Last Tuesday, the 21st of March, our dance drama group performed in An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny as part of the Donegal ETB One Voice Choir show. Our Dance Drama piece was featured as the opening act because of our success in The Briery Gap Drama Festival. I absolutely adore performing our piece, and I’m very proud of our success as a group. After we performed the ‘One Voice’ choir performed. This choir was made up from all different ETB schools from across Donegal put together as one massive choir the end result was fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. It all over was a fabulous night..
Our Transition Year Art class just finished a two day workshop in the Sliabh Sneacht centre in Drumfries, with local textile artist, Bernie Murphy. We discussed our ideas with Bernie, to see what kind of piece we would like to create, she took all our ideas on board then we began making.
Everyone was busy working on their individual jobs. The finished piece will feature the story of the Laurentic & our story – how we got involved, what we learned and what we got out of it. I found the two days really interesting, it was relaxing and there was no pressure on us. We enjoyed doing our jobs and I even learned how to work a sewing machine, I didn’t do Home Ec for Junior Cert, so I was very far from a professional at it ! I had a great time and can’t wait to see the finished piece on display…
Unlike all the rest of our trips, last Wednesday’s was a lot different. TY’s along with the 5th year hit up Dublin with visits to Glasnevin Cemetery and Kilmainham Jail.
So instead of me explaining what we learned last Wednesday, basically a recap of our Irish history here’s two nice wee collages that sums up our entire day..enjoy !
Let’s face it, Transition Year is the best. Between projects, work experience and well the most important part the trips (joking!) 🌎
On Friday, as you can probably make out from the above picture, TY continued hitting the road with yet another trip, this time to the lovely corner of the world also known as Greencastle. There is no castle but I guess you could say it’s green. Anyway… we didn’t go to Greencastle to baffle about the lack of castles, we went to experience the hill walk of Inishowen Head.
The walk wasn’t actually life threatening.. it didn’t kill anyone and we all made it through with smiles as we knew when we dug into our Friday night takeaways we wouldn’t feel an ounce of guilt because let’s face it… we walked for 2 hours today.
Last Wednesday, the 14th of September, our year (TY and 5th years) received our Junior Cert Results. Everyone was really nervous, especially the ones that forgot the day was coming up! We received the results at half 12 and let’s just say no one was upset! Everyone was thrilled with how well they done and the teachers were too. Between the phone calls home to tell our parents how we got on and getting congratulated it was a great day altogether! ☺️☺️☺️