A big thank you to Kenneth Gilsenan from Abbott Longford (pharmaceutical company) who visited BCS this morning and spoke to 5th and 6th year Chemistry and Biology students as part of science week.
Bhí an-lá againn ar scoil inniú ag ceiliúradh Gaeilge24. Ghlac beagnach 80 dalta páirt sna himeachtaí i rith an lae. Ina measc bhí seisiún HIIT, tráth na gceist agus céilí. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day and made a great effort to speak Irish throughout the day. Ag súil go mór leis an mbliain seo chugainn. Beatha teanga í a labhairt!
As part of STAND UP week today we celebrated rainbow day and wore bright colours into school. Mrs Parke, Aisling O’Brien and Ayooluwa Talabi won the prizes for most colourful and stickers and sweets were given to all who participated. As a school community we continually celebrate the inclusivity and diversity within our school community. Thanks to Ms Simpson for her organisation of the themed week.
TYs enjoyed a creative workshop this week where they learned about the craft of decoupage and how it can be used to upcycle various items. The students were delighted with their finished pieces. Thank you to Tarragh from the The Craft Cabin, Cavan for facilitating this workshop.
This week we join with schools across Ireland in marking STAND UP week. We do this by celebrating the inclusivity and diversity within our school community and how it enriches our environment as we stand up against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Last year we concentrated on remembering to use words that heal, not hurt and some of the posters remain around the school to remind us that this is always important.This year we are learning what it means to be an ally and to advocate for those in the LGBTQ+ community.
There is an information board in the canteen area and on it a collection of books which students can borrow, novels based around those in minority communities including LGBTQ+, People of Colour and migrants. On Friday we celebrate rainbow day and encourage everyone to dress in bright colours
There was a great sense of fun around school on Friday as we had a fancy dress day to mark the start of our Halloween midterm break. We are delighted to announce that we raised another €437 for Ballinamore Youth Musical Society. Some fabulous costumes – well done! After a busy first term we hope students and staff enjoy the well earned break. Happy Halloween
Our Senior ladies lost their 3rd group game to St Clare’s Manorhamilton in Boggaun on Tuesday 24th October. In a very competitive game the 2 teams couldn’t be separated until St Clare’s struck for 1:4 in the last 12 minutes of the game. Ballinamore trailed by 3 points at half time but a fine goal by Dearbla Gunn brought the teams level at 1:3 each early in the second half. Remarkably no team scored for the next 15 minutes in which time Ballinamore keeper Aoife Donohue made a number of fine saves including a penalty save. While Ballinamore created a number of chances a strong cross wind saw the ball ending up in the goalkeepers hands when we did attack.
A late flourish by St Clare’s saw them close out the game by 7 points on a 2:7 to 1:3 score line. Hard luck to the girls on a hard fought battling performance in tough conditions.
Best of luck to St Clare’s in the rest of the competition.