25th May 2017
On the 24th of May 2017 Roscommon Community College was awarded our 7th Green Flag for “Global Citizenship-Energy”, at the annual awards ceremony held in The Hodson Bay Hotel, Kiltoom.
Green Schools, in conjunction with An Taisce, organised the event and invited all recipients of the Green Flag to attend the awards ceremony. A grand total of 59 schools throughout Roscommon and Offaly were represented with nearly 200 students present. Michael John O'Mahony, Director, An Taisce EEU, Cathy Baxter, Manager, Green-Schools, Jane Hackett, Manager, Green-Schools Travel, and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten were there to present the awards.
Representing Roscommon Community College on the day were students Michael Egan, Green Schools Chairman, Simon Leonard, Vice-Chairman, Maria Lohan, Secretary, Danny Arnold, Treasurer, along with Teachers Mrs. Egan and Mrs. Smyth. These students, however, are only a fraction of the vast number of students who helped our school claim our seventh green flag, an accomplishment very few schools have achieved. There are many steps involved in achieving a green flag and many people were involved in this process.
An interesting fact we learnt in relation to energy conservation on the day is that in the last year all schools partaking in projects related to energy, saved the amount of energy it would take to make 175 MILLION cups of tea! We, in RCC, contributed to energy conservation by carrying out many projects including the following: PowerPoint Presentations; Poster Campaigns; Intercom announcements; Class announcements; Surveys; Social media campaigns; Fair trade projects; Community Involvement Activities; Worldwise; Workshops; Green Slogan etc.
Our green flag slogan which was composed by the green flag committee is, “RCC, Responsible Care of our Community”. The slogan was chosen by the committee, with music and additional lyrics being composed by Danny Arnold and Maria Lohan. The song can be viewed on our schools website at (www.roscomcol.ie ).
We would like to thank the whole school community who have embraced the theme of Global Citizenship. We would also like to thank Kathleen Shanagher of Tidy Towns Association and Suzanne Dempsey, Roscommon County Council. A particular thank you to Denis Naughten who provided valuable advice and presented the school with an energy saving kit.
Article by: Simon Leonard and Michael Egan
25th May 2017
Business students from first year to fifth year recently represented Roscommon Community College at the Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Event held in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon. Students were introduced to the Stock Market with activities that gave students the opportunity to respond to real-life market scenarios. Working in teams, students made collaborative decisions on recent news headlines and their impact on interest rate movements and whether to buy or sell specific market bonds. This Bank of Ireland initiative in association with the secondary education system allows students to experience real stock market business activities. Students reported that the event gave them a good introduction to the unique world of the Stock Market.
Shauna Clogher, Ina Van Opstal, Cian Campbell, Zara Grehan and Eamon Lynch participating in the BOI Bond Trader Challenge.
Ben Finnerty, Michael Lohan, Dylan Donnelly and Jack Mannion participating in the BOI Bond Trader Challenge.
25th May 2017
Pictured are Caitlin Connolly, Andrew Bailey, Katie Cribbon, Eamon Lynch and Leo Dixon before heading into Lough Ree to tackle the inflatable
Gerard O'Hara, Ryan Conlon, Cormac Kenny and Tyler Kelly enjoying their 'First Year End of Year Trip' to Hodson Bay recently
18th May 2017
As part of 2nd Year Maths, students from RCC entered the John Hooper Medal for Statistics. This national competition allows students to work in groups in order to develop a thesis, research their idea, conduct their research and analyse their results all through group work.
Pictured are students receiving their certificates and prizes for their entries from the Central Statistics Office.
Well done to all students who received certification.
18th May 2017
This week, Third Year German students took to “das Hauswirtschaft Zimmer” to test their abilities with traditional German recipes. Students were given a “Rezept auf Deutsch” and asked to make their given delicacy. Thankfully, students were generally au fait with German directions and “Zutaten” and their success definitely passed the most rigorous of taste tests! Sehr gut gemacht!
Luckily, are students had no problem in understanding the German recipes and there were no cooking blunders!
Third Year German students in action in the Home Economics room as they prepare to bake some German goodies!