Sunday, 20 January 2013

Mini Company :)

Today all TY's had to present their Mini Company projects. We had to set up a display in the hall showing our Hair Couture book and everything that we had to do to make our product. When the judges were going around I began to feel slightly nervous. The judges just asked us a few questions and then they went to their seats in the centre of the hall. They then began to take each group to go and tell them who each person was and what they contributed to the Mini Company. After every group had gone the judges took a few minutes to decide who would be rewarded with a small award and the groups that would be short listed for the competition. I was delighted when we were awarded with the innovation award for my class. We were also put on the short list for the competition. Everyone in my group was absolutely delighted that all of our hard work had payed off :)

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Art Project :)

We have started a new project with cassette tapes. We had to pick a famous person that we like, and sketch it. When we have it sketched out we cover the black pieces in our picture with cassette tapes. I decided that I would do Taylor Swift as I really like her music. I have never done art before and find it very challenging but I am really enjoying having the opportunity to try new subjects. I am hoping that my picture will turn out well. My fingers are crossed!

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Teddy Bear :)

This year all Transition Years have a class called T.Y. Design. We have been doing our Junk Kouture in this class but as it is finished we have started a new project of making a teddy bear. We started our teddy bear by pinning down the paper onto the material. We did this so we will be able to cut out our fabric. We have only had one class so there is not much for me to tell you about, but I will keep you updated on how it is going. We will also be making a little waist coat for our teddy bear with our partners material. I am really looking forward to having my teddy bear complete!


Friday, 11 January 2013

Work Experience :)

This week I started my second placement of work experience in a local veterinary centre. I started my day feeling slightly nervous but very excited. I went in and was greeted by Laura, my supervisor, and she brought me up to the staff room where she told me a nurse would come and get me. Finnbar, the owner of the veterinary centre, came and shook my hand and told me what I would be doing. Finnbar left to prepare for a surgery, and a nurse came in with a girl from college who I would be working with. We went into the surgery room and watched Finnbar preform three surgeries of neutering two dogs and one cat. This was really interesting as Finnbar asked us many questions in relation to the work he was doing. Finnbar also told us very interesting information about cats that I was unaware of. This was very good as I found I remembered the information better as I had to figure it out. We then watched a fat tumour being removed from a dog. This was very interesting as I got to inject the dog with anestetic before its removal. We then watched Finnbar drain fluid from a dog. This was interesting as we found out the duration, you would keep the tube used to drain the fluid from the body. We then watched the nurses go about their usual days of preparing animals for more surgeries and giving ill animals their medicine. One of the nurses was doing a dental check on a dog and discovered that one of his teeth would need to be pulled out by Finnbar. We then watched Finnbar pulling out the tooth.
I really enjoyed my work experience and found it very interesting. All of the vets and the nurses were very friendly and I am really looking forward to my next of work experience :)

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Young Scientist Trip:)

This week all TY's and Second Years headed to The Young Scientist Exhibition. When we reached the RDS arena we were aloud to walk around and view all of the projects that were on display. Three grills from my year had a project on display Corrie, Aisling and Lauren. We went to see their project. After looking at some of the student projects we decided to go and look at the exhibitions from colleges and major companies. We participated in many different experiments that they had taking place. It was really fun and we also received free gifts for participating and listening to what the people had to say. I also entered many competitions with hope of winning different prizes. We ate our lunch and then took another look at the student projects. Our day out went very quickly but I really enjoyed all of the different projects and had a great day. :)