Category Archives: Transition Year

Love Your Wellies Prize Presentation

Congratulations to Aisling O Brien who was the overall winner in the Senior Category of Farm PEAT Project ‘Love your Wellies’ Art Competition. This competition was carried out in Ms Colums class. Aisling’s piece ‘Buried in the Past’ portrays the history of the peat landscape & the stories that lie beneath it.

Today we celebrated Aisling’s achievement and two representatives from Farm Peat Project came to the school for the prize-giving event.


Aisling on this fantastic achievement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‚

Diabetes Ireland TY talk

This week we were delighted to welcome back past student Grainne Griffin to BCS. Grainne gave a really informative presentation to the TY class on Living with Type 1 Diabetes.
Grainne has organised a fundraiser in aid Diabetes Ireland and our TY students kindly volunteered to help out at it over the next two weekends. If you are in town shopping over the weekend your support at the collection would be really appreciated.

Biodiversity Workshops

Ms Colum’s Ty, 5th Year Agricultural Science and 1st Year Science classes had a very informative visit to the community Garden recently. The group learned about how food is grown at the site in polytunnels and also learned about the extensive work that is being done to encourage biodiversity around our town.ย  They also got a chance to pick some blackberries to make jam in Home Ec class!! Thanks to kay Maguire for facilitating the visit.

The Tys also had a very informative talk and demonstration from local beekeeper, PJ McLoughlin, where the students leaned about the importance of bees in local ecosystems, as well as some of the practicalities involved in keeping bees. A really informative talk.

TY Graduation

Congratulations to the Ty Class, who had their graduation on Thursday, May 26th. Each student spoke to the audience about their experiences in TY, and showed great maturity and confidence to deliver their speeches. This was followed by awards and a slideshow of the highlights of TY 2021/22. Guests were also shown the students eportfolios as a showcase of their year. A great way to draw what has been a very busy school year to a close.

Congratulations to award winners on the night:

Blessed Ncube (Spirit of TY Award)

Madison Conway (Highest Credits Total)

Aisling O’Brien (Best eportfolio)

Aisling O’Brien (Student ofย  the year – teacher vote)

Aoibhinn Keegan (Student of the year – student vote)


TY Rowing Competition

Well done to our TY rowers who took home 3 bronze and a silver medal from the recent indoor rowing competition held in Mohill Sports complex. The event, organised by Leitrim Sports Partnership, was very enjoyable and highly competetive, with teams from Ballinamore CS, Carigallen VS and Mohill CC facing off against each other. Well done all! Particular thanks to Charlene Donnelly from Lough Rinn Sports and recreation Hub for organising the event.

TY Gaisce Adventure Journey

On Wednesday 4th and 5th May the TY group set out on their Gaisce Bronze Award Adventure Journey at Lilliput Adventure Centre in Westmeath. This was an overnight trip where the group had to complete a hike. They also had some additional time to go kayaking, rock-climbing, orienteering and bog-hopping. It’s fair to say the group enjoyed the experienceย  and a lot of great memories were made.