Following a year of fantastic achievements, the TY students from Killarney Community College graduated on Friday, 24th May 2019.
The afternoon was delivered by TY co-ordinator Ms. Kerri McCarthy who congratulated the TY class of 2019 on their many magnificent achievements throughout the year. Transition Year students spoke about the highlights of the year including; filmmaking with Mieke Vanmechelen, completing their Bronze Gaisce President’s Award, going to the finals in Dublin for the Young Social Innovators, attending the ploughing championships, completing their emergency First Aid course with Sheilah Nolan, Surfing at Inch Beach, involvement in the Business in the Community Programme in association with Marks & Spencers, completing public speaking with fair city actor Alan Devine and their drama workshop with Bernard Casey. They spoke about learning new photography skills with Michéal O’Sullivan, and completing their car safety course with the Munster Driving Campus. They spoke about their involvement in the Jigsaw programme and the positive impact that it has on the school community. They spoke about the volunteer work that they completed in the community, fundraising for various organisations throughout the year including: Barnardos, Irish Road Crash victims and the Special Olympics.
According to Ms. Kerri McCarthy “Another hugely successful Transition Year in the college, it is always so overwhelming at the award ceremony when the year is showcased to the student’s family. The students excelling in all areas both academic and extra-curricular. The highlight of the year was premiering their film “zzzaped”. The graduation day is a very proud day for both parents, teachers and students in the college as we got to celebrate and acknowledge the many achievements and accolades received throughout the year”.