Lusk Community College

Transition Year

Transition Year

Transition Year is an optional year in Lusk Community College. The TY programme aims to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative, and responsible members of society.

The programme includes the core subject Maths, English, Irish and Languages. Then there is a long list of Modules that is on a rotational Basis

  • Art
  • Music
  • RSA
  • Geography
  • History
  • DCG
  • Musical
  • Guidance
  • Architectural Technology
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Ag Science
  • YSI
  • Gaisce
  • Religion
  • Lazar Design
  • Model United Nation
  • Classical Studies
  • Tech Tutors
  • Primary school Module
  • Pensioner Pals
  • Media Studies

Extract for Past TY Student, Naimh. (TY Student of the Year 2017 and National Richard Burke TY Personified Award Nominee)

“I realised that TY is an asset to students, helping them to build new relationships, learn new skills and flourish in so many different areas.

During the course of the year, community involvement became really important to me and many other students. The Young Social innovators competition made me look further into our community.

Work experience was one of the things I was most enthusiastic about in TY. I couldn't wait to get out there and experience what it was like to work in the real world. I applied for many programmes and to many companies all covering areas I was interested in. I first worked in Cooks Academy. Science was something I was eager to explore and one of the most in demand places for TY students is the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. I got accepted for the MyHealth programme and completed a week both at the college and in Beaumont hospital attending lectures and talks from doctors, consultants, students and surgeonsI was also accepted onto a chemical sciences programme in DCU, run by students and lecturers. Through work experience, I have narrowed down my interests. I know what I like and dislike, making it easier for me to chose leaving cert subjects and make informed decisions. I am happy with my options going forward.

Trips and adventures! Where do I start. Lily Put Adventure centre started the year on a positive note, allowing me to get to know people I thought I had known well for three years previously, but didn't. Throughout the year, I was determined to leave the classroom as much as possible. From Team Hope's shoebox centre to the Irish Museum for Modern Art, I saw the whole of Dublin and parts of counties I'd never been in before. I loved fencing in Trinity Gym and had fun making Spanish advertisements in Instituto Cervantes, Dublin. Pensioner pals' YSI speak out in the Mansion house was nerve racking, but extremely enjoyable and gave myself and some other students the opportunity to speak about alzheimers and our nursing home project, something we cared about, in front of hundreds. For the first time ever, I felt people cared about what we had to say.

I can't possibly name every trip, but one of the most memorable was our trip to Italy. While there, we saw Venice, Verona, Lake Garda and Milan. We zip lined, boat-tripped and drove around the beautiful landscape. I loved every second of it and I would go back without a doubt. One of our last big trips was a 26k Gaisce hike around Lough Dan and to Glendalough for my Gaisce Medal which I am proud off.

I am thrilled I decided to do Transition Year. I have changed my outlook on so many different things, by using the year to mature and revaluate my mindset. I am also glad I approached the year openly with goals and aspirations. I have become a lot more outgoing and talkative, generally feeling a lot more confident in myself and my work. My skill set has doubled within the past few months with my technology, social, leadership and decision-making skills greatly improving. I am proud of many things I have done, but I'm also proud of other people in my year who put so much work, time and effort into things they were passionate about. I've loved getting to know everyone around me better and others who I wouldn't usually interact with.

So what have I taken out of Transition year? I have gained new skills, made new friends, seen new places. I am more confident, determined, positive, passionate and resourceful.

It wouldn't have been the same without all of the teachers and staff who worked hard for a productive, eventful year. They brought out the best in us and should be receiving awards themselves.

I would recommend the year to anyone with a positive attitude and drive to experience new things. Anyone who wants to learn outside of the average classroom will excel in Transition year. I am thankful to anyone who has helped me along the journey this year to where I am now. I'm sad to be moving on, but I'm ready. I look forward to fifth year with a more mature outlook and new hopes. So, with my new found skills and achievements, I thank you Transition year for teaching me how to become more of the person I hope to be. “

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