Students hold a cake sale in the Social Area during lunch time to raise capital for their mini company.
Congratulations to Lauryn Homan (left) and Anna Morrrissey (right) on being selected for the South Girls' Basketball Squad that will compete in the forthcoming Inter Regional Tournament in Dublin later this month.
We wish you every success on the court.
On a beautifully sunny Thursday morning last week St Vincent’s Transition Year students set off for Garretstown Beach near Kinsale, accompanied by their Art teacher Ms. J. Neill, their Geography teacher
Ms C. Day and their Science teacher Ms F. Dodd.
The main aim of the trip was to bring the Art, Geography and Science Departments together so as to offer the students a new type of learning experience, where they would see ‘the everyday’ in a different and exciting way that would create links between all three subjects.
Topics explored by the girls included tidal movement; coastal erosion; the power of the sea; the chemistry of exothermic reactions; the beauty of natural patterns and the diversity and survival of jellyfish and other sea life in harsh coastal environments.
Students even managed to capture some of ‘Nature’s Art’ for themselves by mixing their own Plaster of Paris on-site and creating plaster casts of various sand patterns on the beach surface. Seeing features of erosion including cliffs, wave cut platforms and sea stacks brought the textbook to life for each student. Well done to all our TY students who proved you can be an Artist, a Geologist and a Scientist all at the same time!
What our students said..........
'I enjoyed being outside exploring places I don’t normally go to. I also enjoyed being with my friends and looking at the pretty things in nature that I didn’t notice before. I really liked it.' - Courtney Murphy
'I learnt that if you don’t go on your phone you notice more stuff in nature.' - Sinead Waters
'I saw patterns and colours in nature that I had never seen before. The beach is a lot more interesting than I thought.' - Leah Pepper
'The day I went to Garretstown beach I noticed and learnt new things about the connection between Art, Science and Geography. We learnt about different types of seaweed and creatures. We noticed the beautiful nature of the patterns and colours on the beach. We timed how many waves come in per minute. We noticed different types of rocks. The next time I go to a beach I will take more notice of my surroundings and tell my family about nature' - Sarah-Kate Sheehan
'I thought it was very good because it opened my eyes to things I have never noticed before on the beach.' - Maria Slattery
'I enjoyed using the quadrant to identify the different types of rocks and using the rock key.'
- Sarah Constant
'Our science teacher showed us different types of jellyfish and seaweed.' - Eve Hannigan