Transition Year

TYs Fly the Flag on St. Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day Parade 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade (Transition Year) photo album

What a way to spend St. Patrick's Day. Over 50 TYs travelled to Dublin in the early hours of Friday 17th March to participate in the annual parade in Dublin. The students displayed many talents on the journey down - face painting, eyebrow shaping, eyebrow painting, cheek enhancing, eyelash tinting, lip enhancing, eyeliner flicks and costume change - and that was just the boys. Thankfully the weather held out and the students did CCS proud.

Gringotts Bank Looks the Business for National Build a Bank Final

Gringotts Bank 2017

Gringotts Bank Regional Final 2017 photo album

On 16th March, after a quick detour, Gringotts Bank arrived at the Leopardstown Racecourse for the regional finals of AIB's Build a Bank Challenge. After perfecting their display and a grilling from two separate judging panels, the girls' presentation skills shone through and they were selected to attend the National Final in The RDS on the 25th April. Congratulations to Ellen Simmon, Brigid Doherty, Eimear Smith, Aisling McCarron, Rachel Devlin and Katie Durey.

TYs Take on the Tug O' War Champs

TY Tug O War

TY Tug of War photo album (Thanks to Laura Cobo Ibanez)

As part of the Transition Year Sports Programme, TYs have been given the opportunity to branch-out and experience the numerous and diverse sports operating around Inishowen. This term the TYs experienced Tug of War through the generosity of Clonmany Tug O' War Club. Coaches Danny McGonigle and Daniel Doherty (Ranty) volunteered their time to introduce the TYs to the sport and put the students through their paces. The day culminated in a Tug of War tournament. The winning team's prize was a shot at the All-Ireland U16 Champs. The TYs thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like to thank Danny and Daniel for all their efforts.

Colour Run Raises €550 for Jigsaw

Colour Run Jigsaw

Pinch, punch start of the month! Gringotts Bank (TY) kicked off March with a splash of colour by holding a 5k colour run at CCS in aid of Jigsaw. On Wednesday, 1st March, First, Second and Transition Year students were seen racing around the school in white, dodging buckets of paint being thrown at them by a few gleeful teachers. The run managed to raise a great sum of €550 for Jigsaw, a very worthy cause that our school has been working very hard for all year. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped with organising and picture-taking. We couldn’t have done it without you. – Gringotts Bank