Our TY students are pictured presenting a cheque for €360 to Marian and Evanne from the Ballyhaunis MSPCA. The money was raised from the sales of their hand-made Christmas Cards. Speaking on behalf of the MSPCA, Marian sincerely thanked the students for their generous donation and said it would go a long way towards buying much needed food and supplies for the rescue animals. This is another great example of the generous & selfless nature of the students of BCS. Well done to all involved. Special thanks to Mrs Lennon for her tremendous work in organising this project.
On the third attempt (storm Ophelia and the Beast from the East scuppered previous plans) this bunch of 5th years finally got to go to spend the day with the team at An Tobar Nua, Galway. The day didn’t disappoint… with homemade cookies and hot chocolate to welcome them the students had an enjoyable day with the retreat team… they learned a lot about team work, personal resilience in the face of adversity, coping with challenges as teenagers as well as fun, food and sharing of faith. Thanks to all the students for making it a memorable and fun day out.
22 students travelled to the Connaught Finals in Cross Country today. A beautiful day in Sligo meant conditions were ideal for this event. Saoirse Delaney finished 10th in the Minor Girls event with Matthew Johnson finishing 6th in a large field of over 100 runners. The Junior Boys event saw Darren Concannon finish 9th in the 3000 meter race. The Minor Boys team picked up silver medals for the regional success. Well done to all who participated and special thanks to Mr Woolley for his dedication to promoting such a wide variety of sports at BCS.
TY2 students recently trained as Peer 4 Peer Facilitators. They are currently delivering the Peer 4 Peer programme to 5th/6th class pupils in the local primary schools. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their leadership, public speaking, time management, teamwork and organisational skills. It also places them in a position of responsibility where they are role models and guides for young people embarking on their teenage years.
Hard luck to our U-14 Girls Gaelic team who were defeated by a strong Ursuline College (Sligo) side in the Connaught semi-final recently. The girls came up against strong opposition in the Sligo team who got off to a strong start. There was only 3 points in it at the interval, but the Sligo girls pulled away in the 2nd half. Well done to the BCS girls who have laid some good foundations this year and have every reason to be hopeful for the future. Well done also to Ms Kirsty Phillips who managed and trained the team and who has every reason to be genuinely proud of the girls both on and off the field.
As part of their English and Communications course LCA1 students visited Ballyhaunis credit union. Catherine Kilbride explained how a Credit Union works and detailed all the services it provides. We wish to thank Catherine and the staff for their help in completing this key assignment.
Please click on the ‘Read more’ tab to view a selection of images from Mrs Lennon’s 2nd Year Art students. These fabulous fruit images were drawn using a variety of mixed media, pastel and paint.