Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Junk Couture 2014

On Wednesday the 10th of December all Art students took part in the Junk Kouture show. There were 31 groups who took part and 31 models from each group had to walk the runway in the school. At the start of the year, every Art student had to pick something that related to recycling and make a dress using that material. Every Art group was asked to walk in their dress. All of the Art dresses were made out of recycling material such as;Plastic cups, spoons, newspaper, magazines, bin bags, sweet rappers, tea bags, CD’s, head phones, computer wires and tree bark. The types of techniques used were; weaving, plating, knitting, stapling, gluing and sewing. 
Everyone worked extremely hard to achieve their final design.

P.s Good luck to everyone competing in the RDS.

Ruka B Oyefese



Gael Linn 2014

Another course available to us in TY has been the Gael Linn Communications course. It took place over 5 days, and 3 of our blog members attended from December 1st-5th. 

The first three days were focused around making our own radio shows. Along with students from another school, the 15 of us planned and produced our radio programmes 'as Gaeilge'. On Wednesday we visited 'Raidió Na Life' where we recorded our shows in the studio with the help of the station's producer. Our shows consisted of music, chat and interviews. It was a great experience and so exciting to be a radio presenter for the day!


The last two days were centered around making our short film. We brought in props, wrote the script and finally began filming on Friday. We were taught how to use professional cameras and learned lots of new useful skills that we will definitely use again! After recording our films we edited the clips on the iMovie software and decided on the final cut. 

Overall it was a really enjoyable week and it didn't hurt that we were in Dublin city every day. It was definitely worthwhile and a fun way to improve our irish, learn new skills and meet new people! We would recommend everyone in fourth year to take part in the course and it's something for future TY's to look forward to. 

Slán go léir!

By Kelly Murphy and Laura Cody

Santa Flight 2014

Nine students from fourth year were chosen to take part in the Santa Flight 2014. On Tuesday the 9th of December we all set off to Dublin Airport to spend the day with children from Temple Street Hospital.

We got the bus up to the airport, on the bus we sang festive songs and used face-paints on each other. Once we reached the airport we were escorted to the check in counter.  We settled ourselves and began to sing Christmas songs as all the children and their parents checked in. Journalists from newspapers such as the Irish Independent took pictures and wrote about the fun day. Celebrities such as Brian Ormond also came along.

Once everyone had checked in, we sang our way through security, all the way to the boarding gate.  While on the plane we sang, took part in a Christmas quiz, laughed and had plenty of fun. Santa made an appearance on the plane asking all the children what they wanted for Christmas. We flew around Dublin to Bray and then back to the airport. 

After the flight we went and got a bus to the CityJet Headquarters in Swords where a party was being held for ourselves and the children. During the party we got to know the children more, we used face-paints again and we sang more Christmas songs. It was wonderful to see the children join in and have plenty of fun. The smiles of all of the children and their parents was refreshing. 

Once the party ended we set off back to school.  The entire day was filled with fun.
It was such a wonderful experience and a pleasure to be a part of.

The Girls that took part were as follows: Rebecca Hughes Moore, Orla Moule, Ruth Moore, Kate Brillantes, Dana Abar, Lauren O Keeffe, Aurica Syrbu, Amy Richardson and Sandra Mekougang and Ms. Hunt.

Written by Rebecca Hughes Moore

Monday, 15 December 2014

Trip to Italy 2014