TRANSITION YEAR TRIP TO THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
On Wednesday September 23rd the Transition Years went to the National Ploughing Championship in Ratheniska, Co. Laois. We were informed of the trip within the first week of school. The cost of the trip was included in the Transition Year fees which we all paid at the start of the year.
We were brought to the National Ploughing Championship because Ms. Whelan thought it would be a great way for us to get ideas for Mini-Company while having fun and enjoying the day as well.
I got to look at many small businesses and I now have a much clearer vision of what I want to do for my Mini-Company this year. We saw so many small businesses from all over Ireland. A few of us got great ideas for our Mini-Company and most of us got a few freebies!! There was plenty free food available and we made the most of that!
From visiting the livestock area, we learned a thing or two about farming. Mr. Kehoe would be proud of us!! I had a lot of fun with my year group and feel I am much closer with some of the girls than I would have been before.
I really enjoyed this trip and in my opinion, it has been one of the highlights of Transition Year so far. I found that the trip was a good way to bond together as a year group and also to get ideas for future projects such as Mini-Company.
BY RACHEL SINNOTT 4A