I walk into school and the open night is in full swing. Students have taken their places in the classrooms to promote the subjects and activities they are passionate about.
One of the first people I encounter is fellow ty student Katie Sexton who is informing people about Build-a-Bank which she has been apart of all year. I ask her what she remembers about her open night. “Mr. Pegler had a bottle of some orange foamy stuff and they were dissecting hearts in the biology lab! I also remember all the mini company stalls that were in the upper social area. I was debating whether I should go to another school or go to Sacred Heart but the open night made up my mind for me.”
So I make my way around the school to see if this open night was to be as memorable as mine way. As I make my way up to the Physics lab, I already know it will be. The corridor was partially filled with smoke as I walk in the door to see Mr. Pegler giving a science lesson to the excited 6th class students. I smile, knowing that they will get to enjoy even more of these antics if theydecide to join us next year.
Next is the Chemistry lab where the ty students who participated in Bt young scientist and are giving demonstrations of different experiments.
You can see a picture is worth a thousand words:
1st,2nd and 3rd year students are displayed
their gymnastic skills in the gym, and globes lined the tables of the geography room.
The English and Irish departments joined forces to passionately tell potential students about their subjects down in Room 10.
Melodic voices of the music students drifted down from the prefabs and while the prospective 1st years were challenged to mathematical challenges by Mr. Kiely.
WIth many more attractions on display including the business room with its award winning “angus girls”, out library full of books, art room busy with junior cert students and technology room smelling of sawdust, the night was finished off by the principal’s address, welcoming everyone to what I hope they pick to be their school come September.