Presentation Diary (Thurles) 1stJune
Transition Year Students Climb the Galtee Mountains: On Wednesday last the Transition Year students travelled to the Galtee Mountains in Ireland’s Golden Vale. It is Ireland’s highest inland mountain range with the highest peak, Galteemore, rising to 919m (3018ft). The girls were well prepared with packed lunches, sturdy shoes and members of the Tipperary Hill Walking club to guide them. The sun was shining and conditions were perfect as the girls made their way to the peak of Galteemore. The tour guides remarked on the great camaraderie amongst the girls as they encouraged and motivated each other throughout the steep ascent. After a two and a half hour climb they finally sat down for lunch on the summit and took in the breath-taking sights, beautiful mountain lakes, waterfalls and rich bog life. There is a small spring near the top of the mountain where the water is crystal clear and this provided the perfect refreshment for those who had already exhausted their water supplies. The girls revelled in the challenge from the steep and dangerous crags, cliffs and rocks and there was a real feeling of achievement as they made their way back down the mountain for some well-earned rest.
Garda Visit to Second Years: The second year students were privileged to be addressed by Garda Annette Connolly during the week. She spoke to the students about her daily life as a Garda in Thurles and what her job entails. The focus of her visit was to advise the students on how to keep safe with regards to social media and advised them to involve themselves in healthy activities during the summer. The students found her talk very interesting and informative. The school would like to thank Garda Connolly for taking time out of her busy schedule to come to our school.