Barcelonaaaaa β˜€οΈΒ 

This year for the school’s sun holiday tour, a group of over 60 students, accompanied by 8 teachers headed to Barcelona πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ 


The trip began Friday the 7th, bright and early we met up at the school, handed our passports over to whatever teacher’s group we were in, got on the bus and headed to the airport. Thankfully everyone got through security with no hassle, I always dread the security part, but never had any bother with it. We all grabbed a bite to eat, then boarded our plane around 10 that morning. 


When we landed the heat was lovely, because it wasn’t too warm but still nice enough at the same time, we got on yet another bus and headed straight from the airport to the Nou Camp football stadium, home of Barcelona FC. We got to walk around the stadium and it’s muesuem which I absolutely loved. After the tour around the stadium, we went ice skating in Nou Camp’s enjoining ice rink. Not to brag or anything but I only fell once and I’m quite proud of that. The ice was very slippy, again very proud I only fell the once. 


After ice skating, we got on our bus and went straight to the hotel in Salou, about an hour and a half away from the ice rink, and checked in. This is where it got really exciting, getting our rooms and unpacking for the days ahead..  we got changed and went to explore the hotel. We met so many Irish people on our travels because there were 12 other schools staying in the hotel.


That Friday night we went to the disco with our crew & all our new friends. Then Saturday morning back again with the early starts, breakfast and another bus trip. Saturday’s adventure was to Barcelona city. We visited famous buildings, did a walk around the city and got a boat trip. Barcelona has such a beautiful city and to experience all this with your friends is even better. The Saturday night when we got back to our hotels, we got dinner and headed for a walk in Salou.. 


Now to tell you about my favourite day, the Sunday. Sunday was Portaventura day, the most anticipated part of the trip. Everyone was so looking forward for the rollercoasters as was I. I have not one bit of fear in me when it comes to getting on one, but the screaming that comes afterwards is a whole different story. We bought express passes in the park and this was definitely the smarter option as the queues for the regular lines were serious long.. you would’ve ended up being sickened. 


Sunday night when we got back to our hotels, we got dinner and changed to head into Salou to the House of Ilusion Magic Show. I honestly wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. The magicians were brilliant and so talented, they put on a show that wasn’t for a second boring. 

We left Salou at 4 o clock on Monday morning, and as much as I didn’t wanna leave because I was having the time of my life.. I missed my mammy. 2 weeks later, all I wanna do is go back! It was such a brilliant holiday and getting to experience it all with my bestfriends and my new friends that I met while I was there was just amazing πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ’› ! 
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Laurentic , Laurentic , Laurentic πŸ›₯βš“οΈ

Our main focus in Transition Year this year, was The Laurentic Ship. The reason we got so invested in The Laurentic this year was due to the simple reason that it’s 100 years since the ship sank off coast of Fanad Head & we thought well why not become a part of the commenmoration along with family members of the people on the ship that night and people that have been interested in the story since it’s been told throughout the years..

We created pictures, maps, information sheets, poems and posters to do with the Laurentic and on Friday get to show off our work to the family members.

After that we will travel to the Guildhall in Derry for lunch and that night the media team ( after all their weeks of training ) will interview the family members at The Laurentic Restaurant also known as “The Ship” !

It has been wonderful being involved in such an outstanding piece of history and I’m very glad we got this opportunity thanks to our TY co-ordinator Ms Bradley with the help of fellow teachers.

Dancing On Ice β›Έ

  • TY and yet another road trip. Our journey continued to Belfast on Wednesday where we hit up an ice skating rink and the shops (of course lol!)


Not to brag or anything, but I didn’t fall once while ice skating. The Dancing On Ice crowd are even thinking about starting up the show again cause I was too good to miss.


With a ‘few’ falls along the way we all got the hang of it all pretty quickly, even with the falls we were all fit to stand for a photo afterwards.


Great bunch of people altogether β˜ƒοΈβ€οΈ

Journey continued then to Belfast city to explore the shops and hunt for last minute Christmas presents. Silent moment for me as I’ve none bought !

🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁

The day all over was brilliant from start to finish . I’m delighted that our TY class gets along so well and that we’re so close because it makes trips so much more great then !

My favourite trip to date.. not gonna lieπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Snow Many Cards β˜ƒοΈ

Last Sunday, Crana College hosted their 2nd Annual Christmas Market. The market included over 30 stalls, occupied by folks from the Buncrana community and TY’s. 


For our stall, my group, consisting of my friends Aislinn, Sarah, and Karen created Christmas Cards that were printed by BizzPrint. 

The cards turned out so well and we all had equal part in the selling and creating of the cards which I loved. Our mini business was called Snow Many Cards. Punny I know. 


Safe to say the market was a huge success and I’m delighted it went according to plan, definitely got everyone in the festive spirit β˜ƒοΈβ€οΈ 

Art Exhibition 🎨

Junior Cert Art was something I never thought I would live through. Dramatic as it sounds I was rubbish at drawing, so it’s the truth. This time last year I sat with the decision that every other Art student has to go through when it comes to exams. What theme to choose. Eventually I got a theme I really liked and the work load seemed less from there, Art is something I really enjoy and love, the painting and craft were my two favourite pieces, and I was thrilled when they featured in a local Art Exhibition. Goes to show hard work pays off and I couldn’t of done it without the help of my art teacher, Ms Reddin. Special thanks to her for putting up with me last year πŸŽ¨πŸ’šΒ 

Surfing πŸ„πŸΌ

Culdaff Beach basically the same as Bondi Beach in my opinion πŸ„πŸΌβœŒπŸ»

On Monday, our TY group headed down to the sunny side of life in Culdaff with our PE teacher MrMcMullan, to go surfing! 

When we arrived, we got our wetsuits on, got our surfboards, and headed to the water 🌊 We were instructed on what to do and what not to do, but there’s only so much practice you can do outside of the water! 


Before we headed into the water we got a team photo of course to show off how well our wetsuits suited us β˜€οΈβ›…οΈ


In the water I caught a few waves, but never was able to stand up on the board , it’s definitely a lot harder than it looks to surf but the waves were amazing πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

After surfing we had a BBQ on the beach which was great because we were all starving, then we roasted marshmallows which was very cute and they tasted delicious ! 😍


All over one of the best TY trips so far πŸ„πŸΌπŸŒŸ