This week all the fourth years experienced what it would be like to be in a court room drama. James Fahy, a barrister, came to Partick on Wednesday, Victoire on Thursday and Loyola on Friday. We talked about all the different types of courts and Mr.Fahy told us some stories about some of the cases he had to deal with. It was an amazing experience and everyone enjoyed it. At the end of the day we got to experience what it would feel like to be in a court case. We had barristers, solicitors, witnesses and the accused. Mr.Fahy was the judge. It was really enjoyable and a lot of people left the R.E room with a new career choice in their heads.
A group of Laurel Hill students will attend a seminar next Tuesday in the Strand Hotel organised by Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge titled Buntáiste Breise na Gaeilge.
Up until now Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge have organised many of these seminar all over the country. To date, An Chomhdháil has held these seminars in Killarney, Dublin, Galway, Cork, Castlebar, Belfast, Letterkenny, and Tullamore.
These seminars cater for secondary level students all over Ireland. ‘The Added Advantage of Irish’ is the theme of the seminar, and guest speakers and well-known personalities will speak on the advantages which the Irish language has afforded them in their chosen careers.
As part of the seminars, questions from the students are welcomed, which give rise to lively debate about such subjects as the future of the language, Gaeltacht status, Irish as a compulsory subject, Irish at third level, and the Government’s support for the language.
Representatives from third level institutions attend with exhibition stands, to inform students of the various Irish language courses available to them after they leave school.
On the 14th of October, 5th and 6th years were given the day off to look around Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Institute of Technology and the University of Limerick. I visited LIT and the Limerick School of Art and Design. I enjoyed an extra hour in bed before making my way to the art college in the morning. We were taken on a tour by one of the students of the college and firstly we were shown sample work from each section of the college done by the students. This included work from fashion design, visual communication, sculpture, painting and ceramics. We were then taken around the college and shown each department, we also got to see students at work in studios. I really enjoyed the tour and found it really interesting. I would really love to go to college in LSAD. After this I visited LIT campus. We attended a talk on the many courses and facilities on offer at LIT, including sports teams, water sports teams and tutoring classes. We could get more information on particular courses downstairs in a big hall, there was also people there with experience in each course to tell us more. I felt the day was very well organised and the people and students were very helpful, I now have a better idea of what i would like to do and where i would like to go college. It was a very enjoyable day.