|Colaiste Choilm Week 1|
In our school we haven a room called the Oratory. This room is for prayer, Reflection, and relaxation and we are allowed to go to the Oratory for one class a week.
My name is Brendan Bracken and I am 15 years old. I am writing on behalf of Colaiste Choilm. I have chosen to write about the approaching India Immersion project.
Last May, over 30 students went through a rigorous selection process for the project. Out of these 30, 12 were chosen. I was one of the luckier ones. When I was told I was picked, I was absolutely delighted. I could see how disappointed the students that didn’t were. Then we began to hold weekly meetings. In these meetings we watched video clips and looked at photos from previous trips. Most of these photos were shocking which gave me cause to become nervous. As a group we have become closer because we know that when we get to India we will need all the support we can get from each other. We have held many meetings and discussions since we were chosen and now, with 4 weeks to go, I am extremely eager to begin the project. I am looking forward to the challenge and I am still wondering whether I will be able for it or not. I know that the sights I am going to see will be horrific but the experience will be once in a lifetime. I realise now how close the trip is, I have just applied for my visa and I am receiving my vaccinations today.