School News March 21st 2013

Junk Kouture
The Transition Years had two entries in the regional finals of this competition held in Castlebar. The challenge was to design a themed costume from waste materials. The Knight entry qualified for the finals in the Helix Theatre in Dublin in April. Well done to the students and their mentor Ms. McGrath.

Congratulations
We applaud First Year student, Roisin McGarry, who has qualified to attend DCU for two weeks of workshops during the summer on foot of her achievements in SAT tests.

Humourfit Theatre.
This southern based group presented an eighty minute drama to all classes promoting positive attitudes around mental health. They were talented and had a great rapport with the students. Ms. Kellegher and Ms. Hanly arranged the visit, in conjunction with the Healthy Schools Programme.
We wish to acknowledge the donation made by Ms. Lucia Tyrrell towards their attendance fee.

An Taisce Spring Clean
The 2A class embarked on this adventure in the environs of Mohill as part of their CSPE project for Junior Cert, directed by Ms. Colum.
Wiktoria Fangor and Jessica Dobson describe the action.
On the March 19, 2013 between 10.30 and 12 one of the second year classes at Mohill Community College were travelling on foot along the streets of Mohill, picking up any litter or rubbish, recyclable and non-recyclable after the joyous bank holiday weekend. The class has been planning this trip for a while and with the help of An Taisce and the County Council, managed to get pickers and bags for everybody involved. The class was split up into two groups, one took the Carrick road and made its mark along the ditches and bogs there, while the other group took the trip down town, all the way to the recycle centre and then across to Baxter’s Centra, including the trek uphill to Planxty’s where they made their biggest catch of the day, thanks to the big, unexpected influx of visitors for the weekend who made their home there. It was a bitterly cold morning with an earlier fall of snow, but they were determined to clean up their local area. However there was no stopping the traffic, as cars and lorries continued on their way, splashing students from head to toe from the big, muddy puddles. This was an act of the National Spring Clean which benefits the second year class as part of their CSPE, Junior Cert course.
After the event, they had a great amount of bags picked all ready for pick-up by the County Council that will dispose of it accordingly. St. Patrick may have banished the snakes from Ireland, but unfortunately he didn’t banish the litter louts. The teachers were proud, the students were pleased (even though the uniforms were decorated, not to mention the odd few scarves and hats that would need to be safely placed inside a washing machine before brought out in public again), but most of all they got a sense of achievement having improved the environment.

First Year Boys Football.
Mohill played Glenamaddy on astroturf in Ballyhaunis and emerged winners, on a scoreline – Mohill CC 4-6 – Glenamaddy 2-8.
This qualified the boys to contest a Connacht Final quarter final against St. Aloysius Athlone – this game was played in Tarmonbarry and Mohill won by the narrowest of margins.
Mohill CC – 1-8
St. Aloysius – 3-1
Mr. Nolan does not know who the semi-final opponents will be.
Evan Harkin, Sean Harkin, Eoin Kenny, Jamie McCaffrey, Tony McDonagh, James McNabola, Ronan Moran, Liam Rowley, Johnny Boyle, Dylan Gaffey, Fiachra McGuinness, Jordan McGuinness, Owen McLoughlin, Shane Cox, Jamie Dolan, David Faughnan, Robert Maguire, Gavin Gordon, Cian McKeon, Cian Mulvey, Peter O Neill, Jonathan Reynolds, Christy Sullivan, Kevin Bohan, Nathan Hughes, Cian Mallon, Tadhg Mulligan, James Quinn