School News April 14th 2015

Junior Maths Competition.

First year 1B students, Jennifer Andrews and John Heslin have qualified for the first round of the competition to be held in Carrick on Shannon in May. We wish them well.

History of Derry.

I travelled to Derry with my History class in March to learn more about the history of the City and indeed that of Northern Ireland in general. Our first call was to the museum of free Derry, here the events of Bloody Sunday were explained to us by a man, whose brother was shot dead on the day – he was deeply affected by it. We viewed a short slideshow and were shown around the museum with it’s artefacts and letters from that time. We then visited the Siege of Derry museum and learned about the Apprentice boys – we finished that day with a tour of St. Columb’s Cathedral nearby. After dinner we went bowling that too was enjoyable. The next morning we got a guided tour of the walls of Derry – after which we visited the Tower museum. All in all we learned a lot in a very enjoyable visit to Derry –
– Hannah Keegan

Soccer Tournament.

Second Years have taken part in a five a side indoor tournament since January on Mondays at lunchtime. The eventual winners were Sean O’Riordan’s team who beat Shane Mallon’s quintet. Mr. D. Duffy organised the games.

A Poem for Ireland.
Congratulations and well done to Ellen Woods (First year) and Johnny Boyle (Transition Year ) who were awarded 1st prize and Runner-up respectively in the Department of Education and Libraries Ireland Poetry competition , entitled a Poem for Ireland ., as part of the commemoration for Ireland 2016.The competition was judged by Poet and Writer Gerard Boland and library personnel , including Senior librarian, Ms Hilda King .
Both students accompanied by their English teachers Ms Aileen McGirl and Ms Myra Reynolds, were presented with their prizes from Leitrim County Council at an awards ceremony last Wednesday .Ellen will represent Leitrim in the National competition and we wish her the very best of luck .

The British ruled Ireland in 1916,
When our brave men and women dared to dream.
To free our country of disaster and poverty
and to give all our citizens a sense of equality

Forógra na Poblachta was the proclamation,
It found its way into the hands of our nation.
It outlined our dream to flight and and be free
and to ensure the people of their liberty.

They went into battle with fear and with pride
And thought of victory soon to be enjoyed
Alas, not all the soldiers were there to fight
As a boat load of arms was seized the previous night.

For six long days the fight went on,
And the might the empire proved too strong
One by one the leaders were shot
But even their dreams meant alot.

Green Flag.
The TY class have applied for a green flag on the basis of water conservation in the school.The in school part of the project involved raising awareness by means of a poster display, a water butt was installed and toilet cistern displacement devices are in place. Mr Nolan and Ms Hargaden Ward have assisted the students.

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First Year Girls Basketball

The Mohill girls played St. Catherine’s, Killybegs away and lost by seven points despite a great second half display. Ms. Hargaden Ward coaches this team.

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, Isabella Rowley.

School Matters.

With nine weeks to go until the end of term exam classes are preparing for oral tests and completing project work in a number of disciplines. State exams begin on Wednesday, June 8th.

Driving School.

The TY group have had a visit from a driving school, where they have prepared for the theory test and learned the basics of safe driving. They continue with their work experience on a weekly basis.

Poetry Ireland.

Ms. Chris Thompson from Poetry Ireland is working with the TY group on creative writing and will culminate in a drama production at the end of the module. Ms. Reynolds has promoted the initiative.

School Library.

Ms. McManus is working with a small group from TY on sifting through the resources with a view to cataloging the books. The books used in the DEAR (Drop everything and read) initiative for first and second years literacy will be segregated.

Schools Essay Competition.

Limerick University is sponsoring a competition regarding “Homelessness in Ireland” and students – Ryan Shanley and Kerri Daniels have submitted entries.

School Media.

Mr. Aidan Lennon, Bank of Ireland, spoke to Leaving Cert students about the role of social media in promoting banking and business in general. He touched on the dangers of including too much personal details on ones profile and the fact that many employers check the profiles of prospective employees before offering employment.

Bereavement.

We sympathise with Conor and Alannah McGuinness and family on the death of their great grandmother – Mrs. Peggy McGuinness. May she rest in peace.