Tare Kearns and Orla Murphy (Athena) write:
On the 22nd of October 28 Loreto students hosted 32 Dutch exchange students in their homes. There were many activities organised for this visit.
On Monday we had three activities throughout the day – these included an Irish soda bread baking and pumpkin carving workshops, tai chi and a forensic […]

Aoife McEntee and Orla Ward (Athena) write:
As part of our Dutch exchange students’ very enjoyable week in Ireland at the end of October, we joined them on their trip to Galway. We departed early on the Thursday morning, and 3 hours later we arrived in Salthill, Galway. When we got there we split up and […]

Megan Brady (TY) writes:
On Monday the 23rd of January, five TY students travelled with Ms. Gaffney to Bergen-op-Zoom in the Netherlands. As they arrived at the train station in Bergen-op-Zoom, they met their hosts and were whisked away to their homes for the week. They spent the week living as a student in Bergen-op-Zoom going […]

The Book of Kells

November 10, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Aisling Bourke (TY Hibernia) writes:
On Thursday the 10th of November, the Transition year students, along with the visiting Dutch students, went on a fascinating and enjoyable trip to see the Book Of Kells in Dublin. In the heart of Dublin city, we walked through the cobbled streets of Trinity College. Inside the magnificent Old […]

Masterchefs

November 9, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Ciara Sheridan (TY Hibernia) writes:
On Wednesday the 9th of November both the Loreto girls and the Dutch exchange students took part in some traditional Irish baking as they attempted to create soda bread and apple crumble. The rush began in the kitchen as the students started making the soda bread. Most of the Dutch […]

Aimée Maguire (TY) writes:
Today the Transition Year students along with our visitng Dutch exchange students from T’Rijks school travelled to Rosnowlagh beach in Donegal to Turf ‘n Surf. Our plan was to try and catch some waves although that didnt quite work out for all of us. On arrival we were given wetsuits and split […]

Lauren Freehill and Aislinn Tierney (TY Monnet) write:
On Thursday of exchange week the Dutch students and Loreto TYs headed off to Dublin for the day! The bus was filled with friendly banter and our very own lively class of Monnet provided the “ceol agus craic” factor for our guests. We arrived at Trinity College Dublin […]

Louisa Briody (TY Monnet) writes:
It was a mild Sunday evening when myself and my family made our way to the Farnham Hotel in Cavan. I felt very nervous yet excited as I was collecting my Dutch student visitor who would be spending the week with me in Ireland. I arrived at the hotel […]

Last night the students from our Comenius partner school, ‘t Rijks, in the Netherlands arrived in Cavan to stay with host families from Transition Year. A very busy week of activities is planned inside and outside our school this week for all Transition Year students and their visitors.

Pictured above are TY Schuman class preparing to […]

Transition Year European Studies students are hosting visitors this week from our four Comenius project partner schools in Norway, Estonia, Spain and Holland.
Details of the visit can be found at the project website.

GIDDY UP!

December 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

As part of our Transition Year some of the students in our class when on an exchange trip to Holland. The students who stayed in Ireland had an activity-based week. One of the days we went horse-riding.  We split into two groups – one went riding while the other group did stable management. It was […]