On the 11th of September, Le Chéile's whole TY class ventured out to Punchestown Racecourse Event Centre to attend the TY Expo. We arrived there at 11:00 am by bus, excited and hyper off handfuls of sweets. As we entered the event, the place was packed with students from schools all around Ireland . A host interacting with students could be heard in the background while we all rambled inside and got greeted my staff. Adrenaline flowed down my spine as we all got paper bags for all the information and fliers we acquired throughput the event. Science, nature and leisure activity stands could be seen around the centre. My favourite being the SciFest stand as holograms and different experiments could be seen. Many gathered beside the Butlers Chocolate stand because free hot chocolate and sweets where being given out. Some of us also took part in activities such as playing instruments and games at the event. About an hour into the event, we all sat down and had lunch together ,sharing stories of experiences at different stands and the wrist band collections everyone had. Overall, it was an amazing opportunity to see all of the possibilities in TY, such as courses, trips and competitions to enter. We then, continued our adventure to Glendalough. Many thanks to Mr.Walshe for this opportunity!
Written by Gabriele B.
See Gallery for more videos, student responses & photos from the trip.
DAY TWO: TUESDAY : 09:30 a.m
As a group we gathered together and prepared ourselves for the hike ;
little did we know, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into...
It all began with endless photography sessions and admiration for the natural beauty around us; including goats, deer and sheep. Constatant joyful chatter could be heard from miles away coming from people filled with positive energy.
After a solid hour of walking, the treacherous mountain was looking over us and we were blessed with a traumatic weather change as the rain hit us. As the rain started, we only then realised that we were walking three of the eight possible routes in Glendalough. Three of the most difficult, that is. Before heading off onto the red route, we had a lunch break in the middle of the forest. Following onwards, we were faced with sheep leading our way through mountainous terrain of muck and puddles. Running through the bogs, our fellow classmates were endangered with ultimate exhaustion, dehydration and hunger, but we did not give up. And instead, walked 295 flights of stairs. Skipping through the details of more walking, running, crying and dying: after 9 hours, 26.1km, 35,000 steps - we made it back to the hostel, half alive, and passed out dead.
All three videos filmed and edited by Veronika, TY student at Le Cheile Secondary School.
Welcome to Culture Night 2017
Switch on Culture Night with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland as they open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Now in its thirteenth year, Culture Night returns in 2017 with its biggest programme to date.
We encourage TY students & their families to look at the website and take advantage of this great opportunity to see incredible events and places - for free!