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CCA School News 07 May 2021

CCA School News 07 May 2021

Week of 3rd May

CCA Showstoppers

This week we were delighted to showcase the talents of our students and staff in our school talent show. We had a large number of auditions with the top entries chosen to perform for the final. The talents on display included singing, dancing, poetry reading, stand-up comedy and bicycle tricks. Well done to 2nd year student Ellisha Taylor who won the Junior category and 6th year student Hannah McConnell who won the senior category. A big thank you to the Transition Year students and staff committee involved in putting it all together. The full recorded show can be viewed on our social media channels.

Junior Sports Day

Our junior students got to enjoy a Sports Day on Wednesday where they had a chance to take part in a number of activities such as Soccer 6’s, GAA points, Tag Rugby, High Jump, Golf, Chess, Table Tennis and fun races. It was lovely to see all the students get involved and enjoying the day. Thank you to the PE department for the hard work they put in to make sure the day ran smoothly.

Transition Year News

Aistritheoirí Óga (Young Translators) winner

Congratulations to Alanna Plunkett on winning the Spanish to Irish translation category in the Young Translators 2021 competition run in conjunction with the European Commission. It’s an all-island competition that challenges students in their language and translation skills while also offering the opportunity to then go on further and work in the future in the European Union’s translation commission section. It demonstrates to all students the opportunities Irish and other European languages offer in the areas of their careers and travel in the future. Comhghairdeas do Alanna arís, táimid iontach bródúil aisti.

Junk Kouture

Well done to our creative TY students who, with the support of our art teachers, have created amazing wearable designs from 100% recycled materials for the Junk Kouture competition. Our students have been brave, took chances, experimented and pushed the boundaries. They are delighted to show us their dreams of the future through design.

Criminology Workshop

On Wednesday, all Transition Year students took part in a criminology workshop about the assassination of JFK. During the workshop they got the opportunity to hear about the case and to listen the theories people believe may have been the cause of what happened.

They got to look at the fingerprints left behind at the scene and then had to identify what fingerprint was found in the building where the gunshots were fired from on the day of the assassination by looking at the pattern on the finger. They moved on to look at the different types of guns the bullets that may have been used. They then had to research each type and decide which they thought was the one used. They also got the opportunity to try the virtual scene, where it felt as though they were there and they could see and visualise exactly what happened. At the end of the session they had to look at all the facts and research and come to a conclusion. Thank you to Alison from Forensic Fun who facilitated a thoroughly enjoyable workshop for the students. Thanks to Alex, TY student for the report.


Junk Kouture 1 - Anna Morris, TY student, modelling a Junk Kouture entry.

Junk Kouture 2 - Ella Mackay, TY student, modelling a Junk Kouture entry.

Talent Show Winners - Ellisha Taylor and Hannah McConnell winners of CCA Showstoppers.

Sports Day - Alison O'Toole, 3rd year student taking part in Junior Sports Day

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