27th May 2022
We would like to extend our best wishes to our students at Roscommon Community College who will be leaving us this week for the summer holidays. We would further like to wish the best of luck to all our 3rd years and Leaving Cert students who are completing their state exams this June. Furthermore, we would like to thank all parents and guardians for their co-operation throughout the school year. We were fortunate that our school did not have to experience any closures this academic year in relation to the pandemic. This was helped greatly with the collaborative co-operation and communication with our students, staff and parents/guardians. Thank you again to our students who have represented their school exceptionally well on many occasions. Students at Roscommon Community College have strongly represented themselves through academic, leadership and sporting achievements. This has been achieved at county level, state competitions and additionally throughout European events. Thank you to all our hard-working staff and management who have given their students many opportunities to experience great things as well as creating many proud and enjoyable memories. We hope you enjoy the summer, and we look forward to seeing you again in late August.
27th May 2022
Well done to Molly Beckett from 5th year in RCC who represented Roscommon on the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2020/2021. As part of their work, students had to work on the topic ‘Climate change with an emphasis on travel'. Immediately, they began coming up with ideas of how to make public transport better. They discovered that one of the main barriers that stopped young people using public transport was how expensive it can be. After many brainstorming sessions and lengthy discussions, it was decided to try get a card that would allow ANY young person in Ireland to avail of a discount across all public transport, both in urban and in rural areas. Soon, students joined video calls with Minister O’Gorman to discuss the idea. After much work they presented their official proposal to Minister O’Gorman and Minister Ryan. After a long wait the card got approved and announced in Budget 2022. It was agreed that any young person aged 19-23 (regardless of their education status) could get a new young adult leap card that would give them a 50% discount on all public transport. The day this was announced was a monumental day not only for the young people involved but also for Ireland, this is only the beginning of Ireland taking the right step towards more affordable and accessible transport for everyone.
The card officially launched on the 9th of May 2022. On May 11th, the ministers invited the National Executives to the department of the Taoiseach for a photoshoot to celebrate the launch. Congratulations again to Molly Beckett along with all of the other young individuals on the National Executive who had a role in this amazing achievement!
RCC Student Molly Beckett at the Travel Card launch
27th May 2022
On Friday the 20th of May Roscommon Community College were delighted to host a reunion for the graduation class of 2020. This was successfully organised to reunite students who graduated in 2020, who unfortunately missed out due to Covid-19. Current student teacher and graduate of 2020 Mr Trevor Fallon worked with a number of staff at RCC to facilitate a meet and greet evening at our school. Past students took the opportunity to enjoy refreshments as well as engage in conversation with both their past peers and past teachers. The success of the evening showed how well organisation was put in place, with a big number of past pupils from 2020 attending. Graduates of 2020 and staff got the opportunity to watch a video that was put together by Mr Fallon with the help of his peers. This was very emotional with moments of comedy included. In conclusion, it was a great evening enjoyed by all, with stories shared and smiles provided all round. Thanks again to the staff and management at RCC for their contribution. To a greater extent, thank you to Mr Fallon for his splendid organisation and communication skills which without him, would not have made this exultant evening possible.
RCC Graduation Class of 2020
Past Student Joao Pedro Rodrigues with Ms Jude Lohan
27th May 2022
As part of their programme 5th Year LCVP students visited Elevate in Athlone. There they met Colm Wright the proprietor who they interviewed. Students discovered a lot of valuable information about being an entrepreneur and the setting up and running of a business. Elevate is a new start up entertainment centre based in Athlone, which offers a range of activities to include electric go karting, laser tag and axe throwing to name but a few. There was plenty of time for students to have some well-deserved fun after a long and busy year. Thanks to Colm and his team for the excellent informative talk and for accommodating a large group once again. We will most definitely be returning soon. Thanks to Ms Carolan and Mr Martin for organising this enjoyable trip with their students.
27th May 2022
Well done to all our students who received their awards this week at Roscommon Community College. Our awards ranged from the student’s stand out leadership skills, academic excellence, citizenship, and class contribution. Look out for our full update in next week’s edition of the Roscommon Herald along with pictures from our award ceremonies. Thank you to Ms Martin and Ms Cleary for all their help with organising the awards for all year groups.