A bonding workshop took place last Friday for all the students in Transition Year. A lot of the students did not know what to expect when they arrived at school to be greeted by an array of bonding games prepared by Dane and his crew from Giddy Gally Adventure. Students were quickly divided into twelve groups of roughly seven students. The leaders then explained the games to the students and who began reeling in the points. Students were quite competitive as the leaders had informed them that they had prizes for the team with the most points at the end of the day.
The games included a lot of trust in your team mates as one false move could affect the entire result of the game. The day was split up into three sections, similar to the school day. The first part of the day students stayed in one area and then rotated between the basketball court and tarmac area during the day. Some of the activities students participated in included archery, wheelbarrow races and immersive puzzle games. As the day was nearing an end, it was time for the winners to be announced. The team that won had collected more points than the other teams and they received high praise for their efforts before receiving a box of chocolates and jelly sweets to share.
Many thanks to the leaders at Giddy Gally for giving such a fun and enjoyable day to the TY students. In addition a huge thank you to T.Y Coordinator, Ms. Brosnan for organising the day. Finally well done to all the Transition Year students for their excellent effort and participation throughout.
Plenty more photos available in the slideshow below!
The TY students who studied spanish for their Junior Cert completed a project as part of their peer teaching module. The Ty students were required to develop some sort of spanish game or activity that would be played with the current first year students who are studying spanish. This would help improve and make learning spanish more enjoyable for them.
On the 23rd of September the TY students presented their projects to the first years in two separate locations within the school.
Before the first years came into the classroom and into the library the TY students were in their project groups in order to set up their stations. There were seven different stations based in the school library with a different activity at each table. Some projects games included matching the word to the picture in spanish and number matching.
When the first year class came into the library Mr.Fernandez and his TY students greeted the first years and brought them inside and showed them what was going on. The TY’s went to their stations with their project games and activities and let the first year students come around to them group by group. When they were done at one station they would move on to the next station until they finished.
Overall the peer teaching went very well and it seemed that the first year students enjoyed learning from the TY’s and that they were having fun and learning new information.
Thank you for all of the TY students who helped out today as part of their peer teaching module.
Tháinig an chéad bhliain ar fad le chéile tráthnóna Dé hAoine seo caite,13 Meán Fómhair don Lá Spraoi a d'eagair Roinn na Gaeilge chun deis a thabhairt do na daltaí aithne níos fearr a chur ar a chéile. Bhí sé ina spraoi le ceol agus craic sa halla. Chaith siad an tráthnóna ag damhsa ag céilí agus ansin ag Tráth na gCeist níos déanaí. Bhain siad an-sult agus spraoi as an lá!
On Wednesday 12th of September all of Transition Year travelled to Causey Farm in Co. Meath.
Whilst on site students first took part in bread making. There were a few cracked eggs and a few very salty loaves but most students managed to produce something edible.
During the next activity students were split into groups to learn some Irish dancing. Some of the students took to the dancing like a duck to water but others, despite their best efforts, would still be there trying to learn the dance if the bus didn’t have to leave.
Students then had the opportunity to explore the farm before the highlight of the day for many students which was jumping in the bog! The photographs speak for themselves!
A huge thank you to Ms. Brosnan for her organisation of the day!
Congratulations to Rory Sheehy who graduated from UCD this week with a degree in Economics with Law. Rory will be taking up a role with PwC in the coming weeks.
Well done to all other former St. David's students who graduated from their respective degree programmes in recent weeks!
If you are a former student of St. David's we would love to hear what you are up to now. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would really appreciate some photographs.
Transition Year students have been taking part in rock climbing in Dalkey Quarry over the past few days as part of the Transition Year programme. While on site students get the chance to scale the rock-face and also abseil off the top!
Thanks to Dane and his crew at Go Beyond Adventure for making it possible.