On Thursday, the 16th of February, 38 of our first and second year French students headed to Paris on a four day tour. On the first day the students were given a guided tour of the city which took in such famous landmarks as the Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pompidou Centre. That same evening the students also engaged in a boat tour down the Seine. On the following day they visited the Louvre and climbed the Eiffel Tower before going bowling in the evening. The third day of the trip consisted of a visit to Disneyland Paris and the Walt Disney Studios while the final day saw the pupils visit the Sacre Coeur church, visit the Montmartre area, tour the Stade de France and also fit in a spot of shopping. The students really enjoyed this very educational and cultural tour.
On Monday, the 13th of February, Mr. Michael O’ Dwyer of Mitchel House addressed the fifth year L.C.V.P. class, discussing a range of aspects relating to business and entrepreneurship. Over the course of this informative and enlightening talk Mr. O’ Dwyer spoke about the difficulties associated with setting up a new enterprise as well as the practicalities of the everyday running of a business.
On the Tuesday before the midterm break our first year and second year basketball teams played league games against St. Paul’s of Monasterevin. Unfortunately, despite brave performances from both teams, it was Monasterevin who tasted victory on the day. The final league games of the season will take place this week and we wish both teams the very best of luck.
Cross Country Athletics
On Thursday, the 16th of February, our cross country athletes travelled to Tramore Valley Park in Cork city to compete in the Munster Schools Cross Country Championships. The school had athletes competing in the minor, intermediate and senior races on the day. It was a great outing for our minor team (U14) who came first in the team event and our intermediate team (U17) who came third in the team event. Both teams now qualify to compete in the All- Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships which will take place on Saturday, the 11th of March, in Mallusk Playing Fields in Belfast. The minor team consists of Emmet Fogarty, Stephen Mawe, Tadhg Gould, Alex Crowley, Michael Connolly and Jack O’ Mara while the intermediate team includes Fred Crowley, Jack Hickey, Eanna Ryan, Ben O’ Dwyer, Dylan McLoughlin and Kieran Moloney.
As part of their continuing preparation for the upcoming blitzes our Rice Cup hurlers took on Good Counsel in a challenge match on Tuesday, the 14th of February.