6th Year Ecology Trip, The Ploughing Championship, Pink Day
29th September 2014
6th Year Ecology Trip
6th Year Students at Fota Wildlife Park
On Friday 19th September the 6th Year Biology students set off for Fota Wildlife Park to carry out their ecology fieldwork. The day started with a trip to a woodland in Fota where students caught and identified different insects. Needles to say there were more than a few screams as an insect flew towards someone’s face. Lunch provided all of us with the chance to regain some energy and the opportunity to see some of the animals around Fota. We finished the day off with a very informative talk about the ecology of Fota and ecology for the Leaving Certificate. A very enjoyable day was had by all.
6th Year Students carrying out ecology fieldwork.
Last Wednesday TY students and some 5th Year visiting students set off to the National Ploughing Championships with their teachers Mr Collins, Ms Fox and Mrs Curran. Two of our visiting students wrote about their experience at this uniquely Irish event.
TY Students at the Ploughing Championships
The Ploughing Championship was a unique experience. We were a bit tired getting off the bus but the festival atmosphere soon woke us up. There were so many cool stands for crafts and food. The number of people that came was a little shocking but there was something for everyone. Farming is very big in Canada and it was neat to see all of the different farming equipment. People were jumping out from stands with free gifts or contest entry forms which added to the excitement. The weather was incredibly lovely and we were glad to have so much sunshine. The whole day brought a smile to everyone’s faces.
Being a visiting student I got the chance to go to the Ploughing Championship with the Transition Years. It was great fun and I have never experienced anything like it! Back in Denmark I live in the centre of a big town so this was new territory for me.
Personally I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Everybody was happy and all the stands were great. Loads of people had made a great effort to make it a lovely day and everything seemed to go their way. Even the weather was amazing with loads of sunshine. All in all it was a really great day.
5th Year Students at the Pink Picnic
This week saw our TY students organising our annual Pink Day Picnics with the help of Mrs O’Driscoll and Mrs O’Sullivan. All of our students wore pink accessories and had a picnic in the park with their year heads. The staff and students made donations in aid of cancer support services in Waterford and over €600 was raised this year. Great fun was had by all and we would like to give big thank you to all those who made donations.
5th Year Students enjoy themselves at the Pink Picnic