School News December 18th 2014

Penitential Service.

The students visited the parish church for Christmas confessions organised by Ms Hanly and Ms Colum. Thanks to the priests from the local parishes who heard confessions.
Transition Years.
The Christmas drama production was staged last Friday after a hectic week or two of preparation, the rest of the school cohort and staff attended on rotation and were treated to a drama with a powerful message, that of mindfulness. Well done to the TY students who mixed song,  dance and drama in a script written by Ms Hargaden Ward. Thanks to all who brought the project to fruition.
A number of TY students have been invited to take part in an art exhibition titled “Glimpse into the future” which was held in Leitrim County Council offices. Rebecca and Mella from EcoEvolve ran a workshop in the school for the students and art work was created from recycled. upcycled and reclaimed materials.
Christmas Wishes.
We wish all in the school community and you the readers a Happy Christmas and every good wish for 2015.

School News December 11th 2014

Leitrim Guardian

This years publication has plenty of contributions from second year students from the college.  Seventeen students contributed on topics including living in the country or on a farm and the ups and downs of being a teenager.  The result is a delightful and interesting collage of creative writing from thirteen and fourteen year olds.  Tanya Boyle’s short story “Halloween night” was published in full.
The following students contributed:
Shane Tierney, Conor McGuinness, Nina Greene, Eabha Kenny, Guistina Rodriguez, Marc McKeon, Evelyn Reynolds, Grainne Reynolds, Sorcha Quinn, Aoibhinn Reynolds, Niall Keegan, Louise Cafferty, Aoife Shanley, Rachael Kiernan, Leona McLoughlin, Orla McGowan.
Ms. Reynolds promoted the project in her English class.
Chocolate Santa.
Cathal Bryson, Lorcan Bryson, Christine Devlin and Cillian Beirne  visited Butlers Chocolate factory – they got a tour of the facility and an opportunity to paint some chocolate Santas and got plenty of free samples to eat.  They were accompanied by Ms. Murphy, Ms. Kellegher, Ms. Conway and Ms. Cunningham.
Transition Year students Emma Kiernan, Aoife Keegan and Róisín Donnelly helped out on the day.
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The photogragh shows Dáire McKiernan receiving his second place award in area 4 of the Engineering and Metalwork Teachers Association.  Mr. Gannon, his Engineering teacher, made the presentation.  Dáire qualified for the National finals in Maynooth.

School News December 4th 2014

Live Life Foundation.

The Leaving Cert class had an excellent presentation from Fionnbarr Walsh father of the late inspirational teenager Donal Walsh. The visit was arranged by Annaduff GAA and was attended by Gerry Newton, Pat Faughnan and Colin Regan  (GAA health promotion officer).  We thank all who facilitated this visit.
Anti bullying week.
The week was a great success and in addition to a poster wall and poetry on the subject the First and Second years had a talk on Cyber bullying. The winners in the Poster competition were Caroline Dobson, Kerry Daniels and Evelyn Reynolds.
Transition Years.
The group are busy rehearsing their Christmas production with a theme of mindfulness. Ms Hargaden Ward is both scriptwriter and producer. The students visited the Canon Donohoe hall for the Energy Awareness  Day and were impressed by the range of energy saving ideas and gadgets on show
First Year Boys Football.
The boys played Scoil Mhuire Strokestown and despite improving on previous outings they lost the match. Mr Nolan is mentor to this group.