Transition Year Activities

15 & 16 Sept (TY1 & 2),2 & 3 Oct (TY3 & 4)
Law Education for Schools

All students were 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.Both groups staged a mock trial in
Ennis Court House.

23 Sept 2014 National Ploughing

All TY students attended the National Ploughing
Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois which
showcased Irish Food, Farming and Culture.

30 Sept 2014 Bord Bia

Bord Bia hosted a workshop for all TY students.
This involved an information sesion on
Nutrition, the Irish Food Industry and
Speciality Foods.The cookery demonstration
comprised 3 dishes(lamb, beef ,eggs) all
quality assured.

4 Oct 2014 NUIG Open Day

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

11 Oct 2014 UCC Open Day

TY students attended this Open Day. They had
the opportunity to attend introductory
lectures, visit exhibition stands and tour the

7 - 10 Oct 2014 Horizon AdventureCentre,
Kilavalley, Westport, Co. Westport

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

13 - 17 Oct 2014 Cheerios Childline
Brealkfast Together Week

Our TY class organised this fun charity
breakfast event for all Junior classes. All
monies raised support the ISPCC Childline

17 Oct 2014 Be Part of It Expo

All TY students attended Expo in Glor hosted by
Clare Volunteer Centre who are aiming to
actively support volunteering among students
for 2014/15.

Oct 2014 School Bank

A school bank is now being run by TY1 students
on behalf of the Bank of Ireland who
interviewed applicants for positions and who
provided training. The Bank opened in school on
Thursday 16 October.

Clare Comhairle na nOg

10 TY students represented the school at this
local showcasing event held in the Oakwood
Arms. The main aim of the event is to give
young people the opportunity to discuss and
debate matters of relevance to them in their

4 Nov 2014 Attending "The Best of Ger Carey
Live" in Glór

Date to be confirmed Lyric FM "Making

Lyric FM Education and Outreach programme
involves making classical music based radio
programmes. A mobile radio studio is brought to
the school and the fundamental aspects of radio
programme making are discussed.The programme
was facilitated by Lorcan Murray and Eddie

8 Nov 2014 UCD Open Day

TY students attended this Open Day. They had
the opportunity to attend introductory
lectures, visit exhibition stands and tour the

15 Nov 2014 Pathology Department Open Day
9.30 1.00pm -
Limerick Regional Hospital

This event took place in conjunction with the
"Labs are Vital" initiative organised through
the Academy of Medical Laboratory Science in
partnership with Abbott Diagnostics, and as
part of National Pathology Week, Ireland.

Students were shown around the various
Laboratory disciplines, namely Biochemistry,
Blood Transfusion, Haematology, Histology and
Microbiology, and got an insight into the
function and role of these areas.

Radiography Presentation Afternoon, Limerick
Regional Hospital

A group of TY students attended this
information session and tour of the
Radiography department in Limerick Regional

Driving Tuition

Students (in groups of three) have started
driving lessons with Tim Kelly School of

20 Nov 2014 Bank of Ireland Bond Trader

15 TY 1 students currently running our school
bank took part in the inaugural BOI Bond Trader
Challenge held in Thomond Suite, Thomond Park,
The evening began with an overview of markets
and trading by BOI Head of Pensions &
Investments.Students then participated in the
Bond Trader Challenge responding to real market
scenarios and making decisions on how to manage
their own bond portfolio.

26 - 29 Nov 2014 School Musical

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

6 Dec 2014 TCD Open day

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

15 - 19 Dec 2014 Community Work

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

19 March 2015 Visit to Roche

During this visit on Thursday afternoon TY
students were provided with a Chemistry
overview and an Engineering presentation
followed by a site tour.

19,20, 21 & 22 Jan 2015 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.

30 January Tyndall Lecture
Our TY Physics class attended Sue McGrath's
lecture entitled "Technology Rocks" in UL.

5 February 2015 SOAR workshop TY1-4
SOAR deliver early intervention wellness
programmes for young people...building self-
confidence, self belief and emotional

19 Mar, 16 & 30 April: On being an
Archaeologist for a day

Clare Museum offer this Geography programme to
secondary schools. Students will get a chance
to examine artefacts up close and learn the
scientific techniques used by Archaeologists
for dating finds, testing soil and extracting
artefacts from the ground through fun hands on

3 & 3 March 2015 Songschool (TY1)
4 & 5 March 2015 Songschool (TY2)
9 & 10 March 2015 Songschool (TY3)
11 & 12 March 2015 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

10 March 2015 Visit to LM Ericsson
30 TY students had the opportunity to visit LM Ericsson's Software Campus in Cornamaddy, Athlone. Through a series of short interesting and interactive presentations as well as a campus tour we learned how ICT is transforming the way billions of people work, play and communicate.

12 March YSI Regional Speakout
Our 4 TY classes attended the Regional Speakout in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary I with their 4 projects - "Make up your Mindfulness", "Trebled Teens", "Beer Pressure", "Know Safety No Injury, No Safety Know Injury".

13 March 2015 Selma
As part of their History programme all TY students had the opportunity to watch Selma in Ennis Movieplex.

20 March 2015 Sleepover
All TY students participated again in the annual "In School Sleepover" .All funds raised are donated to a local charity. This year's nominated charity is "The Irish Cancer Society".

23 - 27 March 2015 Work Placement

9 March 2015 (TY1 & TY2)11 March 2015 (TY3 &
4) Geographic Investigation Burren

As part of Geography, students undertook 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
fullunderstanding under the guidance of Colin
Bunce from the Burren

14 May 2015 Visit to Criminal Courts of
Justice, Kilmnainham Gaol and The Irish Aid

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.
In the afternoon TY students will have a guided
tour of Kilmainham Gaol and spend some time in
the museum. The tour of Kilmainham is
facilitated by Heritage Ireland.TY will also
have the opportunity to visit the Irish Aid
Centre on this date.

8 May 2015 To Kill a Mockingbird
Attending Christopher Sergel's adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin.

May 2015 YSI Showcase

End of May 2015 Portfolio Assessment

End of May 2015 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.