Our TY group had their grad today. A bit different from other years, but we wanted to mark the end of a strange year in a meaningful way.
First, Mr Mullen and Mary Conefrey from Leitrim County Library presented students with their awards for their ‘History on My Doorstep’ projects.
Next, each student gave a speech outlining classes, activities and workshops that they enjoyed throughout the year.
Afterwards, Mr McCaffrey an Mr Geoghegan addressed the group, and they received a number of awards.
During the ceremony, we also got word that the group, under Mr Slevin’s guidance have been voted in the top 3 schools in the country in this year’s Press Pass Nationwide journalism competition! A fantastc achievement.
Afterwards, students watched the traditional end of year slideshow and then were treated to a visit from an ice-cream van and picnic.
Well done to the TY group of 2020/2021. They showed great resilience to get through a difficult year, and really embraced everything that was put in front of them over an extremely busy term since Easter. Their experiences this year will certainly stand to them as they move forward to senior cycle.
Student of the year – as voted for by students: Darren Wrynne
Student of the Year – Teacher Vote: Marc Gannon
Top credit score – Brianna Halstead
History on My Doorstep awards:
Killian Maguire, Marc Gannon, Emma Geoghegan
Overall School Award for History on My Doorstep:
Photography competition Awards
1st – Anya Stringer
2nd – Ellie Mahon
Joint 3rd – Marc Gannon
Joint 3rd – Eoin Reynolds
Marc Gannon €1060
Olympic Handball prizewinners:
TJ Quinn, Paddy McLoughlin, Niamh lennon
PE Multisport Winning team:
Eoin Reynolds, TJ Quinn, Chloe Quinn, Paddy McLoughlin
Ping Pong Champions:
Tommy Reilly, Danny Maguire
Well done to every student who took part – there were a huge amount of entries, and the kilometres covered throughout February were astonishing!
Here’s to seeing you all cover those kms around school very soon!
‘ Before you finish breakfast this morning you have have depended on more than half of the world’ – Martin Luther King Jr
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, Home Economics students learned more about what exactly fair-trade is, how different our food can look in its original state before it reaches our table, and the impact our shopping choices and habits can have for Fairtrade farmers and those who produce all our favourite foods & drinks like tea, coffee, chocolate, fruit and even our clothes. This years Fairtrade theme was around cocoa highlighting the importance of farmers being paid fairly for their work and being able to earn a living income. Students completed the chocolate quiz to learn more interesting facts about chocolate production and 1st years entered a Fairtrade Poster competition to encourage family and friends to choose fair-trade products when shopping. Congratulations to Saffron Flynn who won first prize and to runners up Kate McCauley and Rosemary Brady. All their poster’s will be displayed on the GCE noticeboard also.