Transition Year Activities

17 Sept Cycle Training
Cycle Training for each TY class will take
place with Róisin Garvey of An Taisce Green
Schools as follows: TY1 9.15-10.45, TY2 11.00-
12.30, TY3 1.30-2.45, TY4 2.45-4.00


28 & 29 Sept (TY1 & 2),30 Sept & 1 Oct (TY3
& 4)
Law Education for Schools


All students will be given a unique insight
into law as seen through the eyes of a
practising barrister. Law Education for Schools
places emphasis on teaching the student the
skill of advocacy. All groups will stage a Mock
Trial.

22 Sept 2015 National Ploughing
Championships


All TY students will attend the National
Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co.
Laois which showcases Irish Food, Farming and
Culture.

2 Oct 2015 NUIG Open Day

TY students will attend this Open Day.They will
have the opportunity to attend introductory
lectures, visit exhibition stands and tour the
campus.

10 Oct 2015 UCC Open Day

TY students will attend this Open Day. They
will have the opportunity to attend
introductory lectures, visit exhibition stands
and tour the campus.

6 - 9 Oct 2015 Horizon Adventure Centre,
Kilavalley, Westport, Co. Westport


Students will take part in a multi-activity
programme including surfing, kayaking,climbing
Croagh Patrick, zipwire,Jacobs ladder, high
ropes, archery and various team building tasks.


Oct 2015 School Bank

A school bank will now be run by TY3 students
on behalf of the Bank of Ireland who
interview applicants for positions provide
training.

3 Nov 2015 All TY students will attend "The
Best of Ger Carey Live" in Glór



7 Nov 2015 UCD Open Day

TY students will attend this Open Day. They
will have the opportunity to attend
introductory lectures, visit exhibition stands
and tour the campus.

Driving Tuition

Students (in groups of three) will commence
driving lessons with Tim Kelly School of
Motoring in September.

23 - 28 Nov 2015 School Musical

TY students, together with all 4th years will
take part in our annual musical. This year's
show is Les Miserables.

5 Dec 2015 TCD Open day

TY students will attend this open day. They
will have the opportunity to attend
introductory lectures, visit exhibition stands
and tour the campus.

14 - 18 Dec 2015 Community Work

The purpose of this placement is to give
students an insight into the service providers
in the voluntary and community sector.


13,14 21 & 22 Jan 2016 Cardiac First
Responders Course


The purpose of this course is to enable
students to assess a collapsed casualty,
perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, how
to recognise the signs of choking and how to
recognise the signs of a heart attack and
stroke and to be able to provide treatment.


9 & 10 February 2016 Songschool (TY1)
11 & 12 February 2016 Songschool (TY2)
23 & 24 February 2016 Songschool (TY3)
25 & 26 February 2016 Songschool (TY4)

This workshop offers students a first hand
insight into life as a professional songwriter
/ musician and an overview of song writing and
the music business. Students write, perform and
record their own songs during a two day
workshop. Students will receive a CD with their
song(s), along with a “Songschool Certificate
of Participation".

11 - 15 April 2016 Work Placement

5 April 2016 (TY1 & TY2)19 April 2016 (TY3 &
4) Geographic Investigation Burren


As part of Geography, students will undertake a
study of Coastal Erosion. The emphasis is on
students doing practical work themselves, using
equipment and collecting data. The data
collected is analysed to ensure full
understanding under the guidance of Colin
Bunce from the Burren

10 May 2016 Visit to Criminal Courts of
Justice


TY classes will visit the Criminal Courts of
Justice.This visit is organised by the Courts
Service. A Barrister will stage a Mock Trial
for the class. Students will have the
opportunity to attend various court cases in
the complex.

May 2016 YSI Showcase


26 & 27 May 2016 Portfolio Assessment
Interviews


30 May 2016 TY Awards Night

The purpose of this night is to celebrate
students' efforts and achievements.There is a
display of students work completed throughout
the year. A number of students speak on their
experience of TY.This is followed by a
presentation of various certificates of
participation and achievement.