27th March 2015

5th YEAR URBAN GEOGRAPHY TRIP

Our 5th year geography classes enjoyed a fascinating and educational trip to Dublin recently as part of their exploration and analysis of urban issues in geography.  They followed a route on foot from Grand Canal Dock, past the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin Port, the Convention Centre and the Samuel Beckett Bridge.  They passed the Famine Memorial, the IFSC, Busaras and Connolly stations and continued on past the GPO and Moore St to the southside of the city where they visited Temple Bar, College Green and Trinity College.  Issues they looked at included urban renewal and redevelopment, land use in urban centres, forms of transport, different functions of space such as recreation, residential, commercial etc, social stratification and the issues of ghost developments and protected or listed buildings.  Many thanks to the Geography department for organising this trip.

 

RIO HOPEFUL FOR 2016

Congratulations to Oscar Hancock, who won a silver medal representing Ireland in the world power lifting championships in Dubai.  Oscar will now use these points towards qualification for the Paralympics in Rio 2016.

 

STUDENT PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our 6th year Leaving Certificate Applied class have just completed a six week personal development course with Karen Carter of Arklow Springboard.  The students really enjoyed the course, and the opportunity to explore issues of personal development.

 
2nd YEAR TRIP TO PARIS

Second year students had a really enjoyable three days in Paris on the annual school trip, which took place from Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th March.  Students visited a host of famous Paris sights including the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysée, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre museum.  One of the highlights of the trip was a tour of the Stade de France and, of course, a day at Disneyland Paris!  Many thanks to Mr Halpin for organising this year’s trip and Mr Evoy as Year Head who with his tutors accompanied the students on the trip.

 
STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS ARE WINNERS

Congratulations to Rachel Kennedy and Eimear Jordan from mini company Exerdice who won the Wicklow Student Enterprise Awards 2014/2015. They beat stiff competition from 34 different mini companies who made the county final representing 18 different schools in Co. Wicklow. The girls were selected as the best Transition Year mini company in Co. Wicklow and will go on to represent the county at the National Enterprise Final in Croke Park on April 22nd. The girls received a large glass trophy and a prize fund of €500 to invest in their business.

 
LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR CCA PLAYERS DRAMA EVENINGS
The Coláiste Chraobh Abhann Players are presenting the play Shadow of a Gunman by Seán O'Casey in the Newcastle Inn Theatre on 28th, 29th and 30th April 2015.  The play is under the direction of English teachers Seán Ó Súilleabháin and Sharon Hennessy and the cast are drama students from both junior and senior classes of Coláiste Chraobh Abhann. The show promises to be a great success, with previous productions including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Burke and Hare. Tickets cost €5 and are available from Coláiste Chraobh Abhann reception on (01) 2870198 or by emailing seanosuilleabhain@wicklowvec.ie


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