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, 13 December 2013


Last Wednesday we went to Dublin to sell Holly for the ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). We got there at ten in the morning and were greeted by representatives of the charity who told us what were going to be doing and why it is important. Over 1,000 children call in to Childline over the Christmas holidays.
             We chose a partner who we were going to be selling the Holly with. We each got a collection box, a box of Holly and a top with ISPCC volunteer written on it. Anna and I were selling outside Abercrombie and Fitch (it smells so good!). We volunteered from half ten until half two and then we got our lunch. It was a great day and I really enjoyed myself.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Road Safety Talk

Yesterday for a school trip we were brought to the RSA safety talk with other schools to show us the consequences of reckless driving and what we can do to prevent it. We got to walk around and ask at different stalls what they were doing as part of it. One school was there as part of their mini company to promote people taking taxis after a night out in the pub so there are no drunk drivers, I radio was there and a robot cop from America was also there. We were taken into a room where we were showed video's of crashes and there were people there to talk to us about the crashes.
           It was a really good and informative day out for all of TY.

Monday, 2 December 2013


So for the last few weeks instead of doing P.E. a zumba instructor has been coming in to teach us Zumba. Its been so much fun but really tiring its such a good way to get fit. We learn dances to popular songs and copy what she's doing. Some of the dances are so fun and upbeat I love it. I have also taken it up outside school with some girls from my class which is so much fun. I don't want it to end in school and go back to normal P.E. in school and I will definitely keep it up outside school.

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.