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.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Desert Flower story boards

Below are some of the story boards class Emnet created about the Waris Dirie story - Desert Flower.

We were covering the issue of Gender in Religion class and we watched this film to see how one woman fought against the harsh 3000 year old African tradition of female gender mutilation (FGM) and how she became an activist to permanently abolish this rite of passage to womanhood.

Afterwards class Emnet got into groups and made a story board of Waris's life and then wrote a film review for their blogs.

Well done girls.

Click on each image for a larger view and please feel free to leave a comment.

Ailbhe, Leah, and Sarah's story board.

Mia and Eileen's story board

Aisling, Hayley and Michelle's story board

Ciara, Grace and Laura's story board

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hello to Mrs Gentrup

I'm delighted to see that the 7 girls who have decided to take the Student Blogging Challenge supported by EduBlogs, have been interacting with their guest teacher for the challenge, Mrs Beth Gentrup.

Mrs Gentrup works in Nebraska, USA and is a teacher of gifted students. She has asked lots of questions about TY and I hope she enjoys reading all you get up to!

Mrs L :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

History projects

Some of the girls have been blogging about their History projects.

Click the Read More text below to read on and see what they are doing their research on.....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Irish Blog Awards

Good luck to Siobhan B who has been included in two categories of the Irish Blog Awards - Best Newcomer and Best Youth categories.



There will be two rounds of judging so here's hoping Siobhan gets through. Well done anyway Siobhan on being chosen.

Mrs L :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I made a Voki

over there > > > > > > > > > > > >(top of page)

......do you want to make one too? You could tell your blog visitors something about yourself or your blog.

Make yours at www.voki.com

Team Swift

Team Swift have been busy setting up their blog and Facebook page. Well done on the recent KFM radio interview and good luck in the F1 in Schools competition girls.

Find out more about F1 in Schools competition at http://www.f1inschools.ie

Mrs L

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wohoo 5555 page views

Our girls in KFM and F1 :)

Here is the podcast of Roisin and Aisling's interview on KFM this week about their F1 in Schools projects.

Aisling and Roisin at KFM

Well done girls. Any sponsors out there?

Mrs L :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Student Blog Challenge

Well done to Siobhan and Aisling B for entering the Student blog challenge. I'm delighted. I see their blogs have been visited by a teacher from New Zealand already. Good luck girls.

Anyone else want to join them??? Find out more info here.

Register your blog here.

What will the challenges involve?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chloe Wants to be a Millionaire!

Chloe enjoyed her Irish class today. Read on.......

"Today in Irish we played Who Wants to be a Millionaire but all the questions were related to Irish Verbs. Everyone each got a question. We sat in The Chair at the front of the room and our teacher, "Chris Tarrant", asked us the

Monday, February 7, 2011

2x + 3x = ?!?!

Niamh P's been blogging........

"On Friday for our maths class we went to the hall with Ms K's maths class to have a fun maths quiz. The quiz was all about algebra and all the different forms using algebra. We did the quiz like you'd play Bingo.
We were spilt into groups of five or six girls. Ms K handed each group two cards full of answers to the questions she would ask us and a handful of counters. She began to read out each question. We then had to work out what the answer was and....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Student Blog Challenge

Student Blogging Challenge.......

Is made up of a series of 10 weekly tasks all designed to improve blogging and commenting skills while connecting students with a global audience. Next challenge starts in March 2011.

Find out about this challenge here.

You'll be visiting other student blogs around the world and they will visit yours. Sounds fun.

If you are interested in taking part in the 10 week Student Blogging Challenge then register here http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/02/05/student-registration-now-open/

Good luck.
Mrs L :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ruth does some Irish Dancing!

Ruth was dancing this week.....

"Today in Irish we went down to the hall with the other T.Y. class to do a bit of Irish dancing. It was really fun and I think everyone enjoyed it. I thought it was great fun because I haven't done Irish dancing since I was in primary school.

All of the dances we did were done in groups of eight of four. Strangely enough I remembered some of the steps which I was very proud of! Mr. S had Irish music playing which made it better and the whole year was dancing which was really funny.

At the end my good friend Niamh did a solo dance, and she was amazing, I thought she was going to kick me in the face one time!"

Thanks for blogging about your Irish class Ruth. Read more of Ruth's blog here.

Mrs L :)