Our TY group had a great day on their Ag Science trip with Ms Colum to Boyle Abbey, Lough Key Forest Park and Knockvicar Alpacas, where they were able to get up close to these beautiful animals and also had an informative bog walk.
For Bike Week 2021, our TY Group received a bike maintenance workshop from Tadhg Moran on Monday from Moran’s cycles in Drumshanbo. This was a very informative workshop, and students were given the opportunity to emake sure their bikes were roadworthy for the next day’s cycle.
On Tuesday morning, the group set off for Poll an Easa in Aughnasheelin, following the back roads to make sure there was as little disruption to traffic as possible. Massive thanks to the local Gardai, who drove ahead of us and made sure that our trip was as safe as possible. Following a short break to have a quick snack and enjoy the scenery, we were back on our bikes to school.
To finish our Bike Week event, we had slow bike races at the school, with winners receiving boxes of chocolates.
Huge thanks to Leitrim Sports Partnership, who supported our Bike week Event.
Well done to each of our students in the Leaving Cert class of 2021 on your excellent results, we are proud of you all and offer our best wishes for your future.
Congratulations to students Lily Byrne, Grainne Prior and Emily Morgan who achieved a maximum of 625 points in this year’s Leaving Certificate Examination, pictured above with Deputy Principal, Martin Cunnane and Principal, Diarmuid McCaffrey.
The TY group had a great team bonding day today at Shannon River Adventure. Archery, climbing, team games, kayaking, mud-sliding and pier-jumping. A great way to kick-start TY 2021-2022.
On Wednesday 1st September Ms. Colum and the TY class visited the local Community Garden in Ballinamore. Students had the opportunity to see many vegetables such as beetroot, potatoes, cabbage, courgette, carrots and also many fruits such as raspberries, pears, strawberries, apples, rhubarb and blackcurrants being grown. In one polytunnel that students visited, grapes and a fig tree were growing. Students learned about growing in polytunnels, raised beds and the importance of companion gardening. Students learned about how pests are controlled and the importance of being sustainable. Kay Maguire and Darren Warren provided students with plenty of very useful information on the history of the Community garden to the day to day running of keep the community garden sustainable
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