On Thursday 17th of May all second-years went on a history excursion to Cobh and Spike Island. First the students visited some of the famous landmarks in Cobh, where during a history orienteering exercise with teachers, students took creative photos.
After a lovely lunch in the the sunshine our students boarded the ferry to Spike Island. At Spike Island everyone received a guided tour, and enjoyed rambling around the excellent facilities and exploring the island’s rich history. Thanks to the staff at Spike Island for providing us with such an educational and fun visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our day!
Many thanks to our hard working Parents’ Association who raised funds so as to provide our students with an outdoor seating area. The students have been making good use of the new seats and benches in the glorious sunshine of the past few days! Our appreciation also goes to those businesses and individuals who contributed towards the cost.
Today 1 Elliot’s rang gaeilge had a visit from local TD Donnchadh O’Laoghaire. Donnchadh spoke to the class on the importance of Irish and opportunities that are available to those with a high standard of the language. He also helped students understand the role of gaeilge in the Dáil and in Brussels.
Once all questions were answered from the class Donnchadh worked with one of our first-year students who is undertaking a political science project for his entry in the BT Young Scientist competition.His project was hugely enriched from the helpful input.
Táimid buíoch as ucht an cabhair agus an am a thug Donnchadh dúinn inniu. Go raibh maith agat a Dhonnchadh.