Friday, 25 October 2013

Halloween Dress Up Day

Today was Halloween Dress-Up Day at St Wolstan’s, a day where each year group dresses up in Halloween costumes based on different themes. It is always a great day, and students and teachers alike always put in great effort.

Melissa, Aoife, Aisling and Eilís from the RTY team went out to ask people about their costumes. Listen to the TYs below as they explain what they dressed up as.

To find out more about St. Wolstan's click here.

Listen to the 5th and 6th Years explain about their costumes too.

Caoimhe sings Each Coming Night

RTY members Laura and Anna caught up with Caoimhe, a fellow TY, who kindly allowed us to record her singing for our radio and blog. As you can tell she has an amazing voice and when she sings everyone can't help but stop and listen. Her arrangement of Each Coming Night by Iron and Wine changes it completely, what was once an indie song is now a bitter sweet lullaby that brings a tear to your eye.

However, if you prefer Indie here is the original, 

We hope to hear more from Caoimhe soon.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Is the world child friendly? Tabei will find out.

Today Lauren from the RTY team spoke to class Tabei about their Development Education project as part of the Schools Across Borders programme. The title they have chosen for their project is: 'Is the world child friendly?'. This is a hugely important matter and in order to cover each aspect of it, the class split into groups. Lauren went around and asked each group what they are working on. Have a listen!

Check out their blog in the next few weeks to find out their answer.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

1st Years visit the Dr!

As part of Maths Week, all 1st Years went to a workshop with Dr Maths in Intel, Leixlip. RTY spoke to a few 1st Years to find out what they did there. Thanks to the Maths teachers for organising the trip.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Friendship Week Fun Walk

Today was the annual Fun Walk, a way to end our Friendship Week in St Wolstan's. Each year in the school is given a colour and they dress up, perform a dance and head off on a short walk around the village.

Have a look at some of our photos on the school website

Lauren from RTY interviewed a few 6th Years as they reflected on their previous 5 or 6 Fun Walks.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Calamity Jane auditions

RTY find out a bit about the recent auditions for the school show, Calamity Jane. Check out the St. Wolstan's Calamity Jane Facebook page and Blog to keep updated on the musical.

Again, this is an on the spot interview. We're still finding our feet with podcasting but TY's are keen!

Listen here as Lauren interviews Aoife:

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Road Safety Week

RTY interviewed Pat Mc Neeley of Bayside Services when he came to the school today to deliver the Drive 4 Life road safety workshop. The workshop was sponsored by Kildare Road Safety officer Declan Keogh, who also came into the school to visit TY.

We are only experimenting with podcasting at the moment so bear with us. We have some help to improve our podcasts coming soon though!

Listen to their short interview below.

Check out Kildare Road safety on Facebook