In conjunction with the national ‘Blue September’ campaign our transition year students have been busy raising both awareness and funds to support the fight against men’s cancer. Last week fourth year pupils spoke to each of the class groups about how healthy lifestyles can reduce the risk of cancer in later life and also informed students about the different types of cancer that affect men. The transition years will also be organising a ‘jersey day’ this Friday, the proceeds of which will be donated to cancer research. To help promote ‘Blue September’ Tipperary captain , Brendan Maher, also visited the school last Thursday.
Our senior hurlers continued their preparations for their first round encounter against St. Flannan’s, on October the first, by playing useful challenge games last week against St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny and Our Lady’s of Templemore.
Our under 16 ½ hurlers were also in action last week. They took on Midleton C.B.S. in a worthwhile practice game last Tuesday.
On Wednesday 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.
On Thursday and Friday of last week our transition year students participated in a team building and decision making workshop delivered by Ger O Shea of ‘Eagle’s Flight’. Divided into teams of five the students competed in a range of survival-orientated simulations designed to encourage planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The students really enjoyed the event.
On Thursday and Friday of last week our first year students attended a study skills session delivered by educational specialists, ‘Super Generation’. The introductory level seminar focused on how our memory works and the pupils learnt a variety of different memory enhancement techniques including proper note taking and the use of mind maps. The students also learnt about the importance of planning and they filled out a sample study and revision timetable.
Gaelic Games Promotion Day
C.B.S. Thurles has organised a Gaelic Games Promotion Day which is aimed at fifth and sixth class boys who want to improve their skills in both football and hurling. The event will take place between 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the second of October in Semple Stadium and Dr. Morris Park. A host of Tipperary G.A.A. stars will attend on the day and assist with the coaching. For further information you can contact the school at : 0504-22054.Filmmaking CourseLast week some of our transition year pupils participated in a filmmaking course which was provided by past pupil, Eamonn Shanahan. The course focused on all aspects of filmmaking including: script writing, editing, directing, acting, lighting and camerawork. The students then produced their own three minute film. The students really enjoyed this fun and creative workshop.
The school would like to wish the best of luck to all eight of our past pupils as they prepare for this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling Final replay.