Thursday, 21 March 2013

Deirdre agus Naoise :)

In Irish, we have been doing a play since Christmas called Deirdre agus Naoise. On Friday we preformed our play for 5th Years, T.Y.'s and 2nd Years. Everyone in class Cinealtas had a role in our play. We all had great fun preforming this play and it was lovely to show it to year groups during Seachtain na Gaeilge :)

Pope Francis

On Wednesday the 13/03/2013 shortly after 6pm we found out that a new Pope was elected, Pope Francis. In religion in school, we had to guess what day the new Pope would be eleceted and would be entered into a draw to win an Easter egg. I said that he would be elected on Thursday, unfortunately I was incorrect. I watched the Pope coming out onto the balcony and prayed with the crowd of people who had gathered to see the new Pope.


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Reatreet :)

This week all Transitions Years went to Tallaght for our reatreet to the  Dominican Retreat Centre. We got into a group of 13 and went into a room and spoke about our feelings of T.Y. and what it is like to be a 16 year old teenager and the challenges we face in our lives. I really enjoyed talking to the girls in my group and I got to learn more about the girls in my group :). We did an activity of saying something nice about everyone in our group. I really enjoyed this activity as I got to hear what people think about me:).
I had a great day on my reatreet and look forward top next years one :)


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Intel :)

On Thursday, all Transition Years went to Trinity College for a talk about Intel. When we arrived we were split into groups of four and spoke to a woman who told us about the work that she does in Intel. We then were given some sandwiches for lunch which were very tasty. After our spot of lunch, we made our way into the auditorium and were given a talk about the work that Intel does and were shown a video of life inside the Intel factory in Leixlip. A women then spoke to us about her typical day of work, but told us that something different happens everyday and that is why she finds it so enjoyable. I really enjoyed our talk and found it very interesting :)


Mini Company Hair Couture Presentation :)

On Monday 04/03/2013 the two mini companies Williams Words and Hair Couture headed off to the Killashee House Hotel in Naas for the Kildare Enterprise Award. We arrived at the hotel at 10:00 am and went straight to getting our display set up. Once we were all happy with how our displays looked we then went to practice our presentation. We were all very nervous walking up to present our power point to 20 other mini companies and the three judges. Our presentation went very well and we were all very happy. We had a lovely lunch provided by the Killashee House Hotel. We had a long lunch break which gave us the opportunity of looking at the different companies from different schools in Kildare. It was a long day of watching all of the companies presentations but very enjoyable. The winners were announced and unfortunately my group, Hair Couture, didn't receive any awards. Congratulations to the group 'Williams Words' who received a display award due to their lovely 18th century themed display. Congratulations to all of the mini companies who made it through to the county final and to the group that will represent Kildare in the All- Ireland Competition.

SciFest Presentation :)

On Friday the 01/03/2013 all Transition Years and three Second Year groups, presented our SciFest projects. I did my project with Lisa and our project was 'The growth of grass in different soil samples'. We got soil samples from six different counties: Donegal, Cork, Tipperary, Wicklow, Mayo and Cavan. We grew grass in each of these soil samples and found that Donegal soil was the best for the growth of grass. From further research we found that Donegal was the best for growing grass due to the fact that the Donegal soil was the only soil that was naturally fertile. We found that if we had of used fertiliser in the other soil samples that the grass would have grown better. Unfourtunately our project did not get through to the competition but we had great fun doing our project :)