Equestrian Competition, Bake Sale, Public Speaking
12th January 2015
Interschool’s Equestrian Competition
Shannon Kelly-Fitzgerald, Orla Healy and Lydia Troy
pictured at the Equestrian Interschool_s competition in Ballinamona Equestrian Centre
On Saturday 20th December, three of our students, Shannon Kelly-Fitzgerald, Orla Healy and Lydia Troy travelled to Ballinamona Equestrian Centre in Co. Waterford to take part in the next round of the Equestrian Interschool’s competition. The fact that the competition was so close to Christmas did not deter a good number of schools from entering and the teams were blessed with glorious winter sunshine. The girls put in a great effort but unfortunately finished just outside the placings, in 5th place.
Transition Year Bake Sale
TYB students pictured with their products for the bake sale
On Thursday 8th January we held a cake sale in aid of Waterford hospice. Raising money for Waterford hospice is part of the community element involved in our Transition Year programme. The buns were baked and decorated by the TYB home economics class for the sale which took place in the cookery room at break time. A great team effort was put in for this event.
Muireann Walsh TYB
Árd Scoil na nDéise sees public speaking as a key skill. For over 20 years the students have participated in the Soroptimist Public Speaking Contest, sponsored by the local Dungarvan Branch. A past pupil, and previous award winner, Una Power, helped prepare this years' contestants with four workshops in Árd Scoil this season. Many thanks to Una for her voluntary work, and good luck to the Public Speakers in Lawlors' Hotel on January 29th, 2015.
Una Power pictured with 5th Year public speakers taking part in the Soroptimist Public Speaking Contest