Welcome to our blog about the Transition Year in St Wolstans Community School, Celbridge, Co Kildare. Here you will read all about what happens in Transition Year. You will get a good idea of how busy our year is! Follow individual student blogs as well and see how they are getting on. All contributions come from the students themselves and the TY Coordinator. Enjoy
Last night, the 2nd of December 2009, the final of the W Factor took place at 8 o’clock in the school hall. For this competition, I was accompanying one of the acts, Wardrobe Malfunction, on guitar. However, it wasn’t just our wardrobes that were malfunctioning - I joined the group the Friday before the senior heats, and as one of the singers, Pamela, was unable to attend the final after it was changed to Wednesday night, two new singers joined the act, Nicole and Caroline.
By the time I reached the school at six o’clock, several people were already at the doors, both those performing in the show and those who were hoping to buy a leftover ticket - but we weren’t allowed in until quarter past six! As a lot of us were wearing dresses, we were fairly cold out there!
When we finally were allowed in, there was so much pushing and shoving to get through the door that my guitar was put completely out of tune! I found one of the sixth years to help me re-tune it, and listened to her group practise before going off to find Michelle, Louise, Nicole and Caroline to do our own practising. I was intercepted a good few times by people who wanted to try out the twelve-string guitar though, which I found great fun.
Our act was on seventh, so we didn’t have long to wait before being pushed onto the stage. The tiered seating looked fantastic and it was a great feeling being up there in front of the audience.
Being backstage was a lot of fun too - we had the option of watching the show from a live feed in one of the Home Economics rooms. I thought that the winning act, Purple Reign, were fantastic, but I really enjoyed the teacher’s act as well.