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TY Update Jan/Feb


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

After completing an adapted sports module in PE, a group of our Transition Year students participated in the South East Wheelchair basketball tournament in Carraiganore. It was the first time the students had used a wheelchair and had to try to get used to using the chair and then try to play basketball. They started poorly in their first match and weren’t sure how best to work the court. However they improved game by game winning the next four games on the trot. They won their way through to the final against a strong Thomastown team but played great basketball by the time they reached the final. As a result of their progress through to the final, they have now qualified for the National finals which will take place in the National Basketball Arena in a couple of weeks.


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 


The first group of our five TY groups took part in the Under the Sea workshop this week. The workshops
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

The students are continuing in earnest with their parish and community work as part of the John Paul II Award. They assisted with activities for Ardscoil na Mara Catholic Schools Week and participated in a celebration Mass in honour of Religious Orders in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore in the Waterford Cathedral on Feb 3rd.


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