Thursday, 14 January 2016

On December 9th we went into town to collect money for holly day. We were based around Grafton Street. We had to get into pairs and we all got given a station. I was with Roisin outside the Olympia Theatre. It was so cold out but we pushed through it. We stayed standing around asking people if they would like to donate money, or in Roisin's case we begged. At around half 1 or 2 we were finished and we could go shopping or get food. We met up with Emma and Aoife and did a bit of shopping:)) Me and Aoife lost the girls and went Mc Donalds!! Then we walked around for a bit until we realised we were late for the bus!! We sprinted back to the bus and finally made it on time.. kind of. It was a good day and I got lots of Christmas shopping done woooo!!

Monday, 11 January 2016


November 27th we all attended a charity ball. It was such a good night. Everyone was looking forward to it for ages and finally it was happening. We all had our dresses picked out and everything ready to go.
Me and Sarah got off school early and walked back to her house. When we were walking the heavens opened and we got drenched. Thankfully our tan wasn't ruined. Then my sister collected us and Chantelle and we went back to my house to get our makeup done. I was first then Sarah and then Chantelle. When we were all finished I packed everything I needed like a hair curler, my dress, shoes etc. We then went to Sarahs house, ordered pizza and finished getting ready. My mam came over at around 7 to take pictures and then she gave us a lift to the Glenroyal.
When we got in the room looked really good. There were tables for sitting around, a chocolate fountain, candyfloss, dancefloor, dj, and the best part, a photobooth.
It was a really good night and I saw some friends I hadn't seen in years! I cant wait for the next ball:))

Thursday, 26 November 2015


On the 24th of September we all went down to Kilkenny for an art trip. When we were down here we went to the cinema and saw 'Song of the Sea' an Irish animated film. They opened the cinema especially for us and we could get popcorn drinks and pic'n'mix. It was a good movie and afterwards we went on a tour of Kilkenny castle where we were able to talk to the animators and take a closer look into the production of the movie. 


On the 17th and 18th of September both TY groups went to Carlingford Co. Louth. We were all in school before 9:00 and got on the bus. We were on the bus for over 2 hours some of us slept, talked etc. but most of us were singing songs (shoutout to Sarah Condon who never stopped singing). When we arrived we were split into 2 groups. When our groups were organised and we planned out our day we started with the activities. We were first for water sports. We walked down to the Loch and got changed into wetsuits. We then all hopped into 5 or 6 different canoes and started rowing. When we were far enough away from the land we hopped onto a water float and some of us jumped in (or were pushed in). Then the instructors took us in groups of 6 or 7 onto the water trampoline. It was so hard to balance on it. We jumped on it for a while. My group did more falling then jumping though. It was so much fun. Then we had to try run around the outside which Emma Lee found easy but the rest of us struggled. In the end we just jumped off into the water and swam back to the others. When everyone had their turn on the trampoline we all raced back on the canoes. We then got dried and changed and walked back for lunch. Lunch was chicken strips, sausages and chips. It was so good.

After lunch we put on army suits and headed into a forest for laser tag. Most of the walk to the forest was uphill and we were so tired. It also started to rain so this didn't help. When we finally reached the forest they explained the rules. There was also another school there so we were able to do it with them. Laser tag was my favourite part of the trip because it was so fun. We had to hide and shoot the opposite team. When we were finished we played a different game. We had to try raise the flag. The first team to raise it won.

We then went to dinner which was mash potato and stew. After lunch we went back to our rooms. We took this time to have showers get changed and relax a bit before our night time activity.

We then went on a night walk. We were all blindfolded and had to follow the rope through the forest. It was so annoying when the instructors threw leaves at us or when they tried to scare us because if one of us got scared we all got scared. We finally finished the walk and we walked home.

When we got back we had the rest of the night to ourselves. Most of us went to the Chinese to get dinner. We also brought loads of sweets. After my room were finished eating we went to our room and just had the chats and ate sweets. We fell asleep soon enough because we were up early the next morning.

We woke up to bare necessities playing. We were so tired the next day and it was so hard to get up but we had tea and toast and got ready for the days activities.

We then went to Challenge Island. This was so fun. We got split up into different groups and we had to complete tasks working as a team. It got really stressful sometimes but it was grand in the end. Our instructors then took us to the zip lines. I loved the zip lines they were so good. This was our last activity.

When we were all finished on the zip line we went back to get our bags get on the bus and get lunch before we left. Lunch was chips and chicken strips again but you could get lasagne if you wanted. After we finished lunch we were wrecked.

The bus home was quiet because half of us were asleep and the other half had no energy to do anything. Carlingford was such a good trip and I would definitely go again.

Thursday, 19 November 2015


Wednesday 23rd we all started work experience. I'm going to a creche in Drimnagh. I was really nervous but my first day went good. I got to know the kids and the staff well. I just spent my day playing with the kids and helping them. 

Afew weeks later..

I love my work experience. Since its November we have started to practice the annual Nativity play. The kids get a line each and they all sing Christmas songs together. They're all so cute and I cant wait to see the play.

Thursday, 22 October 2015


On the 16th of September we went to our annual Retreat. There was a lot of team building throughout the day, most of this was done with games or group work activities. One of the activities was, we had to get into different groups and we each got a different scenario to solve. After each team came up with their answers we discussed our answers. You really got to know other people in the year by what they said for their answer. After lunch we had meditation time. I thought the meditation was really good. When we were finished we all went home from The Celbridge Manor Hotel. It was a great day.