Transition Year Expo 2015 On Wednesday last, our transition year pupils attended the highly informative TY Expo in The HUB, Kilkenny. The primary objective of the Expo was to inform students of the myriad opportunities that await them in transition year and to inspire them to get involved and make the most out of their time in TY. There were over one hundred exhibitors present on the day encouraging students to partake in a wide variety of fields. There were stalls there promoting political parties, charities, sporting organisations, ecological programmes, computer programming, businesses and careers, self-defence, mental health, creative writing, adventure activities, youth organisations and a host of other interests. The students really enjoyed the exhibition and hopefully it will have inspired them to make the most of transition year. After all, as the Expo handbook stated, in TY ‘ You get out what you put in’. U.L.A.C.
On Friday last , September the eighteenth, our transition year students paid a visit to the University of Limerick Activity Centre in Killaloe. Students partook in a wide variety of both land and water based activities which included canoeing, kayaking, climbing, team-building exercises and the ‘high ropes’ obstacle course. Despite the showers, a great time was had by all.
On Thursday last, the seventeenth of September, sixth year students attended the ‘Higher Options’ information day at the R.D.S. in Dublin. There were exhibitions from all the third level institutions in the U.K. and Ireland as well as helpful lectures on different career choices. An enjoyable and informative day was had by all.
Hurling On Tuesday last our Dean Ryan panel played Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG in a useful challenge game while, on the same day, our Harty panel took on De la Salle in a practice match. Ger Carey Our transition year students visited The Source last Thursday to watch Ger Carey’s new stand-up routine which is aimed at teenagers. Carey’s hilarious show gently pokes fun at teenagers by shining a light on their interests, worries and behaviour. The transition years really enjoyed this highly entertaining show.
First Year Hurling Competition
On Friday last our first year pupils took part in the annual blitz against teams from The Abbey C.B.S. Our entire cohort of first years traveled to Tipperary town where they were divided into teams of twelve. Each team played several games over the course of the morning with points being allocated to winning teams and then totaled up to reveal the winners. Thankfully, Thurles won the competition and retained the James O’ Donoghue Perpetual Trophy. ‘Well done’ also to the fourth year pupils who managed the teams and refereed and umpired the games.