Saturday 23 November 2013

Global Citizens Student Conference

On Thursday TY's went to Citywest for a Global Citizens Student Conference that was organised by Schools Across Borders. The conference was an opportunity for the 6 schools in the SAB Global Citizens network to get together and share ideas on what it means to be a global citizen. We were also treated to a play performed by Quadrangle Productions that showed us how one person can make a difference. Rebecca, Jayne, Aoibheann, Eilís and Sophie from Radio TY were there and conducted some interviews with the NGO's who had set up workshops for us to listen to, offering advice on setting up our own mini NGO to take action.

Listen to our interviews here with Concern, Trocaire, Irish Aid, and Burma Action Ireland.

Listen to our interview here with Maggie from NYCI

The play performed by Quadrangle Productions.


Burma Action Ireland


National Youth Council of Ireland

Irish Aid

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Let's talk Trash!

Home Economics in TY focuses on Junk Kouture. This is a competition that allows us to work in a team to create a full outfit, made completely out of recycled materials. Students can make their costume out of a variety of materials such as bubblewrap, cardboard, paper, bottlecaps etc, but it must contain at least one electrical item. The whole process is very time consuming, but it really is a great experience.

All TY's must participate in making the outfit. One student from each group is chosen by her group to model the dress for the fashion show held in the school for the other TY students to see. After the school fashion show, some students are chosen to go onto the Junk Kouture national competition, to compete against other schools. The judges are looking for a creative dress, that shows that a lot of work has been put in.

To find out more about the Junk Kouture competition, visit their website

Listen to our interview with TY students about preparing for the competition below.

Saturday 16 November 2013

Open Morning in St Wolstan's

Our RTY team took the opportunity to interview some incoming first years and their parents at the school Open Morning on Saturday the 9th of October. The school community came together to prepare for the school so it looked it's best and so that the new first years would feel good about coming to St Wolstan's next September. To find out more about St. Wolstan's click here.
We are happy to report that everyone seemed very pleased with what they saw of the school. Have a listen.

Friday 15 November 2013

Mini Company Promo

Aisling and Niamh interviewed people about their Mini Companies. There are some really interesting ideas so take a listen. Make sure to check out our podcast on iTunes (St Wolstan's TY) for more. Thanks guys. 

Thursday 7 November 2013

Calamity Jane Interviews - Lauren and Róisín

Today Aoife and Melissa interviewed Lauren and Róisín who got the lead roles in the school musical, Calamity Jane. We even got to hear a snippet of some of the songs so be sure to have a listen! They are both really excited about the musical, which we will keep you updated on. Lauren gives a character profile of Calamity and Róisín will tell you about the character of Katie. Make sure to check out our podcast on iTunes (St Wolstan's TY) for more. Thanks guys. Check out the St. Wolstan's Calamity Jane Facebook page and Blog to keep updated on the musical.