Business Awards, Local Poet, Jr. Football, Save Your Back, Awards Night
20th October 2014
Junior Certificate Business Awards
Junior Certificate Business Studies Awards
On Tuesday 7th October the achievements of A grade Junior Certificate Business Studies students were celebrated in Waterford Institute of Technology. This prestigious ceremony was attended by a very large cohort of award winning students as well as their teachers, principals and parents. At the ceremony the students were presented with their certificates of achievement by the college president Ruaidhrí Neavyn. We at the Árd Scoil would like to congratulate our award winning students on their wonderful achievement.
Poet Marie Curran (on right) with Dorothy Hughes, Mary Ashe and Evelyn Simons
On Friday 10th October, Marie Curran a local poet who now lives in Galway came down to visit the TYB and 5th year English classes. She spoke to the girls about her life, what she studied in college, how she got into writing poetry and about her illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.). She read out poems from her new book ‘Observant Observing’. At the end of the talk the girls from the two classes presented Marie with a bouquet of flowers and thanked her for taking her time to come visit them.
Last Monday saw the Árd Scoil na nDéise Junior Football Team take on the Blackwater Junior Team. Both teams challenged each other and played well. The Árd Scoil girls went into the second half 2 points down but didn’t give up and fought back. They put pressure on Blackwater and scored some good goals. The girls played well and their efforts resulted in a draw. The final score was 5-4 to 1-16. Best of luck to the Junior Football Team in their upcoming matches.
Last Wednesday, Liam Moore, employee at European company Honeywell, came into the school to do a day of Manual Handling with Transition Year Students. This is very important and helpful for us as we aim to embark on our weeks of work experience in November. During the day we watched exciting real-life videos and even go a chance to use a fire-extinguisher. We learned important things about our back and that if you bend down in the incorrect way or the load is too heavy, the outcome is serious and sometimes life-threatening. At the end of the day, we completed a test. Overall the day was well organised and everyone learned the essential routine while having fun.
Every year Ard Scoil recognises outstanding students in academic and sports and other extra-curricular programmes.
Here are the 2014 Awards Night winners in Word Document form from the programme for the night.