Welcome to all prospective TY parents for the 2020/21 programme here at Le Chéile Secondary School. It was lovely to meet with many of you last night after the presentations - as promised, please find the TYP presentation below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and can I encourage you to visit the 'parent's corner' and 'articles of interest' sections of this website at you leisure.
3 TYs are representing the school at the finals of the BT Young Scientist 2020 with their fascinating project investigating if our phones are listening to us! Yesterday they met with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as well as being interviewed by RTÉ for the 6.01 national television news. Abbey, Emma & Kerryann will remain at the finals today and tomorrow with their brilliant science teacher Dr Finnegan - let's hope they take home top prize tomorrow!
On Wednesday the 2nd of October 2019, the TY group participated in an 8km obstacle course in Wicklow called “Hell and Back”. The course was full of tough challenges such as walking through bog, trekking through a forest while our feet squelched from the ice bath we had to endure, and sliding and slipping through the muddy terrain. At one point I was so tired, and all I could think about was crawling into my bed. The one thing that really kept me going was my classmates, we all helps each other to cross the finish line together, and we did. One of the first obstacles was a big wall which you had to climb over. I’m 5’3, so i found climbing this quite hard, but students from the class took it upon themselves to anchor themselves at the top and hoist up their fellow classmates, which I found incredibly kind and showed teamwork. This tactic of staying together as a group and helping each other carried on throughout the race, not only displayed by students of LCSS, but the other schools who participated in the race too. I remember somewhere around the 4K mark, a girl from a different school was stuck in the mud, so a group of us from all different schools came together to help her out. While I found the race mentally and physically challenging, it was also nice as people that I wouldn’t usually talk to from my class began to strike up conversations, sharing how cold we were and laughing. At the last obstacle, we had to climb an extremely high wall, which required a lot of strength and energy ( which we didn’t have ) but we all helped each the over. Then we all crossed the finish line together and slid down the slide, after throwing water at each other :)
By Emma Connolly
Have a look at some photos of our adventure below and please consider donating to our fundraising page for Trócaire: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lecheilety
Thank you for helping us reach our target!!
On Wednesday 18th September we held our first fundraising event as part of our Trócaire project which includes our own learning and raising both awareness and funds for the work of Trócaire. Our biggest event will be the Hell & Back challenge in October 2nd.
Thanks to the TYs and our 1st year friends who also baked delicious treats. Thanks also to all the students and staff who purchased cakes and/or donated. Have look at some of the sweet treats below!! AND the total we raised at little break and lunch was... (drum roll please...) ... €640! Online donations can be made online via the link below, GRMA
Well done to TY students and their teachers on a fantastic European languages week so far. Le Chéile students have enjoyed a European penalty shoot out, learning a Polish dance, European musical chairs and much, much more. The week runs until next Wednesday so stay tuned to see what else is in store for our students.
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