Shane Lynch, a transition year student, has received the opportunity to go to Strasbourg for four days next year. He will visit the European Parliament and will take part in Euroscola, a youth parliament, and participate in discussions on a number of topicsabout the European Union.
This year I started a new subject called ‘Product Design’, with Mr. O’Brien. This subject is a new one for me going into transition year.
Originally, we were meant to go to the Ploughing Championships on Wednesday the 19th of September. However, due to the weather conditions it was called off and we had to turn back after driving for 3 hours.
Since the beginning of transition year we have been doing home economics on a Thursday afternoon for a double with Ms. Moore.
We are doing Chinese as a language this year with Ms. Sheridan. we learn about the Chinese culture, the foods and the history of the country.
From the 10th - 12th of October we went on a trip to Achill Island just off the Mayo coast. We departed the school at 8:30 on Wednesday – with a 5 and half hour bus journey to Achill.
Last Monday on the 21 st of October, we got the chance to go to the Claire Byrne Live show in the RTE studio, with the 5th year politics class.
Hi! We are Alejandro Repiso and David Carulla, and we are Spanish exchange students, one from Valladolid and another one from Mallorca, we are studying here this year.
For many years now groups of mainly Transition year Students with their teachers have visited Schillong in North East India and helped develop and support a school for underprivileged children from its humble beginnings.
A large crowd attended the Transition Year presentation night on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 in the school. Ciaran Brennan, Neil Holdcroft and Peter Finegan all made presentations about the Erasmus + project, including the work they carried out and their trip to Italy in early March this year. Students were presented with a gift bag commemorating their participation in the project, which contained pens, a USB key, notepad and mouse mat.
Transition Year students in Mr. McDonagh’s class are investigating the uses of sustainable materials as insulation. The students created a timber model of a house, complete with cavity in the external walls. The students will add layers of different materials as insulation and record the temperatures within the house. Results of this experiment will be shown at the Transition Year Presentation night at the end of the month.
Over the past two months, Mr. McDonaghs Transition Year Science class have been researching, designing and constructing hot boxes for sick animals.