Transition year students had an immensely vibrant and active academic school year. The range of activities undertaken throughout the year have broadened their mindset greatly on Irish culture. The trips embarked on have been diverse, including open top bus tours showcasing the city’s top attractions to adapting their teamworking skills through paintballing to absorbing the natural beauty and breathtaking landscape of Glendalough.
Without doubt it has been an exceptional year. One of the highlights has to be our trip to Bord Na Mona, Mountlucas Wind Farm in Co. Offaly. Here students got to witness wind energy first hand and became aware of the advantages that come with this clean fuel source. Students got to learn that wind is a domestic source of energy, which is sustainable and cost effective with wind turbines not producing atmospheric emissions. It is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world.
The Transition Year group of students thoroughly submerged themselves in Irish culture. They have a greater respect and awareness of Ireland's attractions and beautiful landscape which draws so many tourists to our shores each year. It is with these cherished experiences that students will look back on a year that has been extremely productive, exceptionally rewarding and fun filled.