Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wacky Wednesdays O.o

On the 25th it was our last day of work shops before we start work experience. We had a great time with positive parties learning about how to act in our work placement also having a laugh! Within that time we did building rapport which is how you communicate with people older than you and fit in with them. It was a good chance to learn how to get out of your comfort zone. At the end Denise held a raffle where i won! wooh!

positive parties!

positive parties!

Our next workshop was Walk tall in life where we learned about our self and how we take care of out looks and all. We got hairnets to wear was pretty funny! It was all about how to represent ourselves in a work place and in life. Our last workshop of the day was with guidance counselors. We went through where we would be going, how we were able to get the placement and what we will be doing. Now looking forward to the actually work experience. :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Craic in Carlingford!

On the 16th and 17th of September we took a trip to Carlingford adventure center. All the Ty's were buzzing for it! Well it took a while to get there but well worth the long journey. :) It was unbelievably cold and wet!
sweet shop! 

 Our first activity was a bunch of challenge courses which included a lot of team work and involvement from all the team members. It was great fun. Our second activity was laser tag. My favorite! Basically we had two teams blue and red trying to knock the other team out by killing them all :) The walk was so long and up a mountain! The last activity of the day was at night called night line. 2 teams had to find there way around a part of the forest blindfolded holding onto a rope and the girl on front of you's shoulder. Was really scary not knowing what was going to be near or anything! Everyone enjoyed it and worked together to make our way around :)

laser tag!

laser tag!

Spending the night will all your mates and a load of sweets was the best! Especially bonding with others you rarely talked to. The second day of activities was probably my unluckiest day. In the morning we went kayaking was great up to the point where i had an asthma attack in the when i was in the water! Luckily i was fine got out and back but wasn't able for the afternoon activity. :(



All the staff and instructors were so friendly and helpful. Lovely people. :) Would love to go back any time! Amazing place!

the view!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The haunting in Castletown...

For a history trip we went to Castletown House. Everyone dreading the walk in the wet and cold rain but we eventually got a bus. :) We were soon off  in our groups and on with the tour. It was a great insight into the background of the house, land, who owned it and many facts. Its much more bigger than expected also beautiful interior. Even people back then had good taste! 

The most interesting fact for me was the story of the devil in the house. It is said that when the devil was present the bible that was thrown cracked the mirror and remains cracked to this day. As he vanished into a flame of smoke.....

                   It was a great day getting some useful information and also having a fun day out. :)

Friday, September 13, 2013

The moment of truth...

On the 11th of September the junior cert results were given out. Waited so long for this, excited but so scared! But then i didn't want them. The envelop was so big and terrifying! Finally opened it at the same time with everyone. Of course knowing me i pull out the wrong sheet! Then seeing the results i was so relieved i actually did better than i expected! :) Looking forward to getting money and presents from relatives was one of the best parts! Overall the results were really good, all students should be proud of it. Glad to see that all my friends were happy with their results and enjoying a good night!

Friday, September 6, 2013

It begins!

Coming up to the first week of TY  was nerve wrecking to see what teachers i would have and what new subjects i would be trying out. I wasn't expecting homework on the first day but of course we got it. Getting subjects like tech and home ec was different but looking forward to taking part in them. One of the best parts would be being in a class with your best mates knowing that the year ahead can be enjoyable. TY being the first year in a kilt makes you realise how many years past as a junior. Finding work experience was hard but was able to find it. Looking forward to be learning about life in a work place and how it differs from my everyday life. Getting new class names like Tereshkova meaning the first woman on space was pretty cool.
       Going to carlingford adventure center should be good. Being able to work as a TY team and bond and get to know people that you rarely talk to. Should be great criac!
                                                                                               Our first Wednesday was a full day of three workshops. The first was positive parties then live life without limits then we relaxed and got massages, was quite funny! Positive parties was the best one for me because it was a laugh! Weirdest yet funniest was when we had to find as many ways how not to wear pants! Also getting up and singing mama mia with two crazy friends on front of the whole class!