School News March 10th 2016

First Year Girls Basketball.
Mohill hosted Mercy Sligo and were beaten in the end by Sligo’s stronger panel. The Mohill girls have many promising players so the future is bright for them.
Shaylyn Ward, Sarah Boyle, Aine Nicholl, Chloe Dolan, Celine Shortt, Aine McLoughlin, Maeve Newton, Ellen Woods, Riona McKeon, Rachel McGarry, Claire Fitzpatrick, Jessica Hughes, Ava Reynolds, Sarah Murphy, Jennifer Andrews and Isabella Rowley. Thanks to the referee and table officials. Ms Hargaden Ward mentors this team.

Three D Printer.
Just the latest must have technology which can print solid 3D objects. Leitrim County Enterprise Board invited submissions from the second level schools in Leitrim to win the printer for your school. Ezekiel Stevens stepped up with a mesmerising set of applications for a 3D printer, his pitch won the printer for the school.We applaud your initiative Ezekiel.

History trip to Derry.
Fifth and Sixth year History students accompanied by Mr Nolan and Ms Brennan made it a two day odyssey. They embraced the rich history of this walled city, taking a guided historical tour, walked the walls and got first hand accounts of significant events from the city’s past from both sides of the divide. They also visited museums and viewed graffiti and murals.

Race walking Success.
Congratulations to Eoin Gaffey who earned a Leitrim sports star award for his prowess in the sport at under sixteen level. Students from Mohill and Ballinamore athletic clubs have had notable success in recent indoor competitions in Athlone, well done to all.

Croke Park.
Tadhg Doherty, Aoife Shanley and Alejandra Adan represented the school as they received the Tricolour and a copy of the proclamation. Ryan Tubridy was the compere and the President Mr Higgins addressed the six thousand plus assembled crowd on the significance of the events being celebrated. Mr Nolan and Ms Maxwell accompanied the students.

Proclamation day celebrations.
Tuesday March 15th was D day. Many meaningful and collaborative events had been coordinated by Ms Maxwell with input from students and staff. Dr Gerard McAtasney, renowned historian, lecturer and author spoke to senior students regarding the Ulster influences on the events leading up to the rising.
Music from a century ago was played by students and the student cohort sang Amhran Na BhFiann.
The Proclamation was rewritten by Second year students to a more contemporary one reflecting the new generation. They compiled their family tree to be aware of their lineage. They also had a remembrance tree in the school with the names of their ancestors alive in 1916.
The flag was raised by the Principal Ms Duffy and the proclamation was read by two students.This was followed by a reflective service for the signatories of the proclamation.The Home Economics department organised some home made brown bread for all.

Bereavements.
We sympathise with Kalon and Emily Harkin and family on the death of their uncle David Dunne and to Jonathan Harte and Rachel Kerrigan and families on the death of their grandmother Ms Harte. We extend sympathy to Cathy Forde and family on the death of her grand aunt

School News March 3rd 2016

Junior Girls Football.

Mohill played Claregalway in Ballyhaunis in a Connacht semi final and were comprehensively beaten.  The Claregalway school is new and should have played in a higher division as they are winning all their games by a proverbial cricket score.
Alanna Ward, Amy Cosgrove, Aoife Shanley, Chloe Cunningham, Clodagh Mitchell, Evelyn Reynolds, Gemma Stenson, Genevieve Canning, Grainne Reynolds (Annaduff),  Grainne  Reynolds (Cloone), Hannah Farrell Stirling, Kathy Shanley, Lauren Keighran, Louise Cafferty, Michelle Hackett, Niamh Beirne, Niamh Hargaden, Orla Bohan, Saoirse Fox, Sarah Doyle, Seona Cosgrove, Shauna Doyle, Sibeal Reynolds, Tara Doyle, Tara Quinn, Orla McGowan.
Ms. Flanagan was in charge of the team.
Transition Years.
The group have dance classes facilitated by Charlene Mulligan,  The language group attended the cinema in Carrick last week together with Fifth year language students where  German  and  French language films were screened.   Twelve students have entered two Formula 1 model cars into a competition which takes place in Castlebar.  The cars are designed, assembled and emblazoned by the students.  They are judged on their speed and aerodynamic design on the day.  Mr. M Duffy is the advising teacher.
Teachta Dála.
We congratulate Eoin, Eabha and Claire Kenny on the election of their father, Martin, to the Dáil.
LCVP Interviews.
Video recorded interviews have been conducted with LCVP students.  This forms part of their portfolio for the exam.
Fairtrade.
To celebrate Fairtrade the 1B class attended an event in Carrick, where they recited a poem they had written and performed a short drama and a rap song.  They were accompanied by Ms. Colum and Mrs. Brennan.
Fairtrade rap.
Uh! uh! Fairtrade
Put your hands in the air if you love Fairtrade
Farmers working in the field with their big heavy spades.
Uh! uh! Fairtrade
Bananas, coffee beans, you name it I dig it
but 12 hours in the field, NO PAY that’s what I don’t dig
I wake up everyday tryna get my kids to school
But a  4 am start though that’s not cool
Uh! Uh! Fairtrade.
Business men tryna make amends for small pay
But 70 cents don’t cover me for the day
Uh! Uh! Fairtrade
Fairtrade chocolate is very yummy
I like it in my tummy
Fairtrade cotton
I like it on my bottom
Uh! Uh! Fairtrade
So put your hands up for farmers to get FAIR pay
I hope you enjoy our Fairtrade rap today
Fairtrade, Fairtrade All the way!
Yeah!
So upgrade to Fairtrade today!
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Bereavements.
We extend sympathy to Doreen & Elizabeth Honeyman & family on the death of their uncle in law and granduncle Tom Walsh.  May they rest in peace.