Visits to Valley View
Over the past couple of weeks, a small group of Transition Year students commenced their weekly visits to Valley View. The visits take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The students help with entertaining the patients by participating in games etc.
Visits to Dun Avon
Another group of Transition Years have begun their twice weekly visits to Dun Avon, which take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The students provide entertainment for the patients such as board games, and help the workers in their daily routines.
Tidy Towns Work
A volunteer group of Transition Year students recently began their work with the local Tidy Towns Committee. They have planted bulbs outside the school gates and on the mass path. Throughout the year, the students will continue their work in various places around the local area.
Alan Ellis, a local self-defence expert, has commenced his lessons in kickboxing with a group of Transition Year students. The lessons take place once a week in the school gym and provide great entertainment and knowledge of self-defence to these students. The students who are not participating in these lessons will be given an opportunity to do so next term.
Mini Company Talk
One class of Transition Year students, who are taking a class on Enterprise this term, were given a talk on setting up a company by Jackie from Wicklow Enterprise Board. All Transition Year students will be given the opportunity to set up their own mini company later on this year.