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!

 

 

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.

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