washington here we come!!!

Irish Students Presentations:


On Friday Irish students presented three presentations on the topic of Irish Culture. Our students spoke about everything concerning Ireland from famous areas such as the Burren to Limerick Slang which we all know and love. The American students and teachers certainly learnt a thing or two

Limerick Exchange students visit Evans Elementary School.


Today Irish Exchange students visited Evans Elementary school founded by a historic Limerick Family. Our students were thrilled to meet the students they had been paired with. The Evans students had prepared a number of activities including the presentation of Limericks, choir recital and student interviews. It was a great day and a lovely experience for all involved. 

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Philadelphia, Here I Come!


Latest Blog Entry - Wednesday November 16th 2016

Our trip into Philadelphia yesterday was really enjoyable. We started our day with a walking tour of the key historic landmarks in the city including the world famous Liberty Bell. We then ate at Gino's and Pat's popular for Philly Steak Sandwiches, Its safe to say no one went home hungry! From here we went to Reading Terminal Market and sampled some great food from across the world. Our last stop was the world famous Rocky steps completed with a race to the top. (The teachers won) Overall it was a fantastic day and we're looking to many more like it. 


L2L Exchange


Our host parents made us a welcome breakfast in the cafeteria today. We also met the principal and other staff, it was a great morning. The breakfast was delicious!


Springfield High

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Walking through the corridors in Springfield High today was a surreal experience. We got to shadow students as they went to their various classes before filming the shouts outs to our families back home! We are having an awesome time!!!

Day 1- Arrival.

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The American Exchange class of 2016/17 have arrived safe and sound and are excited to meet the American Exchange students and teachers. They're ready for a jam packed two weeks in Philadelphia, USA