Transition Year

Something fishy going on in the Criminal Courts of Justice!

National Mock Trial 2018

PHOTO ALBUM - National Mock Trials 2018

A much pared down team of only nine pupils represented CCS in the qualifying heats of the 2018 National Mock Trial competition in the Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday, 21st April. Every team had to prepare for three trials. CCS had to argue both sides of a case called the People v Pat Plaice, about an aptly named fast food restaurant and shop owner called Gabriel Codd who was allegedly robbed by the equally aptly named defendant, Pat Plaice. We were the defence team in our other case, the People v Francis Cara, the defendant being accused of petrol-bombing the home of his girlfriend's parents. All in a day's work for the CCS legal eagles!

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TY Dance Show 2018 (17th & 18th May)

TY Dance Show 2018

TY Dance Show 2018 Groups photo album

It's almost Show Time! TY 2018 will be putting on an end of year Dance Show - RANDOM DANCE ACTS - to mark the end of their TY year. This promises to be a fun, energetic night, with some random dance moves thrown in. The Dance Show takes place on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May at 8.00pm in the Áras. Tickets will be on sale every lunchtime in Room 312.

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way" - Wayne Dyer

TY Radio Workshop

TY Radio Workshop

TY Radio Workshop photo album

The TY Radio Workshop is a one-day course from 10am to 4pm. It enables students to see all sides of radio and digital production in the ever-changing world of journalism. The outcome of the workshop is to produce a half-hour program which will be recorded and edited by the students themselves.

TY Pupils Get Their 'Survival at Sea' Badges

Personal Survival 101

Congratulations to the following TY students who received their Certificates for the 1-Day Personal Survival Techniques Course. The course contained practical and theory sections including launching and entering a life raft in a designated pool. Included are actions to be taken by persons for self-protection in emergency situations, survival at sea and deployment of safety equipment.

TYA Catering Module Wrap-up Taste-test

TYA Cookery Module

TYA recently had their final taste-test session as part of their Catering Module. Over the course of the module, they had a brief introduction to catering with a focus towards safe and hygienic food preparation for prospective employment in the food industry. Students selected, prepared, cooked, served and evaluated a range of dishes and demonstrated a wide array of practical cookery and personal management skills.

TYs in the Deep End at Greencastle Fisheries College

TY Life Raft

Greencastle Fisheries College Visit photo album

Nine Transition Year students recently travelled to Greencastle Fisheries College where they learned survival at sea techniques. The students completed the certified course which taught them how to cope in an emergency situation at sea, how to correctly use the available safety equipment and also how to deploy and use a life raft. In William Street baths in Derry the students learned what it’s like to be in a life raft and how to right an overturned life raft. The course proved to be a big hit with all involved and provided the students with essential knowledge which could not only save their lives but the lives of those around them should they ever find themselves in an emergency situation on land or at sea.