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Welcome to my blog! In my school (and many other schools in Ireland), fourth year - the year after our Junior Cert - is optional. It's a non-exam-based year but there's still plenty to do like projects in various subjects, work experience, competitions and trying out loads of new things! This year, a new idea was brought into TY; for each student to write a blog on their year...so this is my blog about my experience of TY. I started writing it in Spetember/October and it'll go up to the end of May when we get our Summer holidays and TY is over... If you're thinking of doing TY or if you just want to know more make sure you send me questions and I'll try my best to answer! Enjoy reading it!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Post of TY

Well this is a memorable moment...my last post of TY! I'm officially on summer holidays but I thought I'd write one last post of TY to draw my blog to a close :) (cheesy or wha'?!)
We finished up yesterday through tears, laughter and a bundle of the most amazing memories! On Monday night we had our "Graduation" night...it was amazing! We spent the past few weeks getting projects from the whole year together, planning costumes, practising our dances and doing loads more in preparation for the night.
On Monday we spent the whole day in the hall putting posters up on the walls, displaying things on tables and going over each of the acts again and again. Finally at 4 o'clock everything was ready to go.
When we came around 7 o'clock on Monday evening the hall looked great - there were colours everywhere from all the projects and the atmosphere was buzzing! The show started at 8 o'clock and by then our parents had all taken their seats. Our MC's for the night started off the show followed by Ms L starting our "roll call"...(shabooya :L) After that Amina did their dances and we did ours. Other acts included sean nós dancing, an Irish song (Connemara), Mama Said, ballet (classical & modern) and our graduation song; "Count On Me" by Bruno Mars. The night was so much fun and a great success! At the end we got our awards, certs and gave presents to various peopel and then there was tea and coffee for our parents & teachers.
Before we left we got our TY hoodies (which look really nice and are super comfy!) Then most of us headedd to McDonalds in Maynooth to celebrate. It was nearly twelve when we left but we had such a ball!
Yesterday was our last day of TY. When we went in in the morning we cleaned up the hall and took down all our posters. The paper bin was full to the brim of unwanted projects! (I kept all of mine!) At 11.30 we got on the bus for our last trip of TY - bowling in Newbridge! It was really good fun...I did pretty ok...better than I thought I would anyway ;) After bowling we played some of the video game things in the place before getting back on the bus to go back to the school...where we said one final goodbye to Eileen (who's moving school) and to each other until September.
TY was an amazing year and I'm really going to miss it! I learned so mucha dn made loads of new friends. My favourite bits were a mixture of Carlingford & the Gaisce hike! I have so many memories and it was definitely a year to remember...the best school year ever!
Thanks so much to everyone who madde the year as amazing as it was...especially Ms L and all our teachers!
On a side note, this blog was the first I've ever done but I really enjoyed it and maybe I'll do another one in the future!
I think everyone should do TY...I'd really recommend it to everyone! :)
Byeeeeeee! :)