Congratulations to our First Lego Team who took part in the National Finals last Saturday 30th January in the Raddison Hotel Galway city. The team came home with the trophy for the Best Teamwork Award in the competition. It was a very enjoyable day overall with teams on stage singing and dancing between the exciting rounds on the Lego Robot mission table in the middle of the arena.
Well done to all members of the team including all the teachers, Mr. Donlon, Mrs. Dobson and Mr. McLoughlin who helped and assisted. The team were as follows: Sam Fitzmaurice, Trevor Fallon, Michael Lohan, James Mannion, Jack Stephens, Sean Quinn, Szymon Sikorski and jack Cronin.
Well done to all!!
Sam Fitzmaurice and James Mannion particpating at the Lego League
The First Lego League Team and Teachers Mr. Donlon, Mr. McLoughlin and Ms. Dobson
The RCC LEGO Legends who recieved the Teamwork Award
Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste.
Transition Year students at Roscommon Community College were very excited to partake in this project for the very first time in RCC history! Last week, all nine teams were put to the test as the deadline for these submissions grew closer in the hopes of being selected to go forward to the Regional Finals. Each team had a different theme on recyclable material and apart from designing a look, the students had to create and photograph their final piece before the closing date.
The students would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Carroll and Ms. Gannon for all their hard work and also, Fiona Crean for make-up on the day.
Last Monday night, three of our TY students, along with Ms. Shanley, attended a fascinating workshop on narrative writing in French. The workshop was organised by the French Teacher’s Association (FTA) and took place in Carrick on Shannon Community School.
Joe Walsh, an experienced teacher and chairperson of the FTA, gave an informative presentation on how to structure a creative piece of writing for the Leaving Cert. Ann Gillen, who corrects the LC Higher Level paper, also gave some invaluable advice to the students.
The students, in their teams of three, then spent twenty minutes writing their own composition, as part of a competition. Our TY team were extremely proud to come third amongst a group of students consisting of 5th and 6th years. Maria Lohan, Tia Fox and Jack Donnelly won medals and DVDs.
Merci a Ann Brudell et a Phil Earley for organising this great event. Thanks also to Ann Fox and to Emma Shanley.
Ms.Shanley, Tia Fox, Maria Lohan, Jack Donnelly (Prizewinners) and Joe Walsh (FTA Chairperson) at the French creative writing competition in Carrick on Shannon
On the 25th of January Roscommon Community College welcomed Martin Maguire to facilitate a Drama Workshop to our First Year students. Throughout the workshop the students were asked to use their imagination, create certain situations and demonstrate their acting skills in a fun, friendly and open atmosphere. The students were enchanted by the innovative approach to their curriculum, as they learned to explore the issues of Racism and Discrimination using the media of Drama, Mime and Improvisation. This session was offered in conjunction with our Development Education project, funded by WorldWise. All 96 students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin for a very enjoyable and educational day.
5th Year students attending the College Information Session by GMIT Schools Liaisons Officer Ivana Neary on Monday, 25th January.