30th March 2017
Ausflug ins Kino
On Tuesday March the 28th, nearly 90 German students across 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Year in RCC attended a screening of “About a Girl”. This German film from 2014, centres on the main character, Charleen who is 15 years old, quick-witted and sassy. She is Kurt Cobain's biggest fan and wonders why 'growing up' has to be so complicated. One day, feeling especially melodramatic and rebellious, she decides to pull the plug on her life. Luckily, she fails - and discovers what fun life and love can really be! The film ties in with last week’s mental health awareness week. Die Studenten haben alle gedacht, dass das Soundtrack besonders geil war. Ein Student hat den Film als “verwirrend aber lustig” beschrieben. We would like to sincerely thank the Arts Centre for their hospitality; wir freuen uns schon auf nächstes Jahr! Danke schön!
Ein deutsches Theaterstück
On Monday the 24th of April, a group of German actors from the Onatti Productions will perform a play entitled “Auf dem Campingplatz” in RCC. Students will be asked to work on the vocabulary that will be used throughout the play over the Easter holidays so as to allow them to engage fully with the performance. Viel Spa beim Lernen!
Das erste Jahrgang fährt nach Bundoran
On Tuesday the 4th of April, 40 first year Modern Foreign Language students will travel to Bundoran for an overnight intensive language course. Students will take part in language classes, water sports and outdoor activities. We are looking forward to spending some time “im Freien”!
Calling all German students: Translation Competition
German students in RCC are invited to submit applications for a translation competition run by the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association. The text to be translated is available on the German notice board or from Ms Barrett. Entries must be submitted by the 5th of May. Viel Glück!
23rd March 2017
Students at RCC performing their song for the Greens School entitled 'Responsible Care of Our Community' written by Daniel Arnold and Maria Lohan. The very best of luck to Ms. Egan and the Green School’s Committee as we hope to achieve our 7th green flag the theme of which is global citizenship with an emphasis on energy.
23rd March 2017
Pictured is Michael Lough of Roscommon Community College Debating Society who represents his province at the National Final of the Matheson Junior Debating.
23rd March 2017
On March the 22nd, TY students were invited to Roscommon Garda Station to learn more about the role of the Gardaí and the processes of arrest. These issues form part of their Law module in RCC. Students were brought on a tour of the station and spent some time in a holding cell, much to their surprise. Garda Collette O’Donnell kindly talked students through the process of arrest and encouraged students to engage with a role play that they devised. Students were given the opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day life of a Garda and the training which they undertake. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to take their learning into the community. We to would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all at the station and Garda Collette O’ Donnell and Garda John O’ Connor in particular for being so helpful, informative and approachable.
Pictured are the TY students who visited Roscommon Garda Station last week.
Daniel Connaughton, Transition Year, feeling very comfortable in the Garda uniform.
Transition Year students, Sinead Dillion and Rebekah Daniels, enjoying their very educational and informative day out in Roscommon Garda Station.
23rd March 2017
2nd Year Geography Field Trip
As part of our Geography course, our 2nd years visited Rosses Point, Glencar Lough, Glencar waterfall and we hiked into Kings Mountain on the Sligo-Leitrim border. We began our day on the beaches of Rosses Point led by our very knowledgeable local guide John Ryan. The day was extremely windy and as a result we were left in awe at the power of the waves crashing along the coastline. Led by John, we made our way to Glencar Lough and waterfall and enjoyed the stunning surrounding scenery. After a pit stop for lunch we hiked upwards into part of Kings Mountain and again the scenery was stunning. Exhausted on our return to the bus, everyone was in agreement on the amazing sites and beauty of the West of Ireland.
1st year Geography Field trip
Studying in a school that owns many surrounding fields is fantastic for would be geographers. As part of our study of Geology, our 1st years were able to visit a limestone quarry. So we put on our wellingtons and off we went. Pictured are some of our 1st years standing on Limestone layers many millions of years old.