Transition year is an opportunity for all students to try out new projects and ideas. Over the years our TYs have taken on many new challenges and projects. Here are a few recent ones.
A group of TY students are involved in the Young Social Innovators project which en- courages young people to take an interest
in social issues of all kinds. Our students are researching the issue of micro-beads in skin- care products. The YSI group were awarded a Highly Commended Award in the National Final of the competition.
For the past two years TY students have run a school bank in conjunction with the AIB “Build a Bank” project. The Bank is a great way for students to learn about running a business as well as get an insight into the financial world.
Junk Kouture is a national competition to encourage recycling. SGS has entered for the last number of years, getting through to the Regional finals most years and getting through to the National Finals in 2015/16. Students work in teams of up to three to design, make and model the outfit. TY students this year submitted four designs. “EDEN” by Juno Ellison and Kitty Bird (modelled by Nina Ndu-Nwogu) made it through to the Western final of the competition
Mini-Companies have been an integral part of TY Business Studies over the years. This year the TY group setup a a company making and marketing chopping boards.
TY students get a chance to take part in the Sky Sports “Living for Sport” programme, which is a sports day to teach students life lessons for success in sport.
This year TY science enthusiasts got involved in the SciFest programme. They presented projects as diverse as “Water Bottle Rockets” and an investigation entitled “Do Preferences Bias our Choices?” The programme aims to encourage a love of science and technology. Students and teachers found the experience very rewarding.