Last Friday, all TY’s took part in a Personal safety Course which turned out to be an enjoyable but painful two hours.
Our instructor started off by telling us his personal life story of where he grew up and what he was involved in. He lived a horrible childhood with abuse and violence surrounding him. His childhood inspired him to become the person he is today.
He then showed us some very valuable moves and ways to defend yourself if you ever are approached or attacked by anyone. We then practised these moves on each other.
Met the bus at St Mary’s Car park. Waited for ages for one lad to arrive. He slept in late and the bus went to his house to collect him. We were 45 minutes late. Most lads fell asleep on the plane. We stopped at Wurtzburg after arriving. Listened to Mr Curran’s speech on the history of Wurtzburg. Got currywurst. Lovely. Went to Nuremberg and checked into hostel. Waited for ages for our keys.
Went to Nuremberg Rallies and Nuremberg Trials sites. Learned a bit about the Nazis at the Documentation Centre. Went to Munich and checked into hostel. Went swimming in the Olympic pool. We spent the whole time diving in and wrestling, great craic.
Started off going to Dachau. It was too cold. The Went to Pre lenton festival in Munich city. Good craic. Went to Alliance Arena. This was the best part of the trip. One of the teachers got mistaken for Robert Lewandowski. Spent the rest of the night playing rugby in the pool and snooker in the basement of the hostel.
Spent the day in Garmisch Partenkirchen. We got a cable car ride up the side of a mountain. Fr Jim sang Amhrán na bhFiann going back down. We then visited Oberammergau, a town in the Bavarian Alps. We went to the Church of St Peter and Paul, and then did some shopping. The pool was closed that night, so, we went back to the hostel. Jack Murphy had challenged Fr Jim to a game of snooker, Jack lost.
We went to the Fuherbau, which was once Hitler's office but is now a music school. Colm Dunne performed for us. We went to the pre lenton festival once more. Julien, who was in the school at the start of the year, was there, and we got a chance to see him again. After the festival, we went to the BMW Museum. Lads said they saw the real Robert Lewandowski making an ad for BMW. We then went to the airport and went home without losing anyone.
TY students, Matthew Hogan, Matthew Moore, James Drennan, Justin Manning, David Power and Aran Murphy are all involved in the Army Work Experience in the barracks this week. This includes visiting places, learning about the history of the barracks and also a day of fitness. We hope you are enjoying this opposed to being in school.
Ms. Ryan has given the opportunity to students to have a brief insight in to the work that is done in the Garda Siochana. Due to limitations, the program is only being offered to three students. Application forms have been handed out to students interested and are expected to be returned as soon as possible to get a chance of fulfilling this program.
TYs went fund raising in several different places in town. A group of about 10 lads went collecting money for Conradh na Gaeilge, and they raised over €900. Well done lads.
On the 15th of march the CBS students had there yearly Fun Run which took place in the castle park.Three students from TY took part in the timed run,David Power,Dylan Campion and Michael Gilman were the three students that took part in the run.This day would not have been a success if it wasnt for the organisation of the TY orgainsation group, Killian Phelan,Louis Radu,Evan Whearty,Cian Rowe,Oskar Gowin and Mati Nowak.
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