School News April 28th 2016

First Year Girls Football.

First Year Girls travelled with Ms. Flanagan to the centre of excellence, Ballyhaunis on a wet, cold day for a football blitz,and despite the conditions they enjoyed the competition winning all their games.

Anna Crossley, Chloe Dolan, Natasha Doyle, Claire Fitzpatrick, Jessica Hughes, Rióna McKeon, Sarah Murphy, Bella Rowley, Ellen Woods, Jennifer Andrews, Rachel McGarry, Aine McLoughlin, Maeve Newton, Aine Mitchell, Celine Shortt, Shaylyn Ward, Sarah Boyle, Erica Ridge, Emily Harkin, Aisling Shanley, Ava Reynolds.

Health Promoting Schools.

Last week the Health Promoting Schools committee scheduled talks and workshops as well as physical activity for all students. Workshops from Aware and Drug Alcohol education as well as one on positive relationships were rolled out for students. The initiative coincided with the National “Active Schools week” and the students engaged in boxercise, zumba dance or tag rugby.
A workshop for parents and guardians on positive relationships was also arranged and was poorly attended.

A poem for Ireland.
Two Mohill Community College students had their poems placed First and Second in this competition. First year student Ellen Woods, came first and TY student – Johnny Boyle was runner up. Both students recited their poems at the 1916 Centenary celebrations at Aras on Chontae on April 24th last.

A Poem for Ireland.

In Ireland, 1916 an opportunity for freedom did arise,
A group of men caught an Empire by surprise,
Shots were fired from every direction,
What they needed was Wolfe Tone’s resurrection,
As the remains burned of the GPO,
The leaders were taken captive by the foe,

7 signatures were on the Proclamation,
A guide to a new free nation,
The leaders of the rebellion were executed,
The British couldn’t have been more deluded,
As the outcry was deafening,
For a free nation once again.

By Johnny Boyle, Transition Year.