A number of Transition Year students took part in a two day photography course on the 10th and 11th of February in RCC. Students were given the opportunity to learn the basic skills of photography and then to develop these skills to a more advanced level over the course of the workshop.
A special word of thanks to Tim Durham for providing such a wonderful experience again for our students.
Monday the 8th February saw maths class of a different nature as the maths teachers welcomed the parents of first year students to the Parents Maths Evening. The aim of the evening was to assist parents in further developing their child’s ability and learning in maths. On the evening, parents attended workshops on maths technology and a demonstration on excellent online maths resources. After a welcome tea break the parents got to develop their knowledge of financial maths and also upskill on the rules of Algebra.
The evening was very much a success and Roscommon Community college would like to thank all the parents who attended the evening.
All of our Transition year students recently completed a Leadership programme in the Quad Centre in Roscommon town. Each class spent two days engaging in activities and tasks that helped them to gain a better understanding of how to become an effective leader. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks to Gary and all the staff in the Quad Centre for facilitating the workshop.
The Student Enterprise Awards Final was held in Roscommon Community College on Tuesday 2nd of February. Anne Browne (Local Enterprise Office) is the liaison officer with the schools in the County promoting entrepreneurship through the National Student Enterprise Awards competition. This competition is developed with the Second Level Support Service of the Department of Education. The enterprise mini-company programme compliments the Business Studies academic programme at Junior Level and offers students who have not studied business the opportunity to setup and manage a small company. Two independent representatives from a government agency and free enterprise judged the students’ mini-companies. Competition was strong across the categories of new product inventions in addition to adaptations on current products on the market. Ms. Staunton thanked the Local Enterprise Office representatives for the opportunity to create such an entrepreneurial spirit in a school setting at such a young age. Three companies will go forward to represent Roscommon Community College at the County Finals to be held in the Abbey Hotel in early March. Congratulations to Ros-Comics,(Max Bannon, Conor Corcoran, Cole Brady) CNO (Ciara Connolly, Noilin Hennigan) and Little Crawlers (Anita Silva, Maria Lohan, Aine Connolly) for their specialised product designs. Well done also to Handufactured (Adam Finnerty) for the recognition he received for his high quality products. Anne Browne was keen to congratulate all the mini-companies present on the day who did not scoop a prize but demonstrated entrepreneurial skills in setting up and running successful mini-companies.
After their trip to the Irish Aid Centre, the students had one of the last opportunities of the 2015/2016 skating season to put their ice skating skills to the test in Blanchardstown. Some of the students took to the arena like ducks to water while others resembled Bambi! While some students had a few knocks and bruises after their day, it is safe to say that students and teachers alike thoroughly enjoyed this memorable outing!
Maria Lohan and Aine Connelly supporting each other on their Ice Skating trip!
TY students holding on for dear life during their Ice Skating Session!