Niohmi Blog 2

Wednesday June 6th 2012

Hey guys,

Like everyone I’ve been busy from my last blog – from completing my teaching practice, the Easter break and then being back in Belfastto complete those dreaded exams and assignments.  However I can relax now as I am on a four month summer break!  I’m sure many 7th years have recently enjoyed their last few days at school before the A-Levels begin with leaver’s masses and all the last day pranks.  I’m sure some of you may have even dropped a few tears while many maybe couldn’t wait to get out the door!

Before finishing for Easter I was out on teaching practice, which to be honest before I started I thought was going to be quite a daunting experience.  The difference a year can make— less than a year I ago was sitting at the other end of the desk and now I was expected to teach a class!  The school I was placed in was lovely and I had a very positive experience, it allowed me to put the theory into practice and I will not be daunted by the challenge next year.  When I finished teaching practice, that marked the start of my Easter holidays and that weekend  I went  to  Galway with my  GAA club to visit the Claregalway club, as part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations, for  what was  a weekend of Gaelic games and craic – (our very own Jedward even made an appearance!!).

After Easter it was back toBelfastthis was hard as it was my first time being down in 8 weeks – I missed my dinners being made for me.  I had a few final nights out with my friends before exam season.  A few days of sun between all the rain made the Holylands look like they’d had a spring clean with a real student atmosphere and people relaxing all around Botanic Gardens.  On Bank Holiday Monday, myself, Eilis, Rosemary (the other Michaela Foundation Student Award Scheme recipients), Siobhan and Sinead formed a team and ran the Belfast Marathon to raise awareness of the Michaela Foundation.  The weather conditions were bad but we made it to the end line in four hours and twenty seven minutes.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored me – it was a great experience!

The last three weeks of term were probably the busiest weeks of the year with the amount of work.  I had a number of assignments to hand in and then had to study for my test – I was lucky I only had one.  Instead of heading to a nightclub, many people were going to the library!

It’s now great to be finished and be starting my longest summer holiday ever!  I have now completed first year which has been a brilliant year for me – I have met many new friends and fantastic people and am looking forward to the rest of my university years.

For all those still sitting exams, good luck and its worth a few sacrifices just think of the rewards at the end and you’ll get through!