4B recently enjoyed a trip to Kairos Communication Centre in Maynooth, as part of our Video Technology module. There we used high-tech television production equipment to produce our own TV show, a short chat show which we dubbed, "The Noodle and Rice Show".
"The Noodle and Rice Show", co-hosted by Conor Kelly (Noodle) and Liam Horan (Rice), featured an array of distinctive guests, all created by 4B in the weeks leading to the trip to Kairos. We made sure that the characters were as wacky and as original as could be, and the finished product ended up being an impressive ten-minute show which we were all looking forward to seeing on DVD.
As well as starring in the show, we also produced the show by ourselves, under the guidance of Video Technology teacher Mr Dowd and staff at Kairos studies. We had many different roles and were surprised with the amount of work there was behind the scenes in producing a television show. I, for example, was the vision mixer for the show. I was responsible for cuing up the graphics and switching between the different cameras using a switchboard in the production room. It certainly was a different experience.
Thank you to Mr Dowd and all at Kairos Communications Centre for giving us the opportunity to produce our own TV show. Other TY classes in the year will also have the opportunity to go to Kairos, so we look forward to seeing how they get on.
How many other TY groups get to produce their own television shows?
(Written by Cathal McMahon, Photography also by Cathal McMahon)
A few snaps from today's rehearsals...
(Photography by Áine Budds)
On Tuesday, the 13th of October, Transition Year students had the opportunity to become more in touch with nature, as we spent the day orienteering in the nearby Donadea Forest. There we were split into groups, with each group given a map to help them find their way through the lush forest. We had to find certain codes hidden throughout the forest, and with everyone wanting to be the first to find all of the codes, there was a strong sense of competition amongst us. Although it became apparent that some of our map-reading and navigational skills need to be brushed up, we still really enjoyed the scenery and tranquillity of the forest. It was a unique experience far removed from that of a classroom, and was well worth the tired legs and wet feet. Here are a few photos that show some of the action:
(Written by Cathal McMahon, Photography by Ben Newman)
Hello and welcome to the new and improved Transition Year website! This year, we're excited to announce that we have a team of dedicated and enthusiastic TY students working regularly on the Blog and other aspects of the website! Expect to see regular updates, articles, news, photos and more right here! We're in the process of making the website as pleasant and easy as possible to navigate through, and will be maintaining this throughout the year. Feel free to browse around and learn more about the wonderful Transition Year programme that we have here at Cross & Passion College.