Our Transition Year and fifth-year groups went on an Open Day to University College Cork last Friday.
On arrival, a guide brought our students to a presentation about U.C.C. where an information session was held pertaining to the wide variety of courses being offered to Leaving Cert students. Included in this session was a talk on the University itself and its’ campus. Following the presentation, students were afforded the opportunity to enquire about various courses such as science, arts, business etc. as lecturers and representatives from individual faculties entertained potential students at different stands. Our guide then brought us to the campus apartments where living conditions were viewed. The last hour of the tour involved a trip to the canteen for a well earned cupán tae and lunch, and also a walk around the campus. Overall, this was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience for our TY and 5th year students.
Green Schools Action Day
Our Green Schools Action Day held on Tuesday last proved a resounding success. This involved 1st, 2nd, TY, and 5th year students working together outdoors (on a rare sunny day!) and cleaning up our school. Action days such as this are part of our schools’ drive to be awarded a Green Flag. As part of this activity, a slogan competition was held by Ms. Smith, co-ordinator of green schools’ activities to raise awareness in relation to our school becoming more environmentally conscious. Many entries were submitted with the following slogans and students the eventual winners; Claire Moore, ‘Be green, is féidir linn’, Evan McCormack, ‘Be a green teen on a green team’, and Bríd Gleeson with ‘Think green, be green, live green’.
Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed ‘GROW ART’
Monday the 8th April saw the first planting of two wildflower gardens in the grounds of the school. Created under the supervision of independent environmental consultant Diarmuid Neilan and Deirdre Cox environmental officer of North Tipperay who funded the project. Regina Dorney Art Teacher of Coláiste Mhuire Co -Ed and project organiser worked together with the pupils and liased with these outside agencies.
The staff and pupils of Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed look forward in the coming months to see the growth and development of their Garden Art, over 80 different types of flowers were planted in the flower beds, the shapes of these wildflower gardens were planned in the Art Class to integrate Art & Design with the environment.
‘Pupils have made links with Art & design to what they are planting so they will really enjoy watching them grow and they will have respect for the designing, planting and growing process ‘