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News (10 May)

Transition Year History and Geography Trip

On Thursday, the 28th of April , our transition year students travelled to Belfast for their history and geography overnight trip. That morning they visited the impressive and enlightening Titanic Centre where they learnt about the building of the Titanic and the history of the Harland and Wolff shipbuilding yard and the White Star Shipping Line. In the afternoon the pupils participated in guided tours of both the Falls Road and the Shankill Road, where they viewed murals and were told about the city’s violent recent history by guides who themselves had been involved in ‘The Troubles’. It was an eye-opening and fascinating experience for the pupils. On the following day the students visited the world-famous basalt columns of The Giant’s Causeway before crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in scenic Ballintoy.

Under-15 Football Champions

‘Congratulations’ to our under-15 footballers on defeating High School, Clonmel in the final of the Cusack Cup on Thursday last, the 5th of May.  The team, which was captained by Sean Collins, produced a wonderful display of attacking football on the day and goals from Jack Lanigan and Devon Ryan helped the C.B.S. to a comfortable victory. The final score was Thurles: 2-17, Clonmel: 2-2.

Cairdeas Trip

The twenty four transition year students that took part in this year’s Cairdeas buddy scheme travelled to the Delta Force activity centre on Thursday last where they engaged in paintballing and other teambuilding exercises. Cairdeas is a system where transition year students help to mentor and support first year pupils.

Under-16 Soccer

Our under-16 soccer team was in action last Friday when they took on Tramore in the semi-final of the South-East Munster Cup. Unfortunately, they were defeated by a very strong Tramore side.

Cabragh Wetlands

As part of their Junior Cert science coursework several of our second year classes paid visits to Cabragh Wetlands last week to study local habitats.

Tractor Safety Course

On Tuesday last twenty of our transition year pupils completed a certified tractor safety course which took place in Mid-Tipp Mart. The course concentrated on good driving positions, hitching tractors to other implements and operating trailed machinery from a tractor.

MOG Car Safety Demonstration

On Friday last our transition year students attended a car safety demonstration course intended to teach young drivers about the limitations and frailties of a motor vehicle, thereby dispelling the notion of "invincibility" behind the wheel. The students were able to examine the internal workings of a specially modified car and gain an insight into the dangers of driving with damaged parts. It was a very interesting demonstration which helped to encourage responsible driving among young people.


Car Safety talk in Templemore

All Transition year students attended in Templemore Garda Training college last week about car safety and the work of an Garda Siochana.