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.