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, October 11, 2014

Walk in My Shoes

Walk in my shoes is a mental health charity that promotes positive mental health and mental health awareness. The phrase “Walk in my shoes” means to put yourself in the same situation that they are in you never know what may have brought someone to the state that they are in so be careful how harshly you may judge someone.
Walk in my shoes is a fundraising event promoted by U2 member Adam Clayton. Today, October 10th is world mental health day. 

Our school is helping raise awareness by wearing a pair of funky shoes and bringing in €2 to help St. Patricks University Hospital. 
Ireland has one of the highest suicide rates in the 14-24 age groups in the EU and 75% of all mental health difficulties begin before 24 years of age. Between 45% and 65% suffer from treatable mental illnesses such as depression or psychosis. Early intervention in these conditions can stop deterioration, aid recovery, and prevent relapse, giving young adults real hope in returning to a normal life. 

With all of St. Wolstans working together, we could help raise approximately €1500 for St. Patricks University hospital. 
Anna, Leah and Alison. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Friendship Week

This week we had our annual Fun Walk for Friendship Week. 
Every class did an anti-bullying performance to raise awareness for bullying. Each year had a different colour. First years were pink, second years were purple, third years were green, TYs were yellow, fifth years were blue and sixth years were black and white.
Unfortunately neither of our classes won the prize for best TY performance. Class Aurora, Mr. Kennedy’s class were the winners in TY.
After all the excellent performances, the walk began. TYs led the walk, followed by sixth years and the first to fifth years. We walked a loop walk through Raphael’s and back again to the school. By the time we got back it was time to go home and everyone was really tired after a fun filled day.
Earlier on Thursday we also had our annual beginning of school mass. The priest came in and talked about the year ahead and to love ourselves, love god and love our neighbours. The Ministers of The Eucharist were commissioned and then went on to carry out their job. The choir and the Glee club both performed wonderful musical pieces to go along with the Mass. 

Overall it was a very eventful week, filled with fun and anticipation.