16th March 2017
Best of luck to our second year girls’ volleyball team who are playing in the next rounds of the competition this week in Leitrim. The girls face Drumshanbo, Elphin and Kiltimagh with only two teams on the day progressing to the next stage.
Also, good luck to our first year team who play in their first ever mini volleyball tournament in Strokestown later this week. The very best of luck to both teams.
9th March 2017
Transition Year students made an inspiring journey to Ireland’s very own Ecovillage in the small rural town of Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary recently. The students were welcomed by a team of volunteers from the village who run the education program based on Climate Change and our role as Global Citizens. The students learned about how the Ecovillage brings together a diverse group of people from many parts of Ireland and even abroad to creating an innovative new community. The residents do this in a way that is democratic, healthy and socially enriching while minimising ecological impacts.
The students got to explore some of the 67-acre site by foot which includes fertile land where they grow their own food, plants and trees which promotes biodiversity. They were lucky to be shown around by the residence themselves and got to see the day to day running of the village. They experienced the rich community spirit where there are more than 50 low energy homes and work units. They witnessed the solar- and wood-powered community heating systems, the 50 acres of land for allotments, farming and woodland, green enterprise centre and hi-spec broadband, the eco-hostel for visitors, community farm and the memorable compost toilet in the centre of the village. One our students won’t forget!
This trip opened the eyes of our students to make them more aware of their responsibility as Global Citizens. They learned practical methods which they can use to change their lifestyles in the future. It was a most unforgettable and enjoyable outing. They discovered first-hand how small changes by them can make such big difference to everyone else in combatting Climate Change.
9th March 2017
Our Leaving Certificate students headed to Derrygonnelly near Enniskillen to complete their field studies investigation as part of their Geography studies. It rained incessantly but our students were excellent and just got on with experimenting and measuring. The focus of the investigation was the River Sillees which is located in the stunning Lough Navar Forest. The afternoon session came as a welcome relief as we went into the classroom. Using all the data gathered our students wrote up their report.
Our students listen attentively to their tutor on the bank of the River Sillees
Our Leaving Certificate students write up their reports.
9th March 2017
Commiserations to Shauna Clogher who was defeated last weekend by a very skilful Abbie Tarrant in the 40x20 Juvenile ‘A’ All-Ireland Semi Final. Despite Shauna’s best efforts, the Kildare girl proved too strong but congratulations to Shauna on progressing so far in the competition.