Digital Literacy

As one of their 10 week modules TY students took part in a course named ‘Digital Literacy’. They spent some time researching child friendly experiments based on the five senses, following it up by making a short information book with experiments on each sense. This morning the students visited St Mary’s primary school where they carried out the experiments with the 3rd class students. It was very much enjoyed by both the TY students and the children.

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TY Module-Chinese

Transition Year students have been taking a beginner’s course in Chinese Language and culture since November as a ten week module .The teacher, Chinese native Xinan Sun from Maynooth University has been very impressed by the progress of the students.

Congratulations on being the first group of Transition Year students to complete the Chinese Module in the school.

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TY-Look into Law Programme

Congratulations to Nicole O’Brien who has spent the last week at The Bar of Ireland’s office.

A total of 100 students from schools all over Ireland took part in The Bar of Ireland TY programme.

A host barrister ‘hosted’ a small group of 5 students for each morning of the 5 day programme. The barrister involved the students in a variety of cases and exposed the students to the daily life of a junior barrister. Students had the opportunity to ask questions of the host barrister during the morning sessions.

Other opportunities offered to Nicole were a talk by a judge, a legal affairs correspondent who gave an insight into court reporting and the life of a Garda in the  Criminal Court of Justice. Friday was the highlight of the week as she got to take part in a mock trial in a court room.

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Chess Club

For the second year running in Collinstown there is a chess club running at lunch time. The chess club runs every Wednesday in the library.

This year like last, it has proven to be hugely popular and there has been a great number of new players. We are currently beginning our in house chess league and regularly have mini-tournaments. Matches against opposition chess teams will be taking place after mid-term.

It is open to players from all year groups and all levels. If you are an expert and would like to play against the best chess players in Collinstown Park C.C you are more than welcome. If you have basic skill levels or perhaps have never played before you are also more than welcome.

The club consists of students from all year groups and from beginners to veterans.

One of our expert students will show you the basics from identifying each chess piece to basic strategy and ultimately how to play an effective endgame.

Checkmate!

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Glasnevin Cemetery- Tour Guiding Programme

Twenty-six Transition Year Students visited Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum on Wednesday 8th February to take part in its Tour Guiding Programme. This unique programme is designed to give students a sense of the real experience of working in the tourism industry by training them in the fundamental skill of presenting to an audience as a tour guide. The programme helps to develop the student’s skills in public speaking and research, in a manner that is aimed at building their self-confidence in dealing with members of the public.

The Transition Year Tour Guiding programme involves two trips to Glasnevin Cemetery.

On today’s visit, students were given a presentation by John, one of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s tour guides on the tourism industry, the golden rules of customer service and the skills needed to research and deliver a tour.

On the second visit the students step into the shoes of the tour guide and present to their class at the grave of one of the many historic figures buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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Collinstown Park Community College, Rowlagh, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.   phone (01) 457-2300   fax (01) 457-2303  e-mail collinstown@collinstownpark.ie
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