Notre Dame – A Special Experience
Someone once told me that everyone learns more through experiencing and doing. While exposure is beneficial, it can also be filled with fun.
One day, our school chaplain, Mr. Hall, found me, for he knew that I had participated in school events. I was offered an opportunity to go with students and teachers in the school board to Indiana, U.S.A. This trip took place one weekend in November.
I was hesitant at first, but this was a trip that I had an absolutely great time on.
Boarding the bus for the first time was very interesting. I was extremely lucky and shocked to see some familiar faces. The first bit on the bus was socializing, which was nice because we were all strangers respectively, and we couldn’t just escape into bubbles with our cell phones.
Reaching Notre Dame University, our group split up to tour the campus. We got to visit places over the weekend, such as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the
Word of Life mural (also known as “Touchdown Jesus”), and the Grotto. In addition, we got to attend a presentation about A.C.E, a teaching program they run for new teachers across the States.
Getting to spend time with new people in a new place, eating new foods, and even getting to see a football game was a magical combination. Even though the Irish lost, the most important thing was that we all enjoyed ourselves watching that game.
If I had to look back and tell myself something, it would be that this trip was definitely worth the missing of my two assignments I was worrying about!