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TY Driver Ed

TYs had their Driver Ed course today in which they each had a 10 minute driving lesson, learned about car maintenance, driver theory, the process of buying and insuring a car, road safety as well as a module on e-scooter road safety. A great day for the group and some important life lessons learned. 🚗🛴

Caman4Fun

Caman4fun blitz in ATU Sligo
TY and some 5th year girls enjoyed an active day of camogie, zumba and art at the Caman4fun blitz on Thursday last in ATU, Sligo. Organised by a collaboration of the camogie association and ATU, we would like to thank both organizations for this wonderful event to help #StoptheDrop

Wellbeing Week 2024

Our wellbeing week kicked off today with a series of walks along the Greenway for different classes, games including badminton & in RE students enjoyed some fun quizzes and games also. 🏃‍♀️🤸‍♂️👟
Day 1
A cook off took place during lunch time in the Home Ec room where Mr Keeney and Mr Higgins were given some surprise ingredients and both teachers had to make a quick nutritious meal. Thank you to our sous chef’s Rose Gannon & Hannah Morgan who assisted the head chefs in action, to our judges Ms Mannion, Mr Duignan & 3rd yrs Ella Adams & Chloe Maguire. It was a tough decision in choosing the winner.
Congrats to Mr Keeney who was the winner and retains his title as BCS Masterchef for another year. Both Mr Higgin’s Chicken Fried Rice dish & Mr Keeneys Creamy Tomato Pasta dish went down a treat with students who got to sample them afterwards. 👨‍🍳👨‍🍳🔪🍽
Don’t forget to wear your bright colours in tomorrow for our non uniform day for our Mental Health Awareness Day. Lots more fun in store tomorrow so check back here for an update on all
Day 2
The fun continued today as part of our wellbeing week with a whole school meditation session, music in the canteen area & a whole school quiz. Thanks to our quizmaster Mr Mullen & the TYs who helped him out on that activity. Well done to the winning team 5th yrs Matthew Dolan, Eadoin McTeigue, James Mahon & Sorcha Moran. 📝
3rd yr’s enjoyed a pizza party while TYs made a healthy fakeaway (chicken fried rice dinner) and students enjoyed the lovely weather with walks along the greenway. 🏞Also pictured below are the students who won prizes today with our wellbeing coordinator Mr Nolan.
Day 3 Students participated in cancer awareness workshops today. Thank you to Lisa Convey and Martin McHugh who spoke to senior students on the topic. It was really informative. TYs enjoyed Kayaking. Students enjoyed a ‘Drop everything and read’ class and there was a great crowd in the gym to watch the much anticipated Teacher V Student Volleyball Game at lunch. Congrats to the students on their win…for this year. 😉

Day 4 and 5

Our wellbeing week concluded with BCS Olympics Sports Day, which was highly enjoyed by all the students & staff. Thanks to Ms Stenson for organising this fun event and to Mr Nolan our wellbeing coordinator for planning a brilliant week of activities. Check out our next post for a highlights video of the day. 😊

Seniors also had a great talk from Tony O’Reilly who delivered a gambling addiction workshop today. The workshop was centred around Tony’s lived experience of a severe gambling addiction that spanned nearly a decade. It was a highly interactive workshop and such an important conversation shedding light on the dangers of gambling in modern Irish society.

5th Geography Field Trip to Glencar Valley

Fifth year Geography students with their teacher Ms. Lee visited Glencar Valley and waterfall to complete the fieldwork for their geographical investigation. Students had a busy day discussing the formation of the glaciated valley 14,000 years ago, observing the waterfall and discussing waterfall formation, and collecting and recording data at a meander on the Glencar River. Overall, it was a very educational and enjoyable day. Students will now take the information gathered back to the classroom for further analysis and discussion in order to complete their geographical investigation which is worth 20% of the Leaving Cert Geography exam 2025.

Ty and 5th Year Ag Science Waterlands Field Trip

TYs and 5th Yr Ag Science students went on a field trip to the bog today. It was with Waterlands and was a follow up from a workshop they did in school, learning about bog formation, preservation, different plant species-native and invasive and the ACRES scheme for farmers who can get payments for promoting and preserving bogs. Thanks to Ms Colum for organising & Ms Simpson & Mr McWeeney for accompanying the students on the trip.

Acquired Brain Injury Fundraiser

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Fundraiser
Well done to the Amber Flag Committee & the Student Council on a hugely successful fundraiser for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. Between the bake sale & the proceeds from Lá Glas last week, a total of €625 was raised. 👏

Seachtain na Gaeilge

☘️🇮🇪Seachtain na Gaeilge ☘️🇮🇪
Cheiliúramar Seachtain na Gaeilge i bPobalscoil Bhéal an Átha Móir i mbliana le himeachtaí éagsúla sna ranganna Gaeilge agus Eacnamaíocht Bhaile i rith na seachtaine. Ina measc bhí Tráth na gCeist, Comórtas na bPostaer, céillí agus scannán Gaeilge. Sa rang eacnamaíocht bhaile rinne na daltaí arán sóide traidisiúnta agus rinne siad tráchtaireacht de i nGaeilge. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as na himeachtaí le linn na seachtaine. Beatha teanga í a labhairt!

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 🍫🍌
Lots of events and activites took place here at BCS for Fairtrade Fortnight. Students from our social justice club took on the role of teachers where they visited all of the 1st year CSPE classes to teach the students about what fairtrade means and how it benefits the farmers and those producing our food. Well done to 6th year students Maria Navadze, Esther Edosa and Aisling O Brien for taking on the task of peer teaching and to the 1st years for their excellent participation and engagement.
There was an awareness stand in the canteen with some fairtrade goodies given out to students and staff. 1st year home economics students created fairtrade posters which were on display in the canteen area, fairtrade hot chocolate was enjoyed & 5th years made caramel squares using ethically produced chocolate.
2nd year students Seanan McKernan and Sophie Allen called into the shops in town to discuss what fairtrade options the local businesses have in stock. They were delighted with the interest from all the shops about ordering more fairtrade chocolate in so that its readily available in town to purchase.