Dr.Margaret Flaherty and Dr. Guaduneth Chico from Waterlands Peatlands Project gave an excellent presentation and workshop to our TY and 5th year agricultural science students on our peatlands blanket bogs, basin bogs and fens. Students had the opportunity to look at bogland habitats and flora and fauna of bogs and how important bogs are to our climate and sustainability.
TY’s had their Christmas outing to Dundrum yesterday. The group went ice skating, followed by some free time for shopping. A well deserved treat for the group following a very busy term in which they each have done great work in the school and their communities.
Well done to the Amber Flag for organising the Odd Shoe Day Fundraiser for SVP today. €65 was collected which will be added to our grand total tomorrow for SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland Well done to first prize winners the ‘Slipper Gang’ and second prize went to Fabien Drozdz. Thanks to everyone who got involved today. #ballinamore #leitrim #amberflag
TYs are currently completing a course ‘Creating a Dementia Inclusive Generation’ in their Religion class with Ms Maxwell to learn more and gain a better understanding about Alzheimer’s & Dementia. As part of their module, they organised a Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser today for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and raised a total of €411. Well done everyone
Students from BCS were out and about again today in the local community. Our TY’s and various musicians, singers and dancers from all years in the school visited Ballinamore Nursing Unit to perform some traditional song and dance as well as some christmas carols for the residents. Thanks to Fionnuala Maxwell and Brian Mostyn who performed with the TYs as a follow up to the workshop completed earlier this term on weaving traditional mummers masks from straw.