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Malala Yousafzai – Woman I Admire

Within the past few days, I have been preparing a slideshow for my Drama class based on a specific woman that inspires me, who has had a huge impact on other lives and helped change something in this world for the better.

For this project I chose Malala Yousafzai who is currently 19 years old.

Malala Yousafzai was born in northwestern Pakistan, where her father was a school owner and was active in educational issues.

After having blogged for the BBC since 2009 about her experiences during the Taliban’s growing influence in the region, in 2012 the Taliban attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai on the bus home from school.

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She survived, but underwent several operations in the UK, where she currently lives. In addition to her schooling, she continues her work for the right of girls to education.

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Dance Drama Winners

For my drama module I have been spending the past 27 school weeks preparing for the Dance Drama competition final which our music teacher Mrs. Keogh has entered us in at the beginning of the Transition Year semester.

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Each Monday that we would arrive in school, for our first two subjects of the day – Drama, I would practice and act with my Transition Year classmates and my teacher.

Working together to improve the stage effects and small additions in the play, for example – lightning effects, projector images, music etc.


My role on the drama was one of Grace O’Malley’s three children. Grace O’Malleys character was portrayed by Aine O’Riordan, and her husband (DΓ³nal an Chogaidh) was played by Lee Carey who are both transition year students.


On certain Tuesday’s we would come into school and during our lunch time to practice and prepare for the Dance Drama. After weeks of practicing, and getting through to the finals in Briery Gap, the group, with the help of Mrs. Keogh, they came in first place in the end.

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The night ended by celebrating at McDonald’s (the usual tradition of TY trips!) and filled excitement from the days events and the others to unfold.

Material about Musicians

This week in Drama, each student from our Transition Year class presented a short informative slideshow which included information about their favourite musician or favourite band.


Some slides also included short YouTube clips, including the musicians most popular song, or even a student playing one of their favourite artists songs on their musical instrument.

My chosen artist was Eminem, Marshall Mathers, therefore I presented the following slides below:

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I also drew a sketch of the rapper, Eminem to add more visual effect to the presentation.

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