Transition Year students enjoyed a lovely retreat at Ballintubber with teachers Ms Doyle and Ms Clesham. They participated in workshops and spiritual reflections with Fr Frank , Maeve and Colin. They thoroughly enjoyed three miles of the Tochar walk . It was a very successful day and great credit is due to the students on their respectful participation throughout the day . The hot chocolate and the goodies were well received by all!
Yesterday our Transition Year class 4A conducted their Geographical Fieldstudy. It was made all the more enjoyable by the glorious temperature of 19 degrees on Silverstrand. Just fresh off the plane from the tour in Italy all the class were motivated to measure beach fabric, analyse beach slope and find wind and wave speed to name a few tasks. Well done to all of 4A and Ms. Canny & Ms. Maher for assisting.
Our TYs completed their golf lessons today in Dunmore Golf Club. Thanks to Dan O Connor, Assistant PGA Professional @danoconnorpga for the excellent advice and guidance provided to our students (and 1 or 2 staff). Special thanks also to Niall Cloonan, for his assistance and help in the organisation of the lessons.
Day 2 of our trip brought us to the beautiful city of Venice, where we had a guided walking tour of the city streets, followed by a tour of a glass factory and then some time for retail therapy. An enjoyable day made even better by lovely weather. Today, we are off for a fun day of rollercoasters at Gardaland, an amusement park with 32 various rides for the students (and the teachers) to enjoy!
At midnight yesterday, our TYs headed off on their tour to Italy. They have a busy itinerary for the next few days, which include visits to a Verona, Venice, lake Garda, Malcesine and Gardaland and a few other excursions.
On day 1, we traveled to Verona to visit a Roman Arena and Juliet’s house and then went for a boat trip on lake Garda. After a good night’s rest, today we are on the way to Venice.
At midnight last night, our TYs headed off on their tour to Italy. They have a busy itinerary for the next few days, including visits to a Verona, Venice, lake Garda, Malcesine and Gardaland and a few other excursions. We are currently enroute to Verona to visit a Roman Arena and Juliet’s house and get some well needed breakfast.
Ms. Scarry and 32 Transition Years participated in a Taster Day hosted by GMIT for TY students. They went to a variety of workshops and lectures and got to experience students life on campus and in the canteen. Workshops in engineering, hotel, catering and tourism, hospitality, retail and cookery demonstrations were very popular. It was also lovely to meet DCS past pupils who are enjoying college life and preparing for their end of year exams.