TY Newsletter Easter
TY Update w/c 5th March
It has been another busy week for Transition Years. All TYs had a trip to UCD, where they were given a talk about the courses available and then were given a tour of the campus.
Thanks to the Tramore Order of Malta who were back with us to do the first of their First Aid courses. It was great to see some former students back to help train the future.
Another invaluable activity which took place this week was a road safety day coordinated by Carrick Motor club and supported by An Garda Siochana. Jamie Kent talked about the aftermath of his car crash and the struggle he has had to endure as a result of his injuries. You could hear a pin drop during his talk. Other members of the motor club and the guards spoke about all areas of road safety. The students then got to see the difference between a road car and a rally car and were shown the importance of the safety belt. Thanks to all involved for such an important experience for the students.
The last two paired science classes finished this week with all 6th class students in Holy Cross having got an opportunity to participate in it. It’s great to having a connection with future students of the school.
From start to finish of the week, the TY students have been involved in the organisation of Seachtain na Gaeilge. This culminated in the Ceilí Mór in the hall on Friday.
TY students putting their finishing touches to their PE Xpo projects for Wednesday in DCU. The excitement is building.
TY Work Experience
Many thanks to all the businesses in Tramore, Waterford and beyond who have accommodated our students
over the last two weeks during their final work placement. We really appreciate your help.
South East Wheelchair basketball tournament
All Ireland Transition Drama Festival
4E, along with Mairéad Butler (4D) attended the 18th All Ireland Transition Drama Festival in Macroom in January. 4E competed in the ‘Light Entertainment’ category with their energetic take on the opening scene of ‘Grease’, while Mairéad Butler entered her play, ‘Group Chat’ in the ‘Drama’ category. The feedback from the adjudicator was excellent, with ‘Group Chat’ being praised for its ingenuity. The adjudicator suggested that Mairéad write a longer play, which is certainly a vote of confidence in her talents! The adjudicator was extremely impressed with ‘Grease’ and felt it was a strong contender for the final of the competition. He complimented 4E on their singing and dancing, as well as their bond as a group, which he felt contributed to the performance overall. We’ll watch this space to see if we get to the final in February!
Under the Sea Workshop
were led by two Marine Biologists and was very hands on. Students had the opportunity to dissect many
different sea creatures and to see some similarities with the human body.
John Paul II Award
TY students – 2018 Mini Business