Carriglea Art Exhibition, TY Surfing, Déise Singers Summer Choir, Vintage Car Rally
18th May 2015
Participants enjoying the Carriglea Art Exhibition
Carriglea Art Exhibition
On Monday May 11th the Transition Years hosted our annual Carriglea Art Exhibition. The morning was spent rushing around trying to get all the pieces hung and displayed inside the junior hall. Parents filled in along with students and the whole exhibition began at 11.30am.
Following the numerous speeches and thank you’s the show was opened by Joan Clancy. The students and parents had a great time observing the artists work and commenting on the great detail to the pieces.
Overall it was a great success and I think all the 4th year students will agree that it was an amazing experience to work with the artists from Carriglea. They brightened up our Monday mornings and we’ll miss them and their wonderful talents.
Sinead O’Donnell, 4th Year
Wednesday the 13th of May was a very eventful day for us T.Y’s. We headed back to Tramore to re-attempt our surfing abilities. When we arrived we got briefed once again on how to surf correctly. Then the struggle to get into the wet suits began. After we finally made it into the wet suits, we picked up the boards and headed down to the water.
We spent quite a while trying our best. Some people managed to stand up on the boards but the majority fell off every time. When we finished up surfing we were given a cryptic challenge. We had to run around Tramore looking for clues and bring back significant items. The winning team was given a prize and everyone had an amazing day out in the sun. O can safely say everyone enjoyed it even though very few managed to actually stand on the board.
Sinead O’Donnell, 4th Year
Déise Singers Summer Choir
The Déise Singers summer choir was held in the junior hall on Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th May. Our 5th Year choir was invited to perform as part of the show. They performed wonderfully on both nights and were very well received by everyone in attendance. We would like to extend our congratulations to the choir and to Mrs. Lucey for all the wonderful work she has done with them this year.
Vintage Car Rally
Vintage cars taking off on their journey
The morning of Sunday 10th May was a busy time in Árd Scoil na nDéise as the Lourdes Committee along with teachers; Mrs. O’Driscoll, Ms. Rochford and Mrs. Power provided refreshments for the drivers of the wonderful vintage cars before they set off on their tour of the coast. The Lookout was a hive of activity as the cars lined up before heading on their journey.
We would like to wish a huge thank you to all the participants, those who helped out on the day and all those who provided sponsorship for the raffle. We would like to give a special thank you to Eamonn and Nora Foley for all of their work in organising the event and helping on the day. This event raised funds in aid of the Lourdes Helpers Fund which will allow eighteen students and two teachers to travel to Lourdes this year.