Transition Year Exchange with Wise Elders

Tuesday March 27th saw Class Flood and Class Nolan spending a lovely morning in the company of members of the Dunboyne Active Age Retirement Association (DARA) and members of the local branch of Friends of the Elderly. The students interviewed their guests on the subject of Dunboyne past and present and gained a wonderful insight into how their lives in 2017 differ from their wise elders. Music was provided by the superb Transition Year Musical students whose renditions of ‘Cleaning Windows’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ saw the younger students and older adults heartily harmonising! Great teamwork then took place as the TYs and visitors were led by Irish teacher Ms Minihan in the making of St. Brigid’s Crosses. This was followed by the obligatory selfie taken by students with their partners, a fitting end to a very special morning.  Henry Ford once said that ‘anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty’.  There is certainly no fear of that happening based on the energy in the Gannon Area last Tuesday. St Peter’s College would like to especially thank Anna from Friends of the Elderly and Lucy from DARA for their help in organising the visit and to all the staff in school who gave a helping hand on the day.

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