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Acheievments Day

On Friday 19th May, we celebrated our annual Student Achievements Day where we recognise the work and contributions to school life made by students throughout the year. From students of the year (in each year group), sporting awards, practical subject awards and a range of extra curricular awards like Green Schools, Social Justice and Amber Flag there was lots to celebrate. The full list of winners are below. Thank you to Ms Convey for organising the award ceremony.
Students of the Year-
1A Stephen Kellett & Ciara Cunnane
1B Ben Luter & Chloe McCabe
2A Clodagh Gartland & Kelvin Umukoro
2B Lindel Moran & Alfie Green
2C Abi Halstead & Brian McGovern
3A Cally Heatley & Reuben McCrann
3B Luke Callaghan & Kayla Gill
TY- Calem Quinn & Ericia Dolan
5th yr – Dara Greenan & Aisling O Brien
6th yr- Darren Wrynne
Sports Awards-
💫1st yr Footballer of the Year Liam McGirl
💫U-14 Lady Footballer of the Year Nicole Hargadan
💫Junior Ladies Footballer of the Year Sinead Martin
💫Juvenile Footballer of the Year Sam Maguire
💫Senior Ladies Footballer of the Year Claire McWeeney
💫Senior Boy Footballer of the Year Paul Honeyman
Practical Subjects-
💫Woodwork Project- Reuben McCrann
💫JC Engineering – Dara Maguire
💫Graphics drawer of the year- Finn McKiernan
💫Construction Studies Project- Darren Wrynne 💫DCG Project – Marc Gannon
💫LC Engineering -Marc Gannon
💫Art Portfolio – Aoibhinn Meehan
All the awards winners enjoyed a day out to Emerald Park this week. Well done all.

Geographical Investigation on The Yellow River, Aughnasheelin

On Tuesday 23rd May, Mr Mullen and Ms. Simpson took the 5th year geography class to 2 sites on the Yellow River to investigate processes of erosion.
We conducted our GI at 2 locations; 1 Stralongford Bridge and 2 below Poll an Eas waterfall.
The class was divided into 2 groups and each group got the opportunity to measure various variables in the river.
They measured width, depth , bedload size and shape, wetted perimeter and sinuosity. Back in the classroom we will write up a report on the GI and this report accounts for 20% of the final mark at Leaving Cert. We will use this data to draw a Cross Sectional Area, Discharge , Hydraulic Radius as well as flow charts and bar graphs and field sketches. A busy week ahead!!!!
We had a beautiful day for our trip and got all our tasks successfully completed.
Well done to the class and to Mr Mullen and Ms Simpson.

TY Graduation

Congratulations to the TY class of 2023, who celebrated their achievements in a busy but fruitful year at their graduation and awards ceremony last night with friends, family and staff. A host of certificates awards and prizes were dished out on the night. Thanks to Mary Conefrey of Leitrim County Library and historian, Fiona Slevin who attended on the night to present awards to our prizewinners in the Young Historian competition.

to Riain McManus, who won the overall prize of Young Historian for County Leitrim.

Other prizewinners on the night:
Young Historian Category Winners:
Lucy Murphy
Enda Reynolds
Teodora Usatii
Kealan Gannon
Student Enterprise Special merit award:
Dearbhla Gunn
Katie Guckian
Lily Mahon
Lucy Murphy
Best TY Interview: Roise Redican
Highest TY credits Total: Riain McManus
Best TY Eportfolio: Kealan Gannon
Student of the uear(student vote): Calem Quinn
Student of the year (Teacher vote): Ericia Dolan
Well done everyone!

Leaving Cert Graduation

Congratulations to the Leaving Cert class of 2023 who celebrated their graduation on Thursday 18th May. It was a wonderful ceremony with lots of happy memories, prayers, kind words and well wishes. Best of luck to the students with the last few weeks of study and preparation for the upcoming exams. Thanks to Fr Sean, Mr Kane and Mr Duignan for all the preparations for the ceremony.
A number of awards were given out on the night.


to the following students who received those awards-

LC Student of the Year- Darren Wrynne
Construction Project of the Year- Darren Wrynne
DCG Project of the Year- Marc Gannon
LC Engineering Project – Marc Gannon
Art Portfolio – Aoibhinn Meehan
Senior Ladies Footballer of the Year- Claire McWeeney
Senior Boys Footballer of the Year- Paul Honeyman

CPR4Schools Award

We were delighted to welcome Kate from Irish Heart Foundation to BCS last week. All of our 1st years are now trained in CPR and other year groups received a refresher course so we were given the CPR4Schools Award in recognition of the efforts made in school this year. Knowing how to perform CPR is a valuable life saving skill to acquire. Thanks to Ms Stenson, Mr Mullen, Mr Nolan and Ms Cooney for organising and facilitating the training. ❤️

TY Gaisce Overnight Adventure

TYs recently completed their overnight adventure for their bronze Gaisce – The President’s Award All 24 students completed the programme over the course of the year, which involves community work, physical activity and learning a new skill. The overnight adventure was the final part completed to achieve their award. A fantastic couple of days, they returned home to Ballinamore tired but proud having achieved the requirements for the award. Well done all.

Amber Flag Celebrations

A selection of photos from the recent celebratory lunch for those who completed Amber Flag Committee’s Walks for Wellness, 40 laps around the school in 4 weeks, walking and talking together in the fresh air, ensuring no one walked alone. Pizza followed by a visit from the ice-cream van 🤗