16th March 2017

Roscommon Community College 1st and 2nd Year Art Students launched their debut Art Exhibition “End of the Line” in The Roscommon County Council Building on Wednesday 8th of March. Councillor Tony Ward officially opened the Exhibition which is based on Local and International Architecture and is on display for the coming spring. Students created a variety of Prints and Gift Bags which were sold in order to raise money to help the homeless crisis. To date over 500 euro for the Simon Community has been raised. We done to all involved.

 

 Pictured is Councillor Tony Ward who officially opened our Art Exhibition entitled 'End of the Line' in the Roscommon County Council Building.

16th March 2017

Following on from our recent success in NUI Maynooth and at the HCI Debating Championship at Sligo Grammar School, we would like to wish Michael Lough the very best of luck as he prepares to represent his province at the National Finals of the Matheson Junior Debating Mace at Belvedere College in Dublin on Saturday, March 25th. After a tough competition, Michael progressed to the Nationals from the Connacht Final which was held in Colaiste Iognaid and was hosted by the Literary  and Debating Society from NUIG. We wish the very best of luck to Michael as he makes his preparations for what is sure to be a marathon day of debating. 

16th March 2017

First and Second Year Students who participated in a Football Blitz in Carrick-on-Shannon recently.

16th March 2017

Staff and students at Roscommon Community College recently marked World Book Day 2017 with all staff sharing details of their favourite titles with students.  Staff displayed their chosen title on the classroom door, engaging students in further discussion and leading to a growing awareness of new titles which students might like to add to their repertoire of texts. Surprisingly enough, one of the most widely read authors proved to be Harper Lee with the titles “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set a Watchman” proving very popular amongst staff.  “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a timeless tale of turmoil and romance, was also a popular read. We hope that our findings will encourage students to be a little braver with their book choices and to take a chance on a new title or genre instead of, to paraphrase Gatsby “beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”. 

16th March 2017

Rob McGlade from Literature Through Music, Dublin, recently gave a captivating and original demonstration of how the works of Shakespeare can be accessible to students through different mediums. Rob performed many of the key soliloquies and passages in Hamlet through music for the benefit of the Leaving Cert English students. He also performed the work of Eavan Boland and John Keats.  The students thoroughly enjoyed this new and alternative method of music through literature. Rob’s energetic and entertaining performance is one they won’t forget for a while!

 

 

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