Transition Year Event At Colaiste Iosagain , Portarlington

Transition Year Event At Colaiste Iosagain , PortarlingtonTransition Year end of year celebrations began in Colásite Íosagáin, Portarlington on Wed May 23rd with Mock Trials. Mr Brian Hutchinson , chairperson of the Board of Management acted as judge , as the students ably guided by their teacher , Ms. Sugrue , acted out the Frankie Huntington murder trial. It was very enjoyable as the parents acted as jurors and found the defendant not guilty. All then retired to Room 23 for a wonderful night of fun and entertainment. Ms. M. Nolan , TY co-ordinator thanked all the partners in education for their help and support and this was followed by a speech from every student. The speeches were very entertaining , as the students recounted their year of activities, learning and fun. € 420 was presented to Dirty Old Towns as a result of The Great Portarlington Bake Off held during the year when students made hundreds of cup cakes and sold them and also participated in the Dirty Old Towns TV show. A year full of adventure and excitement was recounted as students enthused about their contributions, experiences and achievements. Following the speeches prizes were presented.

The prizes included :

Best Portfolio – Shauna McNamara

Academic Excellence -Cian Dunne

Acadenic Recognition -Airinas Dedele

Enterprise Award -Lauren Byrne and Rachael Pender

The Geraldine Walton Award -Stephen Hughes and Michelle Murphy

Bank of Ireland Student of the Year -Award Niamh Hogan

The biggest surprise of the night came when Mr Niall Cole from Rehab Care announced that the Transition Year Mini Company, which was the talent show, held at Christmas to raise funds and awareness for Rehab Care scooped first prize in the Student for Change Competition. The students presented The Rehab Group with a contribution of €1.050.00. The evening concluded with refreshments and musical entertainment from a newly formed band Misadventure consisting of four TY students Stephen Hughes, Darragh Nerney, Mark Garry and Glen Mitchell.

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