This year as part of our focus on Literacy, we ran a Vocabulary Week for 1st year students. The week was a huge success.
TY students, along with their English teacher Ms Supple, designed and produced word games which were played in English classes during the week. Ms OMahony, Ms McConnellogue, Ms Griffen and Ms Ryan anchored these games in classes with support from TY students who came to help their First Year Buddies. These games focused on vocabulary and spelling.
A ‘Said is Dead’ Campaign ran for the week where students were encouraged to use a variety of different words to express themselves. An impressive poster display was on show for all to see on the library window.
Following consultation with all Subject Departments at a staff meeting, a designated Word of the Day was chosen. Students received a good note, for the correct use of the word when used in a relevant context, from their subject teachers. Winners for each day received a small prize.
Finally a Spelling Bee was held in each class with the winners going forward to a final where there were a variety of prizes to be won.
This week was a tremendous success. We look forward to running it again next year.