This year students from Roscommon Community College took part in the Transition Year Mini Company "Get Up and Go" Programme. Five mini-companies from the TY year group represented their school at the Regional finals that took place at Athone Springs Hotel on Thursday, 7th April. Adam Finnerty, from Handufactured won prizes in both the ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Quality’ category awards. Ros Comics with company directors, Max Bannon, Conor Corcoran and Cole Brady won in the ‘Quality’ award category. While Little Crawlers, with company directors, Áine Connolly, Maria Lohan, and Anita Silva taking an award for Innovation in product design. The "Get Up and Go" programme enables students to develop practical knowledge and skills which support enterprise in a range of areas, including communications, team work, research and analysis, creativity and innovation. Many congratulations to all our students on the establishment of successful products in the TY Enterprise module this year.
On Thursday the 14th April, Hannah Halford, Calvin Connolly, Alda Bajuka, Stacey O’Beirne, Kayleigh Hannnon, Tiernan O’Sullivan and Eoghan Farrell attended the WorldWise Global Schools Annual Conference in the Thomond Park, Limerick. The theme for the day was 'The Global Goals: Taking Action’
This interactive learning event brought together over 300 students and teachers participating in Development Education through the WorldWise Global Schools programme nationwide.
The day’s activities kick-started with the students setting up a stand illustrating the Development Education project work completed throughout the year in our school. This year we focused on our teacher exchange programme in Vietnam. This was then followed with a welcome by MC Michael Doorly of Concern Worldwide.
Students then worked with students from other schools in development education workshops (e.g. Eco-Unesco, Concern, Recreate) before breaking for lunch and a tour of the Global Action Market Place.
Overall, a memorable day of learning, sharing, reflection and action occurred whereby participants challenged themselves and others to become active agents in shaping a just and sustainable world – the world we want! We are already looking forward to next year’s event!
“Wrap Up Session”
ASTORA Women’s Health visited Roscommon Community College on Wednesday the 13th April for our final session of the ongoing Skills @ Work Programme. This visit was the “Wrap Up” session and it allowed the students the opportunity to acknowledge what they had learned through participating in the programme and the wonderful experience it provided.
The afternoon session was action packed. Firstly, students presented a video they produced about their journey with ASTORA and what they gained from it. After this, every student was awarded a certificate for completing the programme. The visitors from ASTORA requested to be brought to see a very unique feature in our school, the school farm! They were gladly brought on a tour, where they got to meet all the baby lambs! Finally, everybody gathered for refreshments and entertainment was provided by Ms. Smyth and the choir.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Shauna Ryan, Human Resource Manager, and all the gang in ASTORA who made this journey a wonderful learning experience and to Patricia Reilly, Programme Co-Ordinator who made this journey possible.
Thank you from Ms. Carolan and all the 5th Years.
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 King Lear through music for the benefit of the Leaving Cert English students. 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!
Roscommon Community College bowed out of the Connacht Junior Emerging Cup at the semi final stage against a strong Enniscrone side on Tuesday April 12 at Creggs. On a stamina sapping pitch, the physically bigger Enniscrone side adapted better to the conditions and were worthy winners by the finish. RCC started brightly and took play to the Enniscrone 22. Glaring overlaps were ignored as inexperience proved to be costly. Enniscrone exerted some pressure shortly afterwards and scored under the posts which was converted for a 7-0 lead. RCC showed character to respond and barnstorming run by no. 8 Oisin Campbell saw him run forty metres for a brilliant try which was expertly converted by Aaron Hannon. After losing out half Daire Keenan before the kick off, RCC then suffered an injury to Erik Matik who had been a key player throughout the season. Approaching half time with the score at 7-7, some weak tackling saw Enniscrone’s no. 5 waltz in for a try which was converted for a 14-7 lead and it stayed that way until the half time whistle.
The second half belonged to Enniscrone as their superior experience, physicality and class shone through. Courageous defence by Jack Donnelly and Conor Lavin in the centres and a high work rate by Oisin Campbell and Simon Leonard in the back row mitigated what could have been a heavy defeat. RCC tired and fell off tackles allowing Enniscrone to score three tries in the second half. At the death RCC managed to get one back when substitute John Mannion went over in the corner. It was all academic however as Enniscrone were comfortable winners by a score of 31-12. RCC wish Enniscrone every success in the final as their own season has now concluded.
RCC: Gareth Delaney, Sean Trundle, Jack Donnelly, Conor Lavin, Ian Trautt, Diarmuid Treacy, Eoghan Farrell, Oisin Campbell, Simon Leonard, Aaron Hannon, Dylan Geraghty (c), Keelan Morris, Erik Matik, Diarmuid Quinn, Luca Stratford.
Subs: John Mannion for Erik Matik, Darren Meares for Eoghan Farrell and Kevin Trautt for Ian Trautt.