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Lauren O'Reilly
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Big Announcement..
Digital Youth Council! I am delighted to announce that I am on the 'Digital Youth Coucil of Ireland', the first of it's kind in Europe. All twelve of us on the council have achieved awards or milestones in terms of technology/ digital media. I am very excit...

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A Message For Future TYs
Now that we are into the month of August, I figured that those of you lucky boys and girls who will be going into Transition Year next Year have started looking for Work Experience and into extra-curricular activities. So, based on my own experience of TY, ...

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Excited?
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future". Franklin D. Roosevelt  "What excites you most about 'Excited?'"  This is one of the questions we asked people when some of the Radio TY team visited Dublin Castle ...

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Swim a mile with a smile
This Wednesday I was really excited and slightly nervous about the Ian Daly Swim a Mile for Barretstown. I hadn't trained for it so that was why I was nervous as I planned on doing the full mile by myself. When we got there we were pretty much straight into...

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Junior Spider Awards!
As you may have noticed, my blog has been shortlisted for an Eircom Junior Spider award! It is shortlisted under Best Project. This means I get to go to Google's  European Headquarters in Dublin on the 29th of April! Im sure there will plenty of exciting th...

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Seachtain na Gaeilge
Last week was 'Seachtain na Gaeilge' and for the past few weeks, my class, Tabei, has been practicing a play called 'Trúir Amadáin' which literally translates as the three idiots. We've had great fun practicing for it in class and were in tears laughing at ...

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Barcelona
We are going on a school trip to Barcelona soon and I cannot wait to go. We're going over easter which will be really good. Some of my friends are going also. We will be going to Fuerteventura, cathedrals, and many other tourist attractions and I cannot wait!!

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Gymnastics!
Yesterday we did our first P.E. class of gymnastics in Excel Gymnastics for 2 hours. I did gymnastics for over 7 years there as a child so it brought back great memories. We warmed up with some exercises and did the splits and then did some  jumping and tum...

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Whip Crack AWAY!
Last week was the week of our school musical, Calamity Jane, and as Calamity, it was one of the best weeks of my life. It was such a fantastic experience. Monday evening was the first rehearsal in the GAA and we tested the mics and stuff which made me so ex...

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Scifest
Last Friday Transition Years participated in Scifest! Although Scifest was stressful at times, it was nice to see it all come together. At the start of the year we were all put into groups and began preparing our titles. It was difficult to come up with a t...
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