BCS’s Awards Ceremony for 1st Year and 2nd Year students took place on Friday May 27th. The event which acknowledged student achievement across a broad range of areas including academic/sporting/behavioural was a great success. The presentation of awards by our four guest presenters, all of whom are members of Mayo’s U-21 team and ex pupils of BCS added further excitement to the celebrations.
Congratulations to all the winners at the annual BCS GAA awards held on Friday. We were delighted to have 4 special guests, David Kenny, Fergal Boland, Morgan Lyons and James Lyons to present the awards. The four lads are all proud ex-pupils of BCS and members of the recent Mayo All-Ireland winning U-21 side. It was another very successful year across a broad variety of GAA codes in both male and female competitions and we had great success at regional, county and provincial level. Once again we’d like to thank all those students who participated throughout the year. Special mention to Mr Wolley and the sports department for organising this awards ceremony and their continued dedication to the promotion of sports in our school.
A lovely way to spend the last day of Transition Year 2015/2016 – on Ireland’s holiest mountain…
Please click on the ‘Read more’ tab to view some images of the day. We met lots of pilgrims along the way including Fr. John Kenny (past pupil) who was on route to perform a wedding on the summit of Croagh Patrick.
Congratulations to our two Connaught Athletics Champions, Niamh O’Neill and Amy Greally. Niamh won first prize in both the Junior Long Jump and the 75 Meter Hurdles. Amy Greally won the Intermediate Long Jump title. It was a tremendous achievement from both athletes on what was another superb day from the entire squad who travelled to Athlone. All 19 students had qualified for this event by finishing in the top 4 from the regional qualifiers. We had many excellent performances in a very competitive environment which showcases the best athletes from Connacht and also Longford and Westmeath. Others to finish in the top 3 in their respective events include Niamh Ward, Mila Maciukaite and the Junior Girls Relay team consisting of Niamh O’Neill, Anna Lyons, Mary Carr and Mila Maciukaite. Best of luck to those travelling to the All-Ireland Finals in early June in Tullamore.
Thumbs up all round from the students of Ballyhaunis Community School for this years VAKS programme taking place across the summer at The HUB Knock. VAKS (Volunteer at Knock Shrine) is a programme whereby students are invited to get involved during the summer at Knock to help out by providing information, directions and assistance to pilgrims during the summer. Students receive training in Communication Skills, team building, first aid, sign language etc. They will volunteer for at least one weekend where they will meet and work with young people from all over the diocese – they get to stay in the Youth Hostel with all there meals provided. They only cost they have is their time. Aine Duffy and Sive Duffy were volunteers last year – this year they will be mentors to the new VAKS group – it has given these girls great confidence and they say they have great fun over the course of the weekend