The Approach… Fri 2nd February at 7.15pm
Murder of Crows… Wed 7 February at 7.30pm
Scorch… Thurs 15th February at 7.30pm
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The following students travelled to Dublin Castle with Ms. Purdy last week to volunteer at the Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony. They formed a guard of Honour for the President and he took time to meet and chat to every one of them.
When we arrived at the Aviva stadium we were given badges with different SDGs on them which represented the group we would be put in. We were told to write our names on the badges. There were free rulers, pens, posters and information leaflets being given out. We were then brought into a room. There was a pathway of the sustainable development goals explaining what each one is. There were lots of opportunities to get your picture taken with cardboard cutouts. Sarah Moore and I were asked to get in a group photo with 4 students from other schools. There was a goal with the sustainable development goals in it which I thought was a clever idea. There were football gloves and a ball which you could use and get your photo taken in the goal. We were then brought to listen to speakers. One of the talks that really stood out for me was the one by Deborah. She spoke about her personal experience of being homeless and how she didn’t choose to become homeless. I learned that there are thousands of children homeless in Ireland. This talk really inspired me to want to take action and help. At lunch time we got free pizza and hot drinks. After the talks we had discussions about how we could help and what we want to change in the world. We then wrote down on a sheet of paper what we wanted to change in the world. We had a competition to see who could build the highest tower using the sheets we had written on and stickers. Lastly we wrote a letter to the department of education asking for changes that we thought would benefit us. It was an an enjoyable day and I learned a lot throughout the day.
A number of Mount Temple TY pupils feature in a video made by SOAR which is a is a collective movement which believes that there is greatness within all young people. They create and deliver early intervention-preventative, wellness workshops for young people aged 12 to 18 years from all backgrounds.
During her Work Experience placement TY Pupil Lucy Hatton has written 2 articles for the Irish Independent . Here is the link to the her very topical article on children’s online lives in the Parenting section of the newspaper.
MT Magazine Online (by TY pupils): Sport, Music, Reviews, Travel, Health & Beauty, and more.
LINK available here.
Stand Up! Week tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBT students by other students. A Mount Temple pupil was featured in an article for the Irish Times on tackling homophobic bullying in schools. Click here to read it. Below are also some photos from Mount Temple’s Stand Up! Week 2017. Click here for more information on the Stand Up! campaign.