Leaving Cert Agricultural Science Class “Farm Walk and Talk”

On  Thursday  8th  March  2018  Ms.  Colum  and  the  Leaving  Cert  Agricultural  science  class  attended  the  “Farm  Walk  and  Talk”  in  Mountbellew  in  Galway.
Students  got  the  opportunity  to  gain  practical  experience  in  Dairying,  Grassland  management,  Beef  rearing  and  Calf  Rearing.  Students  also  got  to  learn  about  soil  science,  silage,  farm  safety,  fertilizers,  housing  and  farmer  Cooperatives.  Any  student  interested  in  applying  for  agricultural  science  courses  had  a  chance  to  get  information  from  the  careers  stand  and  speak  to  current  agricultural  science  students  at  the  college.

HPS Events



What is Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice that restores wellness, builds mental and emotional strength, reduces stress, and increases vitality.

Qigong, sometimes called the grandmother of tai chi, is one of the four major branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Because Qigong incorporates a variety of gentle breathing methods, flowing movements, and mindfulness meditation, it can be practiced by absolutely anyone, regardless of their age, health, religion, or fitness level.


What Does the Word


Qi means “vital energy”, and gong means “cultivation”.  The Chinese characters a

re as follows:

氣 功

Is Qigong Hard?

No. Anyone can do it.



It is a soft activity based on gentle moves and breathing exercises to improve posture, focus, harmony and reduce stress…




Health Promoting Schools “Get Active” Initiative

Today the Health Promoting Schools Team launched their first calendar of events for the remainder of this academic year.  The team have been busy planning for the past couple of months and today they kick started their “Get Active” initiative.
Staff and students donned their activewear and trainers and took a brisk walk around the town. Donations were collected and the money raised will be used to fund a games club that will run at lunchtimes and additional sports equipment to get everyone out in the fresh air at break times. Huge thanks and congratulations to the HPS team for all their hard work and first successful step toward achieving their Health Promoting Schools Flag.