Key TY Events for 2018-19
ISL Sign Language Course - September-October 2018
A group of 12 TYs are currently completing an 8 hour sign language training course. They are thoroughly enjoying it. We are hoping to allow others to learn once these 12 students have completed their training. Thanks to the Irish Deaf Society for providing a wonderful tutor.
Irish Wheelchair Association Disability Awareness Workshops - September-October 2018
Thanks to Rachel and David from the Irish Wheelchair Association who did Disability Awareness workshops with 3 TY groups on Thursday 27th September and Thursday 4th October 2018. Very engaging and active workshop enjoyed by all students.
FAI Kick Start 1 Coaching Course
On Thursday 20th September 2018, 28 of our TY students took the FAI Kick Start 1 coaching course delivered by FAI Meath Development Officer Barry Ferguson. The group of students had to plan and deliver their own football drills throughout the day. Well done to all involved and thanks to Mr Leahy for organising it.
Well done to our TY students who entered the Really Rubbish Film Festival in Navan on Thursday the 2nd of February. The theme had to be based on anti-litter and the students were very creative.
Ms. Hughes's TY Environmental Science class were chosen to trial a new website before its launch. David Taylor from the Energy Institute introduced the students to the "Ireland 2050" website and set them a challenge. www.Ireland2050.ie
The students were then filmed as they tried to reach a consensus on their preferred pathway to achieving an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions from the energy sector by 2050. To do this they used the "My 2050" facility on the website.
On 25th October 2016 the same class group attended the launch of the website and four students, Eoghan Corry, Emmet Cullen, Roisin Donnelly & Megan Donohue, defended their choices in front of an audience of 80 invited business representatives in Trinity's Science gallery.
The first video show some of the interactions as videographer Aidan , captured the classroom debate and the second video shows the actual presentations at the launch.
RTE's Blathnaid Treacy asked all the difficult questions, while Sarah Stanley, who built the energy model, was on hand to provide advice when needed.
Our students represented ACS amazingly and we are so proud of them.
Well done to all involved. Some serious life skills have been learned by all within the short timeframe of one week.