Geographical Investigation: The 6th Year Geography Class along with their teachers Ms. Purcell carried out their Geographical Investigation on the Geomorphic Processes in the coastal environment of Howth, Co. Dublin on Tuesday the 12th of September. Their Investigation carries 20% of the marks for Leaving Cert Geography.
Higher Options: Sixth Years along with Ms Warnock attended the Irish Times Higher Options Conference in the RDS on Thursday 14th September. It’s a forum on Third Level choices for students. It gives a valuable insight into Third Level Courses in Ireland and abroad ranging from Art Colleges to Agricultural Colleges. While there students could go to the relevant college stands and ask and questions they had and take away booklets etc.
Central Criminal Court: Ms Purcell's 2A CSPE Class visited the Central Criminal Courts in Dublin as part of their Junior Certificate CSPE Action Project. They took part in a Mock Trial where they were able to act out the different roles involved in a court case in an actual courtroom. They also had the opportunity to attend a court session involving a murder trial. Students enjoyed their day in the Courts.
English Drama: One of the Sixth Year English classes along with their teacher Ms. Farrell took a trip to the Gaeity in Dublin, where they enjoyed the Spinning Heart. The trip presented a fantastic opportunity for the students to engage with their studied play in preparation for their Leaving Certificate English exam.
English Drama: The Sixth Year Higher English class along with their teacher Mr O'Connell took a trip to the Hellix Theatre in Dublin, where they enjoyed the Shakespearan Play King Lear. This gave the Students to engage with their studied play in preparation for their Leaving Certificate English exam.
Irish Drama: 6th Year Honours Irish Students with Ms. McDonagh travelled to see a drama from the Leaving Cert Irish course “An Triail” Le Mairead Ni Ghrada on the 20th of November in the UCD. The play is set in the west of Ireland during the 1960s. The story deals with a young girl who gets pregnant by the local primary school teacher, a married man with a sick wife. She is shunned by her family and leaves her parish for the city. Here she is marginalised again leading to tragedy.
Irish Aid Centre: Ms Shine's 2B CSPE class visited the Irish Aid Centre. The students learned about development in the world and took part in an interactive workshop about life in a village in Malawi. The Irish Aid Centre has an Aid Programme that helps to reduce poverty and hunger particularly in Sub Saharan Africa. An interesting and enjoyable day was had by all.