All TY's attended a talk by nutritionist Evan Regan as part of their GAA Future Leader's Nutrition Module that they are completing in Home Economics.
Evan spoke about:
-His background to education pathway after leaving cert.
-Importance of nutrition for health, performance and mental health.
-Macro-nutrient Information (Protein, Carbohydrates & Healthy Fat).
-Fluid & Hydration Requirements.
-Portion Size Guides.
-Meal Timings for GAA Performance.
-Working in Sport (Mayo Senior Football Team, Mayo Under 20's Football Team, Mayo Senior Ladies Team, Mayo Senior Hurling Team).
-Starting his own business.
-Performance Nutritionist Tasks & Challenges in the industry.
Next week the whole school will take a weeks break. This Mid-Term will begin on Monday 17th of February and will end on Friday 21st of February. We wish you all a great Mid-Term Break!!
Today the TY students, along with over 1,600 other TY's, attended the AXA Road Safety Show held at Breaffy House Resort. The AXA road safety road show used graphic crash imagery to tell the story of how a night out ended in tragedy and permanent disability for one young driver.The students also heard from a funeral undertaker, a family member of a deceased road traffic accident victim, a car crash survivor, and others, on the real-life, tragic, consequences of dangerous driving.
This talk certainly helped the students to learn about the seriousness of safety when driving and realise the real-life consequences of taking risks on the road.
During February, our TY's went on a trip to Lough Key Adventure Center, Roscommon. We went to Lough Key to take part in Boda Borg. Boda Borg is a game made up of a series of rooms that need to be solved. You can solve these puzzles to advance to the next room in the game. These games can be mental or physical. Once you have solved the puzzle, you can stamp the card to prove that you finished the room. Our TY's enjoyed the day immensely.
Congratulations to the four teams that got through to the regional finalists!
Havin' a Ball (made from balls)- Lucy McHugh, Nora McNicholas and Amelia Niemczycka
Let Your Mind Blossom (made from mental health posters)- Amy Davitt, Sarah and Rioghna
Fanning the Flames (made from cards)- Anna Walsh, Elisha Gately, Amy Collins, Shawna Conway and Chloe Stevenson
Out of Cone-trol (made from ice-cream cones)- Hannah Donnelly, Riona Timothy and Roisin Hannon
Over the last week all TY students took part in a Disabilty workshop run by Katie and Yvonne. The workshop offered students the opportunity to challenge their views on what exactly "disability" was, learn about the barriers that exist in our society which prevents full inclusion and discussed ways they could fix it. The students took part in a number of activites such as, wheelchair races, putting shapes into boxes while blindfolded and tying shoelaces with gardening gloves on.
Junk Kouture is an art competition where the participants design and create an outfit out of junk. This competition aims to reduce waste and promote recycling. Our TY's have created many amazing dresses out of materials such as Popcorn, Wires, Potatoes, Glasses and so many more unique ideas. Please follow all of these amazing groups on Instagram to see how all of their hard work as paid off. We wish you all good luck and hopefully all of our groups will get through to the next round of the competition.
Our TY's went down to the Citywest Hotel in Dublin today to attend the Cycle Against Suicide Convention. The day was filled with different guest speakers such as Dudley Farrell, who talked to us about resilience, Fiona Flynn who informed us about the importance of body image and social media. there was also a special guest speaker from the Munster and Ireland Rugby team, Alan Quinlan. He talked to us about building a good mental state of mind. There was also amazing music and entertainment provided for us from groups such as St. Joseph's Tulla, Wolff, United Vibe and Chasing Abbey. We all immensely enjoyed our day out and feel like we all benefited from learning more about our mental health.
Over the last week, our Ty's have been taking part in a law workshop led by barrister James Fahy. This involved two jam-packed days filled with information on civil and criminal law, stories about previous cases and even some role playing! Needless to say, its converted some of our Ty's into future lawyers!
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Christmas holidays start on the 23rd and we're back to school on the 6th of January
This year’s Transition Year Musical was “All Shook Up” which featured all the classic hits of Elvis. It included songs like “Heartbreak Hotel”, “ Jailhouse Rock” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. We began rehearsals straight away with Donna Ruane, the director of the show, Ms. Lee, the musical director and Jason Guthrie, the choreographer.
Finally, on Wednesday the 27th we performed “All Shook Up” for the first time. We did a matinee for the local primary and secondary schools and an evening show open to the public. Our final show, was on the Thursday evening. We had three amazing performances and all the girls enjoyed a trip to Supermac’s after the final show. Once it was over, we all felt like we had accomplished something amazing . From the editorial team here and all the Transition Year students we would like to thank Ms. Lee, Donna Ruane , Jason Guthrie, Ms. Geary, Ms. Flannery and everyone else who was involved in making this show such a success.
Happy Halloween! We hope everyone enjoys their mid-term and takes a much needed break from school!
Mid-term starts on Monday the 28th of October and school restarts on Friday the 1st of November
Over 80 TY students took a trip down to Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow to take part in the National Ploughing Championship 2019. The National Ploughing Championship is a rural event that revolves around showing off different products and businesses that are related to life in the Irish countryside. Many different companies set up stalls during this event to showcase their work and increase interest in their business.
The overall consensus was that it's a very enjoyable experience and the TY students returned home late that night with a smile on their face and their bags full of freebies!
On the 3rd and the 4th of September, many of our school’s Transition Year students took a bus down to Killary Adventure Center in Connemara, Co. Galway to spent an amazing two days there, taking part in plenty of new unique activities such as Kayaking, Gorge Walking, Orienteering, Raft Building, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, High Ropes, Giant Swing and of course The Turf Challenge.
We have started this TY blog for a competition that the editorial team of this blog has signed up for. That competition is called School Digital Champions. This competition aims to promote the use of technology in schools nationwide. As part of this competition we have created this TY blog and have plans to make four different E-Newsletters throughout the year. We hope this competition will improve our digital skills!