Smoothies and Shakes.

Ms Lynch’s TY home economics class are currently doing a healthy eating campaign. Here are a few recipes to enjoy as part of a healthy snack.

  1. Tropical Shake 

       Ingedients:

1 small tin pineapple chunks (in juice)

1 banana

5 strawberries (stalks removed)

20 g spinach (washed)

180 ml milk

1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground

1 tablespoon porridge oats

   2. Banana and Berry Smootie

Ingedients:

1 Banana

50 g frozen berries

1/2 tablespoon peanut butter

180 ml milk

1 tablespoon oats

2 teaspoons honey

water to dilute as needed

Method

  1. Wash fruit and/or vegetables and prepare according to chosen recipe above. Place into a blender.
  2. Pour in the liquid ingredients, add the remaining ingredients and blend.
  3. Taste and add a little honey or milk if necessary.
  4. Serve immediately in a glass.

How will this recipe boost my performance?

Banana contains carbohydrate which enhances the recovery of muscle after high intensity exercise. Kale contains vitamin K which is essential for proper blood clotting.smoothie

 

 

Petersburg outdoor adventure centre

Last week the whole 4th year group went on an outdoor pursuits trip to Petersburg in County Galway from Tuesday to Friday.  It was a very eventful trip. Students took part in water activities such as Gorge Walking, Kayaking, Caving, Stand up Paddle Boarding. Land Activities included Abseiling, Hill Walking (1&2), Orienteering, Obstacle Course (Army Style) and Rock Climbing. All of the students took part in most of these activities.  Students stayed in dormitory accommodation. Ms Butler, Ms Moynihan and Mr Kelly accompanied us.

On the way up to Petersburg we stopped at Galway Shopping Centre for an hour where we stocked up on goodies, and to have a bite to eat. Petersburg was still 2 hours away. With the excitement mounting we finally reached our destination- Petersburg Outdoor Adventure Centre. After we had unpacked our bags we headed down for lunch and a briefing. Afterwards we divided into activity groups.  Some went Kayaking, others went Gorge Walking, Abseiling, Hill Walking and Caving. Each activity lasted for two hours. After our amazing first activity we all ran back to take our wetsuits off and to jump into a nice warm shower. Each day different groups would set up for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  In the evenings after dinner we would have a different activity such as Orienteering in the dark, Environmental Art, Egg Drop and a Walk in the Woods at night blindfolded. After each activity in the day students would be treated to Hot Ribena and Biscuits. it was the highlight of the year so far.

TY Outdoor Pursuits-What to bring

I hope you will find this list useful to give you an idea what to bring with you on your journey to Petersburg.Please do not buy new gear to come here. Also bring old clothes as they may get soiled and will get wet.

In Summer: Sun Screen, midge repellent,lip balm, t-shirt/ shorts.

In Winter: Hat, gloves, water jacket.

RESIDENTIAL & DAY GROUPS

1. Tracksuit or fleece

2. Warm jumpers/ fleeces

3. Changes of Socks and Underwear

4.Towels/Shower gear

5.Swim wear AND a spare pair of old shorts

6.2 pairs of Runners – one pair that will get wet

7. Boots/Wellies

8. A complete set of dry clothes to wear home

9.  A plastic bag for wet clothes

10. Any medication required

Extra Items for Residential/Expedition Group

1.  Quilt or Sleeping Bag

2. Torch

3.  Rucksack + liner (large black plastic bag)

4.  Rain Gear – leggings and jacket

5. Camera

TY Outdoor Pursuits- Activities Available

ACTIVITIES   AVAILABLE   AT   PETERSBURG   O.E.C.

WATER BASED                    

Kayaking

Canoeing                           

Windsurfing                           

Gorge Walking

Raft Building                          

Sailing

Caving

LANDBASED

Hillwalking 

Obstable Course 

Orienteering

Abseiling 

Petersburg Challenge

Rock Climbing

 

TY Car Safety Demonstration

Last Wednesday, each TY group got a powerful insight of the dangers of driving a car. Michael O’Gorman from MOG Motors gave each class an eye-opening demonstration about car safety. He told us some tragic stories that really made us think twice about road safety. It was an hour well spent and everybody learned a valuable life lesson.

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