Our Transition Year students welcomed Conor Flood from Volleyball Ireland to our school this week. Our students, as part of their PE programme took part in a Volleyball Coaching Course so that they can develop their leadership skills. They will now coach our younger students to prepare them for competition after Christmas.
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!