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October News

First  Year Art and History Excursion

Our first year pupils had a great day out last Wednesday when they travelled to Kilkenny for their art and history excursion. They began the day by watching the Irish-made animation, ‘Song Of The Sea’ before proceeding to the Butler Gallery where they met Rory Conway, an animator who had worked on the award-winning movie they had seen earlier in the day. Mr. Conway then conducted an animation workshop which the pupils found highly enjoyable. After leaving the gallery, the group paid a visit to Kilkenny Castle where they participated in a guided tour of the medieval structure. While at the castle, the students drew sketches of some of the castle’s architectural features and they hope to use these sketches as a basis for an upcoming ceramics-based project.

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First Year Soccer Blitz

On Friday morning last, the school held an in-house blitz for first year students. Each of our five classes was divided into three teams which then played each other in a ‘Champions League’ format. Each team played six games in what was a very enjoyable event.

Fun Run

On Thurday next, the eighth of October, the entire school community will participate in a five kilometre sponsored fun run, the proceeds of which will go towards supporting sporting development in the school as well as to other extra-curricular activities. Students will walk to the racecourse where they will either walk or jog a lap before returning to the school. There will also be organised races for our more serious athletes with prizes on offer in each year group category. All funds raised will go towards the maintenance and development of our sporting facilities as well as towards offsetting the cost of transport to sporting fixtures as well as to other extra-curricular events. As usual, your support is greatly appreciated.

Eagle’s Flight

On Thursday and Friday of last week our transition year students participated in a team building and decision making workshop delivered by Ger O Shea of ‘Eagle’s Flight’. Divided into teams of five, the students competed in a range of survival-orientated simulations designed to encourage planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The students really enjoyed the event.

Build-A-Bank Challenge

Last Friday, Ms. Aoife Harty, the school liaison officer from the AIB, visited the school to talk to our transition year pupils about participating in the Build-A-Bank Challenge. Ms. Harty informed the students of the structure and operational running of the bank as well as the various positions for which they may apply. Interviews will soon be held in the school for the positions of bank manager, assistant manager, director of sales and marketing, financial controller and customer service operators. We wish all the applicants the very best of luck.

Hurling

Our Dean Ryan hurling panel warmed up for their first round encounter with Charleville C.B.S. by playing Templemore in a useful challenge match on Tuesday last. The Harty panel also continued their preparations last week when they took on Midleton C.B.S. in a practice game. School Musical Auditions for the male leads in this year’s musical began last Friday. This year’s show, which will take place in January, is ‘Back to the 80’s’. The plot revolves around Corey Palmer, as he looks back on his time in high school. The show, as one might expect, includes plenty of eighties classics which are sure to have audiences singing along nostalgically.