About Me

Hey my name is Laura and I'm 16 years old and doing Ty this year. My blog is about my year in Ty. I will write about the year and activites we do throughout ty.

Friday, 22 November 2013


Our school is taking part in a new project called Schools Across Borders. Where we as students can connect with and talk to students from countries such as Palestine and Burma where there is conflict to see what their lives are like and what we can do to help.
                                    Yesterday as part of SAB we went to City West for a talk on the program and to talk to students from Palestine and Burma in person and see why this is important to them and also to talk to the other schools involved in the project. We got to talk to NGO's and see what work they are doing and how it can help us in our project. It was a really good day as we got to see what the other schools are doing as well as seeing why it is important for us to be doing the project.
                                  For more information visit http://www.schoolsacrossborders.org/

Friday, 15 November 2013

Trip around Dublin

Yesterday we went to Dublin for an English trip we went to then national library for a W.B. Yeats exhibit, the national museum to see the bog bodies and the national gallery to see paintings by John Yeats. I found the gallery really interesting as the paintings by John Yeats as I saw his style of painting changed hugely as he grew older. I liked his last works the bet as when you first looked at the painiting all you see is a chaotic mess but as you look closer and focus you start to see shapes and figures forming in the painting that tells a story.
                                   I liked the Yeats exhibit because we got to see what his life was like and what his other interests were besides poetry. We learnt that he was part of a cult for mystical creatures and that he loved the theatre. The bog bodies were my least favourite as the bodies creeped me out and I didn't like looking at the decaying old bodies.
                                  My favourite part of the day was lunch as we got to go to McDonalds, walk around Grafton street amd go into the different shops.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Work experience almost over!

Only three weeks left of my work experience in Boots. It has been such a good experience working with people and the customers most of them were so friendly and nice. I loved talking to them and helping them find what they need. It was hard work because it's coming up to Christmas and everyones looking for Christmas presents and getting stuff for the holidays but I liked the atmosphere of the shop. I loved working in the different departments like cosmetics and pharmacy and with the people who worked there.

Friday, 8 November 2013


A little while ago we got to miss a whole day of work for a road safety talking where we were told about the dangers of the road, we were showed videos of crashes and what happens to the people after if they survive how their life is completely changed and how they deal with the situation. It is so scary to think that could happen to anyone at any stage and you have no control over it. We were showed what people were thinking before they made the stupid decision that resulted in people getting killed or injured.
                                  In the afternoon after the videos we got to take a mock theory test to see what the questions are like and what areas we need to study for. I passed mine on the first go even though we didn't get to study and I am thinking of taking my real one soon after studying for it this month so I am one step closer to driving.

Gifts, Gifts, Gifts!

This is week in work experience was so busy coming up to Christmas is very busy for Boots as people are buying presents for their family and friends so I had to help them find everything they need and recommend different gifts for people. The store was packed, it was such a different atmosphere from normally but it was good. I also had to put away a lot of stock as we had a delivery and price checked items. I love helping and talking to the customers because they are mostly so nice and friendly plus it makes me really excited for Christmas, I can't wait!