Alannah Doherty, a Transition Year student, won the hearts and minds of the judges with her creative photo diary and was announced The West of Ireland’s regional winner of the Bus Éireann ‘Go Places’ competition. Allanah then went on and was announced as the National Winner.
Alannah submitted 20 insightful photographs with humorous captions and hashtags of her journey to school using the Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme. The photos captured her journey from where it starts - across the road from Neven Maguire’s famous restaurant MacNean House and Bistro - past the picturesque Lough MacNean and on to Manorhamilton in North Leitrim.
“Ophelia and Emma prevented us from going to school for four days (God bless their souls) but every other day Bus Éireann and their team, rain or hail, get us there safe and sound #respect!” – she said.
The competition invited Transition Year students to submit projects – in words, photographs, or videos – about their journey to school. The three lucky regional winners won an iPad and crystal trophy each, with the overall winner receiving a day trip to Tayto park for the entire class on a Bus Éireann coach.
Ray Hernan, CEO of Bus Éireann said, “Bus Éireann is proud to be transporting pupils to school in the West via the School Transport Scheme for the past 50 years. Alannah’s submission was not only a creative tale of her journey to school, but it was also very humorous. Alannah documented some beautiful scenery on her route and incorporated some interesting information about the people she sees on her route to school. These included her friends, her bus driver and some farm animals! We were very impressed with her submission and hope she has a great day at Tayto park with her class.”
Transition Year Canoeing
Thirty TY students from St Clare’s Comprehensive began their level one canoe qualifications at acres lake Drumshambo on a very wet cold Thursday, May 3rd.The course is being run by Rivermania in conjunction with Leitrim Sports Partnership and Waterways Ireland. Thank you to Ms Bonnar for organising the event and accompanying the students