Easter Poetry Competition, T.Y.A. Songbooks, Trocaire Quiz
14th April 2014
Easter Poetry Competition
Our S.N.A. Mrs. Maria Curran organised a poetry competition with the theme of Easter. There was an excellent response from second and first year students with many colourful entries, many adding pictures to accompany the poem. The poems were judged by Mrs. Joan Clancy with the following results.
Poetry winner. First year student Aoife Loome with Mrs. M. Curran.
First Year. In first place was Aoife Loome from 1.2 . Second, Neveah Tutty 1.1 who added a beautiful drawing of a daffodil to her poem, Third place was chares by Tirna Connors and Crystal Power 1.1 who collaborated on their poem.
Second Years; First Prize Jenny Maye Twomey 2.3 Second prize went to Aoife Hallinan, Denise Murray, Bernice Bavnayab and Rosa Pabianiak 2.3 who worked together to produce their wonderful poem and poster. Third prize also went to a 2.3 student Courtney Healy.
Well done girls! It’s good to see that literary talent is alive and well in the Ard Scoil.
Second year poetry winner Jenny Maye-Twomey with Mrs. Curran.
As part of their English studies in T.Y, the girls are asked to create a “songbook”. This follows study of poetic images and the students choose a song and create images to accompany the lyrics. Once again superb books were created and it was a very difficult task for English teacher, Mrs. Power and Art teacher, Mrs. Foley to choose winners from the very individual projects. It was obvious that a lot of work, in their own time, had gone into these books.
TYA songbook winners with year head Mrs. Margaret Dennehy.
Prizes were awarded to Emma Fahey, Jamie Mulcahy, Maebh Power, Michelle Sheehan, Hannah Warren and the overall prize went to Grace Whelan.
Winners at Trócaire Quiz
On the 7th and 8th of April, some T.Y. students organised a table quiz for first, second and fifth year students to raise money for Trócaire. This was very successful and we raised €220. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Trócaire fund which ia helping people live better lives and not suffer from drought. After the Easter holidays a speaker from Trócaire will come to present a workshop on the topic of water in developing countries. The money raised will be presented to the speaker on that day.
This was a great way of fundraising as all participants thoroughly enjoyed the quiz. Thank you to all the T.Y. students who organised the quiz, the teachers who sup[revised it and a special thanks to Tamara Sheehan, Niamh Carltoin,and Michaela Moran who organised the quiz from start to finish.
Michaela Moran and Niamh Carlton