Last Thursday all Fourth Years went on their annual summer day out to Fota Island. They then went to Cork City to do a bit of shopping. In the end everyone had a grear day and enjoyed themselves.
The transition years are heading away tomorrow morning on their day trip to cork which was organised by the TY committee and the ty co-ordinator Mr McKenna. They will first be heading into Fota Wildlife Park for and tour and then off into Cork city for a bit of shopping. Everyone is excited and cant wait to get going!
All of us here at Topbutton hope it all goes well for them and that the weather is good. We wish them the best and that they have a great time together!
On Friday the 4th of may some of the transition year students will be taking on the task of climbing to the topof Croagh Patrick which is a total height of 2507 feet high and starts at sea level. Mr Mc Kenna organised the trip and he will also join them on the climb up.
All of us here at Topbutton wish them the best of luck and hope the all get to the top!
On the 17th and 18th of April all the first years took part in a day trip to UL. They participated in both indoor and outdoor activities which included kayaking, canoeing, rafting, obstacle courses and orienteering. Although both of the days started off wet and dreary the girls continued to take part in all the fun and games. They arrived home wet, tired and cold but all they had to say was that it was great fun and they would do it all again.
Thanks to all who helped to organise it!
On Tuesday 24th the TY Enterprise class will be heading to UCC for an awards ceremony in which students from our class were invited to after writing a 1,500 essay on their experience in the Enterprise class.
On the 27th of March, a group of students from both 4th and 5th year went on a history trip up to Dublin, accompanied by Ms. O’Grady and Ms.Punch. Whilst being in Dublin we visited many historical places, all in relation to the 1916 rising. Amongst these places we visited was Collins Barracks, Arbour Hill Cementry which is the last resting place of 14 of the executed leaders of the insurrection of 1916, and many others.
This was a very interesting and educational trip as we learnt many interesting and shocking facts about the 1916 Rising and also that of the 1916 Ireland. And all in all I think that I can say for many that it was a very worthwhile and enjoyable trip.
On the 26th of March, the transition year students were invited to the viewing of a new movie in Storm cinemas…but the catch was that it was in French. This outing was organised by the TY coordinater Mr. McKenna. We departed the school early in the morning and we returned just after lunch, which we had the enjoyment of eating at McDonalds. The movie was roughly two hours long and the main characters were that of a horse, an indian and a cowboy. The movie was very enjoyable and entertaining. And although we couldn’t make out some of the words, luckally for us the movie had subtitles!
Attention all future skiers!
Our lucky transition year students indulge into their second week of work experience! Some of the students will continue in there current work places but for many changing, it’s an opportunity to try a different aspect of work. We hope that our students are enjoying this experience and we’ll see them again after mid-term break !
TYs taking part in the Gaisce Awards:
Please keep Fri 20 April free for your venture activity. You will be doing a 30km hill walk in the Burren on Friday and Saturday 20 & 21 April. This will be organised by those taking part when you come back after the midterm. Hope all your other Gaisce activities are going well.