6th April 2017

Pictured is Leaving Certificate Student Aaron Del Prado with his poem Pompeii which has been shortlisted for the Strokestown Poetry Competition.

 

6th April 2017

Best of Luck to Sean Egan, Orla Bishop and Luke Gregory performing in Peter Hall's adaption of Animal Farm.

 

 

 

6th April 2017

 

Last Tuesday, our TY, 5th and 6th year students of French attended an Irish Film Institute screening of ‘Ma Revolution’ in the Roscommon Arts Centre.

The Arab Spring of 2011 was sparked by the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia. In Paris, people take to the streets in support, but 14-year-old Marwenn, though of Tunisian background, has no interest in politics. Then he stumbles upon a rally, gets his picture in the paper and suddenly he’s the coolest kid in school. Encouraged by his grandfather, Marwenn travels to Tunisia on a journey of self-discovery in this charming and humorous film.

The film ends in suspense, as we don’t find out what exactly lies in store for Marwenn. Despite this fact, our students thoroughly enjoyed the film.

 

Thanks to Ms.Shanley for organising this event and to the staff of the Arts Centre.

 

30th March 2017

Well done to Michael Lough of Roscommon Community College Debating Society who recently represented our school at the National Junior Debating Mace, which took place in Belvedere College, Dublin on Saturday, 26th March. This innovative and exhilarating competition is the final of the Matheson National Junior Mace, with the winning speakers progressing from an earlier competition this year, hosted by Colaiste Iognaid in Galway. On the day, Michael participated in a marathon seven hours of debating in what was both an exciting and challenging environment. Motions for debate included a host of topics which touched on human rights issues, modern celebrity culture, topical current affairs and various other issues of interest. Michael immensely enjoyed this pioneering approach to debating which involved an extremely short lead in time of fifteen minutes before the speaker delivered their speech. Working on this novel approach to largely “unprepared” motions, Michael relished the opportunity to further hone his debating skills on a wider national stage. Congratulations and well done!

Pictured is Michael Lough (Third Year) of RCC Debating Society who recently participated in a marathon day of debating at the National Debating Mace.

 

 

30th March 2017

Congratulations to Jack Hayden, Eoin McDonnell, and Cian O’Brien (pictured below) for winning first prize for product innovation at the County Final Student Enterprise Awards.  The three friends have a common interest in engineering which inspired an investigation into cycling safety on Irish roads. 

Ben Finnerty from second year took first prize in the intermediate section with his photography business and will represent the county at the National Student Enterprise Awards to be held at Croke Park Conference Centre. 

Roscommon Community College prides itself on providing opportunities for students to set up and run their own business in a safe and supporting environment.  A big thank you to all subject departments for their support to all our enterprise students of 2017.  The business department would also like to acknowledge the support of Mr. Brian Dolan, Ms Anne Browne, and Jeremy Cullen from the Local Enterprise Office.

 

 

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