Thursday, 16 May 2013

Irish Trip :)

On Friday the 10th of May all Transition Year students went to Scoil Eanna in P.Pearse Museum in Rathfarnom. We got a tour of the museum and I found it very interesting learning about Irish history. We then went and watched a video about the history of the school and it was very interesting learning the school and the people who went there. After watching the video we got a tour of the gardens and learned about the trees that were in the garden. Unfortunately a lot of the trees are dying from different diseases and fungi, which is sad because these trees have been there for years.

These are some images from Scoil Eanna, P. Pearse Museum:
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Friday, 10 May 2013

My End of Year I.T. Project- Traditional Irish Musical Instruments :)

This is my end of year I.T. project and my video is about Traditional Irish Musical Instruments. I hope you all enjoy watching my video as I put a lot of effort into it!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Swim a Mile :)

On Friday, all Transition Year and LCVP students went to the National Aquatic Centre for the annual 'Swim A Mile with a Smile'. When we arrived we were given a short talk about the day and then went to get changed. When we went out onto the bank we where put into our lanes. Everyone put in a great effort and we swam 27 miles in total. After our swimming we went to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. We went for our lunch and then went for a luck around the shops. Everyone had a great day and it was a lot of fun :)


Thursday, 2 May 2013

Gaisce Hike :)

On the 26th of April 33 Transition Year students and three teachers went to the Wicklow Mountains for our Gaisce Hike. When we were on the bus, everyone was very excited for what was ahead of us. When we arrived at Kippure we brought our suitcases into a room and then started straight away on our hike. The hike took us about 3:30 hours. When we got back we were put into our houses. I was in a big house with 15 girls in it. I shared a room with Katie, Liz, Lisa, Shauna and Chanice and we had great fun. We ate our dinner with everyone in our living room and stayed up late talking to everyone. We woke up early Saturday morning and ate our breakfast  Everyone was busy getting ready for the hike and packing their bags. We headed out for our long hike which took us 5 hours. On the bus home it was much quieter than on the way but everyone had a great weekend and were very proud of themselves.

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Deirdre agus Naoise :)

In Irish, we have been doing a play since Christmas called Deirdre agus Naoise. On Friday we preformed our play for 5th Years, T.Y.'s and 2nd Years. Everyone in class Cinealtas had a role in our play. We all had great fun preforming this play and it was lovely to show it to year groups during Seachtain na Gaeilge :)

Pope Francis

On Wednesday the 13/03/2013 shortly after 6pm we found out that a new Pope was elected, Pope Francis. In religion in school, we had to guess what day the new Pope would be eleceted and would be entered into a draw to win an Easter egg. I said that he would be elected on Thursday, unfortunately I was incorrect. I watched the Pope coming out onto the balcony and prayed with the crowd of people who had gathered to see the new Pope.


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Reatreet :)

This week all Transitions Years went to Tallaght for our reatreet to the  Dominican Retreat Centre. We got into a group of 13 and went into a room and spoke about our feelings of T.Y. and what it is like to be a 16 year old teenager and the challenges we face in our lives. I really enjoyed talking to the girls in my group and I got to learn more about the girls in my group :). We did an activity of saying something nice about everyone in our group. I really enjoyed this activity as I got to hear what people think about me:).
I had a great day on my reatreet and look forward top next years one :)