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.

Congratulations

Aisling on this fantastic achievement πŸ‘πŸ†πŸ‚

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.

New Student Council Elected

Congratulations to the newly lected members of the student council for 2022/2023. Wishing them all the best in what promises to be an eventful year in Ballinamore CS

Student Council 2022/2023

Ross Donohoe

Eva McKenna

Liam Meehan,

Brian Halstead

Eadaoin McTague

Romy McAllister

Zead Mahomed

Riain McManus

Dearbhla O’Connell

Oisin Quinn

Blessed Ncube

Darren wrynne

Colman Mkindi

 

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.Β  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.

Green Schools Flag Raising

We were delighted to raise our 7th Green Schools Flag here at BCS πŸ’š Students, staff and members of our community gathered outside for our flag raising ceremony. We also celebrated our achievement on being the National Winners for the Global Citizenship Energy theme.
This was achieved as a result of the collective efforts made by everyone across our school community to engage in the various actions and initiatives. πŸ‘ Special thanks to Mr Mullen, Ms Colum, Ms Cooney & Ms Griffin who coordinate the programme.
Check out this weeks edition of Leitrim Observer / Leitrim Live for more on our flag raising ceremony & celebrations!

Best Wishes to Mary on her Retirement

πŸ’«One last day behind the front deskπŸ’«
Today marked a momentous day here at Ballinamore Community School as we say farewell to our wonderful colleague and school clerical officer Mary Duignan as she embarks on her next adventure…Retirement! 🎊πŸ₯³
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mary for all that she has done for the school during her 22 years working here. We hope that she is blessed with a long and happy retirement and we wish Mary every health and happiness. She will be greatly missed!