Corran College News May 2012
Corran College News
Students brought bicycles, which were in need of repair, to school on Wednesday 25th April last to participate in a “Bicycle Maintenance” workshop with David Gunning. This was a very worthwhile exercise as our students are encouraged to cycle to school this term in an effort to secure our fourth “Green Flag” for transport. Thanks to Mrs Regan for organising the workshop.
Art Competition Winners
Congratulations to Diana Ford (5th Year) for winning the “Green Schools National Art Competition”. Her winning entry, a beautifully designed poster and slogan, was selected from the many hundreds of entries. Diana won a new bicycle and helmet which was collected in Dublin on Tuesday 24th April last. Diana would like to thank Ms Hoare (Art teacher) and Mrs Regan (Green Schools Coordinator) for all their encouragement and advice.
Seamus O’Donnell (1st year) received a certificate of commendation at national level for his art entry into the “Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Well done Seamus and we expect to see many more winning entries in future!
PLC students completed a First Aid course on Monday 30th last. A member of the “First Aid Plus” team provide the expertise and tuition on the day.
PLC examinations started on Tuesday 1st May last. We wish them every success in their examinations and hope that their time spent in Corran College will provide the platform for future employment or further education.
All County Sligo VEC schools and centres are organising a novel fundraiser called the “Chain around Knocknarae” on Sunday 20th May at 12noon. It is planned that students and teachers, together with their families and friends will form a human chain up and around the cairn at the top of Knocknarae. Entertainment in the form of music, jugglers and market stalls will also be a feature of this novel event. Corran College plan to use the day to raise much needed funds for the school and Tanzania project by selling plants, cakes and buns, homemade jam in addition to providing a face painting service. We encourage as many people as possible to participate in this event and make it a fun filled day for all the family.
Track and Field
A large team of athletes from Corran College participated in the recent “North Connacht Schools Track and Field Championship” in Sligo IT on Wednesday last. Congratulations to all who participated and best wishes to Gary Anderson (200m), Shauna Conlon (100m) and Kamile Satinskie (Shot Putt) who qualified for the Connacht finals in their respective events. Thanks to Ms Kinsella for organising and accompanying the students to this event.
“Late Great Breakfast”
The importance of having a healthy breakfast before coming to school was the focus of the “Late Great Breakfast” held in Corran College on 30th April last. Students were given cereals, milk, tea and toast which were primarily sponsored by local businesses.
Smoothies were provided at break times in order to provide a healthy alternative to sweets and chocolate. Thanks to Ms Gaughan and Ms Kinsella for organising the breakfast.
A very successful “Jersey Day” was held on May 3rd last. Students entered into the spirit of the day and wore a wide variety of both soccer and Gaelic jerseys.