Grange PPS News
Champion in the Classroom
Grange Post Primary School
Miss McArt’s Leaving Certificate English class participated in a workshop dedicated to the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Seamus Heaney. This interactive workshop included elements of drama, art and visulisation to stimulate the students in their responses to the poems. Most interestingly, in their analysis of Heaney’s ‘Bogland’, students used peat to create their own visual representation of the key terms in the poem. The student’s thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are hoping to follow it up with a ‘Hamlet’ workshop later this year. The Leaving Certificate students would like to thank Mary Pat Ryan and her team from the Performing Arts Department, Sligo IT.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2012!
The students of Grange PPS took part in many events for Seachtain na Gaeilge. The week was promoted within school with all students getting a chance to take part. Students participated in cluichí biongó, word search and cross word puzzles, designed posters and a held a Tráth na gCeist. We were even entertained with some Irish dancing from our senior students. Lollipops were given as prizes to students who made an attempt outside of class to speak as Gaeilge. The week was enjoyed by all, with all teachers taking time to promote Seachtain na Gaeilge within their subject.
Congratulations to Ruairí Mc Loughlin, Shauna Watters and Stanley Dimes who came in first place in our Irish quiz. Congratulations also to Damien Waters, Daniel Keaney, Darius Cawley, Shaun Herity, Rachel Scanlon, Gillian Rooney and Elaine Flanagan who came in joint 2nd.
Second Year Geography Field Trip
The second year geography students and their teachers Ms Evans and Ms Creaven went on their annual field trip on Thursday 8th March 2012. They all put on wellies and wet gear and went to explore the Grange river, they looked the length, width and features of this river. Then they drew a sketch map of the river.
Rugby training has had a big response and is being enjoyed on a Thursday evening.
Basketball – Our second year girls were involved in a basketball tournament held in Maghe Ene College, Bundoran on Friday 16th March 2012. The team played two matches against the hosts they lost by one point and then were beaten by St Mary’s Ballisodare. We would like to thank Maghe Ene College for organising the tournament and congratulate all those involved especially Ms Evans on their first competition, they certainly did us proud.
Ten of our first years will attend the final residential of this year’s LET programme in the Share Centre in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, from Tuesday 20th - Friday 23rd March.
Congratulations to Leon McGowan & Keighley Hennigan who will travel to Talin, Estonia on March 15th with the Emerald Reveller’s Dance School.
The School Tour to Paris takes place from Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th April
The Junior Certificate practical examinations in Home Economics, Music and Art are coming up soon, so students are busy. The Leaving Certificate students are preparing for Irish and French Orals.