Debating News – Concern Playoffs

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Debating News – Concern Playoffs

Pictured is the Transition Year debating team, Rian O' Reilly, Shane Coleman, Jordan Corby and Owen O' Hara who took part in the Concern Debate Playoffs against the Presentation Secondary School Loughboy recently. Many thanks to Ms Karen Clancy (mentor) and Ms Nollaig Sheehan (TY Co-Coordinator) who accompanied the team on the night. While our team does not proceed to the finals they certainly did the school proud to have reached the playoff stages. The Concern Debates is Concern Worldwide flagship schools activity. It gives students the opportunity to research and debate issues that affect those living in the developing world.

 

"Beauty and the Bike" Workshop

 

NollaigOn Monday 26th of January the TY girls took part in a workshop organised by Dara Deever from Go Dungarvan Smarter Travel to encourage more girls to cycle to school. The workshop was called " Beauty and the Bike".

Pictured are some of the girls who took part;

Emer Enright "Revival" Beauty Salon with Katie Collins, Siobhan Morrissey, Veronica Power and Aine Earley.

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Club

Toastmasters

Seated committee members, George Wangari (Vice President), Caoimhe Coleman (Secretary), Bella O’Brien and Seán Vainellia (Sergeant at Arms).

Back row, Owen O’Hara,Ryan O’Reilly. Jordan Corby,Elaine Russell, Pádraic di Fisco, Ryan E.Keane, Ryan Keane, Rian Wingfield and Douglas Pettit. Photo also includes Anne Halpin and Susie Wingfield of Dungarvan Toastmasters.

T.Y. Debating Team

Debating team

Back row: l-r Maurice Sheehan, Peter O'Sullivan, Cal Franklin, Tony Collins.
Front: Ms Karen Clancy, Owen O'Hara, Shane Coleman, Rian O'Reilly.
Absent from photo: Kevin Crotty, Phoebe Dipple, Rachel O' Grady, Jordan Corby.

All members of the public are invited to attend a “Concern” debate on Thursday, November at 8pm. The venue is the study hall, where our Transition Year debating team will propose the motion; “Ireland must deliver on its .7%overseas aid promise.” The opposing team is Loretto Clonmel. Running since 1984, the “Concern” debates seek to encourage further learning and debate concerning issues of global justice and human development. The league phase runs from October 2014 to January 2015. Students will debate the issues of Foreign Aid, the Ebola Epidemic, Scottish Independence and Climate Change.

Student Enterprise Awards

Student enterprise

Pictured are TY students Darragh McGrath. Shauna Clancy and Áine Earley with Stephen Power of the County Student Enterprise Awards. The TY students are busy setting up their Enterprise mini companies for the competition in December. 

TY Mini-Company Regional Finals

Home Tweet home

 "Home Tweet Home" team l/r Ms Heather Boyle, Tom Looby, Oisin Keevers, James Beresford and Darragh McGrath.

 

While our students did not take the top award in this competition, Lisa Maher’s 'Touch Wood' and the 'Home Tweet Home' group won commendation prizes. Lauryn Burns Leonard and Gráinne Curran won the innovation award for “choc o bloc”. Well done to all and many thanks to Ms Heather Boyle, Business Studies teacher who helped the teams prepare for the competition.

"Cope Smart"

Rachel Kenny from UCD recently visited the school as part of her Phd research into mental health and Irish teenagers. Both TY and Fifth year students downloaded a new app on their phones called"Cope Smart" designed to see how useful an app would be in relation to dealing with mental health.

"Concern" Debate

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Pictured is the TY debating team who proposed the motion, "Ireland must deliver on its 0.7% overseas aid promise" in a debate that was held in the college last Thursday. Their opponents were Loretto College, Clonmel. The motion was carried, congratulations to team members and teacher Ms Karen Clancy. From left, Owen O’Hara, Phoebe Dipple, Shane Coleman and Jordan Corby. Well done, best of luck in round 2.

Road Traffic School

Road Traffic

Mr Paul Dalton of Road Traffic School with T.Y. students Katie Collins, Noreen Butler,Tony Collins,Jessica Harty, Emily Mulvihill, Conor Houlihan and Arina Jefisova.

Paul Dalton of Road Traffic School gave a very informed talk to Transition Year students on the hazards that young drivers are faced when driving on our roads. Paul particularly emphasised the dangers of speeding and urged the students to exercise extreme caution and control when driving.

 

Walk/Cycle to School Initiative

Ty Guest Speaker

Transition Year students with Dara Dever of "Go Dungarvan". The TY students are promoting a walk/cycle to school initative among their peers at The Friary. Included in photo is Ms Nollaig Sheehan (TY Co-ordinator)

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