Some 22 youngsters enjoyed an eight-day Irish-Manx exchange.
Last year, a partnership was made between Griese Youth Theatre in Ballitore and the Youth Arts Centre in Douglas, and saw the groups stage Footloose the Musical at the Gaiety Theatre. The groups met in Ireland this year, with the trip ending in a performance of On Track, which explores mental health, culture, peer pressure, friendship and ambition.
Activities also included a trip to Dublin Zoo, watching the Dublin Tenement experience, scriptwriting, voice workshops, storytelling, set design, exploration of the Quakers in Ireland, and Gaelic and Irish music and culture.
The trip was funded by Leargas, the national agency in Ireland for the Youth in Action programme.