Gorey CS TY Newsletter

Come have a look at the Gorey CS Transition Year Newsletter and read what the year is all about.

Cycle Against Suicide Talk — January 21, 2016

Cycle Against Suicide Talk

The organisation Cycle Against Suicide came in to speak to us for the first three classes of the day. We were allowed to wear our own clothes on one condition – we must wear something orange. Pretty much everyone in the year wore something orange so that when the men came in they were hit by a sea of orange. It was nice hearing the personal experiences of the men who came in. They talked to us about their own struggles with mental health and suicide. Joe Dixon explained all the struggles he had when his own son committed suicide and the founder, Jim Breen, told us a collection of stories from throughout his life. They were presented with a phone case made by Club Essential, one of the TY enterprise businesses, which had the cycle against suicide logo  on it. We had pictures taken and overall it was a great day.

-Jack Redmond

Public Speaking — January 8, 2016

Public Speaking

TY consists of many various and innovative modules. These take place for three class periods on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. One of the most helpful yet nerve-wracking modules is Public Speaking on Monday morning.

When I originally found out that I had his module, I was not very happy and quite nervous. However, since I started the module, I have loved it and the things we have learned in class will be extremely useful for years to come.

Our teacher is Mr. Forrest and he has been absolutely brilliant at helping us improve things such as our posture and figure of speech when speaking. He has not been afraid to criticize and joke about our mistakes, but it is all in good humor and overall it has been a wonderful experience.

-Jack O’Sullivan