August 14th, 2013 | Uncategorized
We made it! Ten of the eleven Victory scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year have landed in Belfast and are getting warmed up to Ireland. Happy to say the great summer weather has more or less continued this week and we haven’t seen much of that famous Irish rain. There have been a lot of firsts in the few days we’ve all been in country… Amongst them our first taste of Irish stew, genuine Guinness from the motherland, our first eHoops program, and a variety of Sport Changes Life programs meant to prepare us for this year. Todays Victory scholar photoshoot was especially fun as everyone got to get real loose and goof around in front of the camera as SCL’s Marc Mulholland got some great shots of everybody. It was also great meeting some of the neighbourhood kids at last nights eHoops event, and getting a feel for what we’ll be doing throughout the community this year. So far, so good!
The verdict so far? Irish stew is delicious, Guinness is as good as ever, eHoops was great, and the Victory programs have been enlightening on a number of levels. All in all it’s been a great week so far and I’m looking forward to the rest of the orientation process… along with a couple more pints of Guinness.