Monday, 25 February 2013

Lollipop Day:)

On Friday all Transition Years and LCVP students went into town for Lollipop Day. I was in a group with Katie, Lisa and Shauna. We all went to the Powerscourt Shopping Centre and were given a bucket with a pink balloon attached to it. We headed off with our hats and t-shirts on and began our collecting. We asked people to support Lollipop Day and to help prevent Oesophageal Cancer by buying a lollipop and a badge. Although it was very cold we all had great fun and really enjoyed fundraising for such a wonderfull charity.



Thursday, 21 February 2013

Drumming Workshop :)

This week all T.Y.'s had a drumming workshop. Class Cinealtas had it on Tuesday. We went down to the music room with our class teacher and met Dave, who worked for Jabba Jabba Jembe Percussion Workshops. We all got a Jembe drum each and were taught different songs. We practiced different songs and then were taught words to an African song. Some of the girls recorded our class singing the song and playing the drums. I really enjoyed this workshop because it was great fun and we got to learn a lot about the African culture and the songs they sing to celebrate many different  occasions.


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Hair Couture :)

All TY's have a class of Mini-Company. I am in a group of ten: Liz, Lisa, Ciara, Kate, Kelsey, Orla, Shauna, Sarah, Eve and myself. Our Mini-Company is Hair Couture, a step by step hairstlye book. This week we found out that we made it through to the county final. Everyone in my group were very excited and we are all really looking forward to the competition.

Sci Fest Project :)

Myself and Lisa have been doing our SciFest project since September and our title is 'The growth of grass in different soil samples'. We got soil samples from six counties: Donegal, Cork, Tipperary, Mayo, Cavan and Wicklow. We planted 30 grass seeds in the soil samples and watered the soil every second day. We had to do a booklet where we wrote our results, conclusions, recomendations and other important information in relation to our experiment. We also had to make a poster to display our information for when the judges come to decide who proceeds further into the competition. I really enjoyed doing this project with Lisa as we both have an interest in Biology and nature.