St. Thomas’ Com­mu­nity Col­lege

Bray People - - SCHOOLS REPORT -

PRAC­TI­CAL EXAM TIME.

The school is a hive of ac­tiv­ity these days with Oral ex­am­i­na­tions in French, Ir­ish and Ger­man, coin­cid­ing with Prac­ti­cal Cook­ery ex­ams. But it's not all work and no play: sixth years and re­peat leav­ing cert stu­dents re­cently went to Causey Farm in Co. Meath on an ecol­ogy trip. By all ac­counts they had a great day, even if they did get soaked to the skin! TIME OUT

Mean­while the sec­ond and third years went to Kip­pure Ad­ven­ture Cen­tre for a most mem­o­rable oc­ca­sion. In the morn­ing they had an ecol­ogy visit with work­shop ac­tiv­i­ties, and in the af­ter­noon they par­tic­i­pated in bush craft­ing. This en­tailed con­struct­ing a shel­ter in the woods from only those re­sources avail­able in the sur­round­ing area. Then they “hunted” for their food from an ori­en­teer­ing-style trea­sure hunt list of clues. Then they had to fig­ure out how to cook it. They even had to light their own fire.... with­out matches!

Next day the sec­ond years were out again, this time climb­ing Bray Head and cross­ing al­most to Grey­stones. But it seems they were so ex­hausted from the Kip­pure ex­pe­ri­ence that they were slightly less en­thu­si­as­tic! AWARE

Se­nior stu­dents wel­comed a guest speaker from Aware, the or­ga­ni­za­tion which pro­motes men­tal health. This hugely im­por­tant is­sue was dis­cussed and hope­fully will prove to be of last­ing ben­e­fit as the stu­dents ad­vance through life. HAPPY EASTER

As Easter draws closer we wish ev­ery­one a very happy Easter. And for exam stu­dents.... good luck with the re­vi­sion.

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