Friday, 16 May 2014

ICT in Education Conference

On Saturday we were invited to ICT in Education Conference in LIT, Thurles Campus to showcase what we do. The theme of the conference was Global Voices. It was showing how teachers and students use technology in the classroom.

ICTEduWe caught up with Ciaran Cannon, Minister of State for Training and Skills, after his opening address and asked him a couple of questions. Have a listen to what he tells RTY about his work, his day, education in the digital era and the important issue of education for girls especially MDG No 2.
We would like to thank Conor Galvin, UCD and Pamela O’Brien, LIT Thurles for inviting us and organising the event.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Junior Spiders!

This Tuesday, Radio TY was invited to Google HQ to attend the Eircom Junior Spider Awards. We were shortlisted for 2 awards - 'Best Project' and 'Best Concept' in the Tera Spiders category for Transition Year, 5th and 6th year students.

Melissa, Lauren, Eilís, Aoife, Aisling and Ciara attended alongside Mrs L on the day to represent Radio TY, and all enjoyed a day of entertainment and treats before the awards ceremony.
When it was announced that Radio TY had won the award for 'Best Concept', everyone was absolutely delighted, and a little shocked!!
We are so delighted to have won such a fantastic award, and thanks to everyone who is involved with and supports Radio TY!

Two of the Radio TY team had also been shortlisted for their own individual TY blogs - Eilís and Lauren. Well done girls.

We were so excited to be at Google HQ that we forgot to conduct any interviews! One of the team, Claire, had to miss the event because she was competing in a Walk Race at Santry but here is an interview she did with the girls who attended Google on Tuesday:

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

We've got rhythm!

"Rhythm is a dancer,
It's a soul's companion,
People feel it everywhere"


Last week the Transition Years of St Wolstan's were fortunate enough to have Dave from Jabba Jabba Jembe come to give drumming workshops during school. We learnt about rhythm, technique and culture, all the while having a blast. We found it very interesting and it was a lovely bonding experience for the classes as well. Some of the teachers even joined in and really enjoyed it! Thanks to our Music teacher Ms G for organising it and thanks to Dave for this wonderful experience. Aoife and Lauren from RTY interviewed Dave and here is what he had to say:

Monday, 17 March 2014

How lucky are we to be in school?

This week TY held an Awareness Week about the importance of educating girls. As well as announcements, and posters around the school, they showed a story from the film Girl Rising to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Years in the Demo Room each lunchtime. Tickets were given out the day before to a lucky 60 students each day, and popcorn was provided! It was like our own cinema in school but with a serious topic of course. Here Radio TY team members catch up with TY's, 1st and 2nd Years and ask them their thoughts after seeing the film.

Listen here to some 1st Years who feel inspired to do something about the issue!

See our project blogs - A Girl Friendly World at and Calíní Saor at

Friday, 7 February 2014

So Long, farewell, auf wiedersehen....goodbye

Ms Mc Grath (left) and Ms Ward when they produced The Sound of Music in 2011
This week on Radio TY, Aoife and Eilís caught up with Mrs. McGrath on her last day teaching at St. Wolstans. They asked her about all of the memories she has here from over the years. Ms Mc Grath leaves St Wolstan's and we are sorry to see her go, but we wish her all the best in her new job as Deputy Principal in Kildare Town Community School.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Diabetes Q&A

Diabetes Ireland - 19 Northwood House, Northwood Business Campus, Santry, Dublin 9
This week on Radio TY, Jennifer got the chance to catch up with Aoife, who is a type 1 diabetes sufferer. She has been living with diabetes for over a year now and is coping well.  In this interview, Aoife tells us about what type 1 diabetes is and what it involves. Although it was hard for Aoife at first, she reminds us that it is important to stay positive and that things will get better. There is lots of support available for diabetes sufferers, the main one being Diabetes Ireland which gives you information and advice about Diabetes. It also contains recent news and upcoming events. Make sure to like their Facebook page here to keep updated. If you have any questions, Aoife will be happy to answer them. Listen to our interview below.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Calamity Jane

Ciara caught up with Kyle and Conor at the Saturday rehearsals for the school musical Calamity Jane. Everyone in the musical is very dedicated to the musical and attend weekly rehearsals. Ciara chatted to Kyle and Conor to discuss their roles in the musical. Kyle, who plays Bill, and Conor, who plays Francis, gave us an update on how the musical is coming along.

Friday, 17 January 2014

St.Raphaels Friendship Club

In this interview Ailbhe and Niamh interviewed the different members of St. Raphael's Friendship Club; these include the service users, the co-ordinator and the volunteers.
The friendship club is a club that was established in St.Wolstan's in 2008 where girls from the school visit St. Raphael's and play games and socialise with the service users every Wednesday on a rota.
It has become very popular and it is seen that not only do the service users benefit from the club but so do the volunteers.
This was a very enjoyable set of interviews to do and we hope you enjoy them too!