Last Friday our fifth and sixth year art classes travelled to Dublin on their annual art trip. In the morning they visited the Lucian Freud exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art; this is a collection of fifty of his works including portraits, self-portraits and works of still life. In the afternoon the students visited the National Gallery where they studied the exhibition on bog bodies and viewed artefacts from the bronze and iron ages.
L.C.V.P. As part of its investigations into local enterprises, the sixth year L.C.V.P. class paid a visit to Boru Stoves on Wednesday last. There, they viewed the different stages of production and assembly, were made familiar with the rigorous quality control protocol and learnt about the company’s investment in research and development. They also learnt about the development of new products which satisfy modern consumer demands. The school would like to thank Mr. Dan Tynan for giving them such an interesting tour of the facility and for the insightful question and answer session which followed.
Concern Debating Our Concern debating team suffered a disappointing defeat, by a split decision, in their debate against the Ursuline Convent on Thursday evening last . The motion, which the C.B.S. team was opposing was that ‘ The UN should be disbanded’. The team was captained by Harry Hogan and also consisted of Kyle English, Brendan Atkins and Mark Fortune. This leaves the team with ten points and a chance of progressing to the knockout stages.
Rice Cup Our Rice Cup A and B panels continued their preparations for the upcoming blitzes by playing useful challenge matches against Kilkenny C.B.S. on Wednesday last. Class of 96/97 School Reunion The school is currently organising a class reunion for those past pupils who sat their Leaving Certificates in 1997 but unfortunately has not, as yet, managed to make contact with everybody. The reunion will take place in the school on Friday, the 10th of March at 8.30 and following this reception the reunion will move across to Noel Ryan’s bar. If you were a member of the class of 97 and are interested in attending then please don’t hesitate to contact the school on 0504-22054 for further information.
On Tuesday last the school had six teams which competed in the Tipperary School Badminton Championship in Templemore. Our under-14 A team beat Templemore but lost to Roscrea while the under-14 B team defeated Nenagh but lost to Templemore. Our under-16 A team beat Roscrea but was defeated by Templemore and the B team was victorious against Nenagh but lost to Roscrea. Unfortunately our under-19s did not win any of their games.