31st January 2019

On Thursday 31st of January Roscommon Community College welcomed a group of Argentinian students from a variety of different schools and language institutes in the areas of Buenos Aires, Santa Cruz and Jujuy. This group of students, aged between 14 and 20, are currently staying with host families in Limerick whilst studying English at the University of Limerick.

Their arrival to Roscommon Community College on a snowy, crisp January morning was met with a warm atmosphere. After a kind welcome and introduction to the school by Mr Mannion Roscommon Community College’s talented musicians and singers, tutored by Ms Lavin and Ms Smyth, entertained our guests with some traditional Irish music and song. Also, students performed some dancing with ‘Shoe the Donkey’ being a very popular piece with some of our guests getting so absorbed in  that atmosphere that they even joined in!

After a very enjoyable morning our Argentinian guests were escorted to St. Coman’s Handball Alley by Mr Timmons and Ms Tully so as to introduce our guests to one of our native sports that is increasingly rising in popularity. Students were given details of how to play the game and were able to try it out for themselves.  Upon their return they presented to RCC students on Argentinian culture; their food, drink, way of life and sporting activities. They particularly focused on basketball, a sport that they have achieved great success in in the Olympic Games.

Our guests were served up a hearty Irish Angus Beef Stew in the school kitchen for lunch followed by some Argentine treats. Yum!

After lunch, Mr Mooney took all on a farm visit where Seán Trundle, Keelan Gallagher and John Cunniffe delivered a talk on their involvement in The Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition. They also proudly introduced them to the prize animals that they won for the school. To end the day they visited The Sacred Heart Church in Roscommon Town before returning to Limerick.

A very memorable day for both our students and visitors.  Thanks to all involved for their participation.

RCC students making world connections

RCC students promoting Irish Angus Beef to our Argentinian guests