Roscommon Community College Leaving Cert Art Class attending The Tulca Visual Arts Festival in Galway City.

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Congratulations to Ben Sheriff and Sol Trundle (both first year students) on winning first and second place in the Junior Science Snaps competition. Also Adam Finnerty (5th year) and Aaron del Prado (6th year) on winning the senior Science Snaps competition. The Science Snaps competition was run in conjunction with Science week where students were asked to capture an image that represents science in everyday life. The competition was a great success with entries from students in all years. 

‘Science Snaps’ winners Ben Sheriff (1st Year), Adam Finnerty (5th Year) and Sol Trundle (1st Year). Aaron Del Prado (6th Year) missing from photograph.

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The Transition Year students enjoyed a trip to Dublin on Monday 28th November. The students visited to the Irish Aid Centre, as part of their Development Education module. This trip has become an annual outing for students in the school as it links in with our ‘Worldwise’ project. The Irish Aid Centre afforded us the opportunity to develop our understanding of the Millennium Development Goals and to experience how life is very different for people living in developing countries. First, the students watched a short film about a girl called Memory who lives in the small village of Khulangari, in Africa. The film detailed a typical day in her life and the many tasks that she has to carry out.

In the second part of the workshop the students were actively engaged in some group work. As the task developed they were faced with various scenarios that showed them how one factor, such as very low rainfall, can cause a family to go from having a lot of food and resources to having very little quite quickly. The students are now looking forward to studying more topics such as Food Security, Gender Inequality and Climate Change through their Development Education module in Transition Year.

 

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Congratulations to RCC's debating team who participated in the Roscommon Herald County Schools' Debating Final on the 19th of November.  On the day, RCC had the pleasure of welcoming MEP, Luke Ming Flanagan who chaired the debate, as well as the adjudicators, Chris and Thomas from NUIG Literary and Debating Society, and Kevin Egan from the Roscommon Herald.

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Transition Year Science students, Diarmuid Treacy and Sam Fitmaurice, attending the Robotics school workshop in Roscommon County Library. 

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