Welcome back and Happy New Year to the school community, after the Christmas break. It’s a busy time of year, with mocks and projects for completion, we wish everyone the best of luck for the new school term.
Biology Trip: Our Leaving Cert Biology groups attended a practical coursework day in Maynooth University last week, a very useful trip to aid revision at this busy time of the year. Thanks to Mr Kennedy for accompanying the group.
BT Young Scientist: A huge congratulations to our successful BT Young Scientists, who represented MCC in the popular Science exhibition in the RDS. TY students Erica Ridge, Darragh Boyce & Hugh Boyce topped their Intermediate Group in Social Science, with their project “Decreasing Childhood Obesity”, based around offering child friendly menus in restaurants to encourage children to choose healthy options when dining out. The group impressed the judges with their hard work and passion to contribute to a healthier society. A special word of thanks to Gerry & the team in The Brandywell for their support of the group. Well done, we are very proud of you here in MCC!
Newsflash!! Since writing school news last week, the news of our BT Young Scientist team’s win has of course brought much delight and celebration in Mohill Community College. Erica, Darragh and Hugh did a marvellous job in coming up with an idea, seeing the project through in a clear and systematic way, putting an attractive display together, and being so informed and passionate about their subject that they wowed the several sets of judges and the hundreds of visitors who visited their stand over three days.
A very big congratulations to Erica, Darragh and Hugh, and to their teacher Ms. Eileen Nertney. Ms. Nertney writes the school news for us each week.
School News Week ending 18th January 2019
Leaving Cert Coursework: It was a busy week for the sixth years, with a trip to NUI Maynooth for our Chemistry students with Ms Muldowney on Wednesday to cover experiment work, while our LCVP group paid a visit to Vistamed with Ms McGovern as part of their studies on Thursday. Many thanks to the teachers organising and accompanying students on trips, it is always a great experience for students to apply our classroom based studies to life outside the school.
School News Week ending 25th January 2019
Boys Football: Our under 14 boys were in action against Dunmore last week, under the management of Mr Duffy. In an away game against Dunmore of Galway, the team made a great comeback to take victory, having been down by two points at half time. This sees the boys go through to the semi final, well done to all!
Football: On Monday 28th January, the U-16 boys headed to Ballyhaunis to play last years champions in the quarter final. After a close battle the boys and manager Mr Kennedy came away with victory and continue to the semi final next week. Well done to all involved.
Basketball: The boys were also busy in basketball this week, away in Ballinamore with Ms Hargaden Ward on Friday last. The teams won both their games, completing a successful sporting week for MCC, congratulations!