Thursday, 29 November 2012

I.T. Class :)

Today I learnt how to embed a video onto my TY Blog in I.T. class. This is a video of The Script with their song 'The Hall of Fame'.


Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Simon Community :)

On Thursday, Ms O'S. gave us a talk on The Simon Community. She told us about how she became involved with the organisation. It was very interesting to listen to how she helped the people through art. She told us that we could get involved through other means than just soup kitchens. I really liked the pictures that she helped them paint. The building which they are displayed on in Cork looks very colourful and full of life. I found our talk very beneficial as I learned how something small that I would be able to offer, would be of great benefit to the people and the community.


Thursday, 15 November 2012

Irish Debating :D

Today, Ciara, Orla and myself headed to a school in Bray, where our Irish debating competition was being held. Our motion was 'Senators and TD's should be able to choose the clothes that they wear in the Dáil', our team was for the motion. The captain of our team is Ciara, I am our second speaker and Orla is our third and final speaker. We had a great opportunity to practice our debate on numerous occasions throughout the day, thanks to Ms B. It was great having this opportunity to practice as it was of great benefit to us in our debate.
We arrived at our destination for our debate and went to practice our motion before the debate officially began. We ran through everything and were feeling confident, when a teacher from the hosting school came to retrieve us to bring us to the main hall where the debate was being held. Ms B. was there which was great as we had an opportunity to ask her any questions before the debate began. There were four groups including us, each with three representatives, from schools in Dublin and Wicklow and Kildare.
We were the third school up and our points very strong. Each of us felt both very nervous and excited when we were about to step up to the podium. All of the students who debated had excellent arguments and put a lot of time and effort into their debates.
In the end it was announced that two teams won, and to our delight we were one of those teams. Myself and my team mates were absolutely delighted with our hard work. We are very happy to be able to say that we are progressing onto the next round and we would like to thank Ms B. for all of her hard work and we greatly appreciate it!


Thursday, 8 November 2012

Mini-Company Trip :)

Today all TY's embarked on a journey to Odeon cinema in Naas for our Mini-Company workshop. When we arrived we went into the cinema theatre. There were three other schools at the workshop and we were all seated according to our schools. We were waiting for along time for the woman to come to begin the workshop. A teacher came into the theatre and informed us that unfortunately the woman was taken to hospital this morning and therefor the workshop was cancelled. On a good note we were told that we would now be able to watch the new James Bond film 'Skyfall'. Everyone who was at the cinema became very excited with this news.
After watching the action packed film, we left the theatre all discussing with each other how much we enjoyed it. When we got into the foyer of the cinema we were all given a goody bag filled with popcorn, jelly's, 7up and a Madagascar drink beaker. Everyone was shocked and delighted when this was presented to us. The trip back to the school was full of chat about the film and of how nice it was to be given the lovely goody bags. We had an amazing trip to Odeon Cinema in Naas and I really enjoyed my time there :)