Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Birthday Banter

Tuesday was my 16th birthday and saying I had a brilliant day would be an understatement. I woke up to presents from my family and notifications from my friends wishing me happy birthday. Claire and Melissa had pictures and messages posted at bang on midnight, thank u girls :) when I went in to my lunch room in the morning everyone sang happy birthday to me which was lovely.

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A collage Melissa made
Lunch time was so much fun, with more singing, presents and claire made me a lovely poster with pics and private jokes and things on it! Aideen made a yummy train cake aswell!
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The cake Aideen made

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Cakes, presents, posters and cards. Thank u all!
When I went home, I had family over and more cake! I really enjoyed my birthday and I can't thank all my friends and family enough for making my day so special. I had a lovely get together that saturday too with all my friends :) 
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Me and Aideen

That's all for now,

Lauren :)

Friday, 10 January 2014


"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Yesterday we went to the BT Young scientist exhibition which was brilliant. There were some really interesting projects from around the country such as how to prepare for an earthquake in third world countries and a light for your bicycle that lights up when a car approaches. These are just some of the many amazing projects that were competing in the young scientist. 

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It was the 50th young scientist exhibition so there was a special 3D show about space which was very interesting. It gave me perspective in relation to how small we are. They compared the size of earth with the sun and then the sun with other stars and it looked minute! It was really fascinating and I would definitely recommend visiting it if you are at the exhibition. 

However with the sciences aside, the highlight of my day was definitely meeting Ryan Tubridy and taking a selfie with him (below)
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After that I got to present the weather! We stood in front of the blue screen and Aideen pointed to the map and Melissa clicked for the prompter to change. I really enjoyed reading it and made me consider news reporting.. Sadly they didn't ask to hire me right there on the spot but I'm sure they were just too in awe.... ;)

Overall we had a brilliant day, thanks to all the science teachers and Mrs L for organising it :)

Stay tuned for even more TY antics and pictures,
Have a good weekend! 

Lauren :)

Be crazy, be happy

Hi guys! How are things? This week has been super busy for us TY's as it is our first week back after Christmas! We were all busy preparing for Junk Kouture, which I will tell you about later in this post. We are also preparing for Scifest and Mini Company, so for those of you that consider TY as a doss year, this is far from the truth. Not to mention the musical is in 7 weeks which I am excited about but also quite nervous but a bit of nerves is okay I spose :) Tickets are on sale now in the school, so make sure to get your before they sell out!

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Me and Sorcha in our Junk Kouture :)
So today was the big day of.. Junk Kouture! We had our fashion show today, which loads of students and teachers watched. We put a lot of time and effort into our outfit and I really enjoyed walking up the catwalk to this song:

It really tied in with the black swan theme, and I thought it was actually a really cool remix :) I really enjoyed the fashion show and doing the ridiculous makeup and hair and everything, although the wires stuck into me a bit, the minor injuries were worth it haha.

That's all for now amigos, watch this space for more TY madness, and just to spoil you on this fabulous friday, here is a nice happy song: