Thurles C.B.S. News (March 8th)
Zambian Immersion Project
The students involved in the Zambian Immersion Project are busily fundraising at present in preparation for their trip to Mufilira next October. As part of this fundraising, the school is organising a sponsored walk in Upperchurch which will take place on Friday, the 20th of March. All of our students have been issued with sponsorship cards and as usual your support is greatly appreciated. Those involved in the project would also like to thank, in advance, the community of Upperchurch and the Upperchurch Walks Committee who are facilitating this very important fundraiser.
Kilkenny Design Centre
On Wednesday last our 4W art class paid a visit to the Kilkenny Design Centre where they viewed an exhibition of the works of local artists entitled ‘Fresh Talent’. While at the centre they also participated in an interactive workshop with local artist Caroline Ryan. The pupils created drawings which were inspired by the exhibition and then applied those drawings to prints. When these prints dry they will be put on display in the school.
First Year Basketball
Our first year basketball team enjoyed an important victory over Haywood Community School in the league semi-final on Thursday last. A strong team performance saw them defeat their opponents by 30 points to seal their place in the final. The players are now preparing for their upcoming semi-final in the cup competition and we wish them the best of luck. Simdrive Over the last two weeks our transition year students have been learning to drive via a driving instruction simulator. The Simdrive lorry contains several driving simulators, through which the students have been learning good driving habits and skills. This has been hugely enjoyable for them as they have picked up a very important life skill.
Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition
Two weeks ago , fifth year students Niall Moloney and Kieran Cummins, along with the other finalists in the beef rearing competition, visited the Kepak Head Office in Clonee. The pupils were given a guided tour of the Kepak farm in Dunboyne where the housing standards and feeding practices were particularly impressive. They also visited the Kepak Innovation Centre and the Thatch, which is their administrative headquarters. Here, the students gave a seven minute presentation on their project to date to senior management of the Kepak Group, including Mr. John Horgan , the company’s managing director.
On Tuesday last, ten boys represented C.B.S. Thurles in the Munster Schools Indoor Games, which were held in Nenagh. Great success was had with the boys coming away with a total of eight medals. In the intermediate category, Daniel Ryan won gold in the 60m hurdles and 60m sprint. In the junior category, David Ryan claimed gold in the shot putt with his teammate Sean Mockler claiming the silver medal. In the high jump, Sean Mockler cleared 1.75m to take gold while Declan Ryan claimed silver. In the minor category Jack Ryan won gold in the shot putt with an impressive throw of 12.50 metres while Josh O'Dwyer ran a strong race to come first in the 1200m. Other boys who performed well and were unlucky not to come away with a medal this time around were Jack Dolan, Jack Fallon, Dylan McLoughlin and Shane Burke.
Last Thursday Mr. Tommy Barrett, representing Thurles Tidy Towns Committee, spoke to the 3ND C.S.P.E. class about the importance of living in an environment which is clean and litter free. He also spoke to the class about the problems caused to the community by anti-social behaviour. His talk was both inspiring and enlightening.