Some 2nd Year students who recently enjoyed a great day orienteering at Birr Outdoor Education Centre. It was a great day for the students who learned the key skills in orienteering along with listening and communication skills
Some of the many students and staff who took part in the recent Darkness Into Light event at Athlone IT. Well done to all the boys and the staff who got up in the early hours to complete the walk for a very worthy cause. Especially to the boys who came into school the next day at 9 o'clock to study.
Well done to a group of our hardworking LCVP students who last week made a presentation to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Along with their teacher Ms Coffey, the group organised multiple fundraisers throughout the year, including fancy-dress and cake sales.
Transition Year Students took part in the European Studies Class with their teacher Ms Nolan. They received their European Parliament Ambassador School Award from MEPs Mairead McGuinness and Marian Harkin at a reception in Eu ropean House Dublin, last week. Transition Year student Edward Clarke addressed the audience at the European Parliament Ambassador School’s Ceremony.
The annual Marist Talent show or The M Factor as we like to call it, provided much entertainment and laughs for the school community on Friday last. Each year the standard of entry continues to rise, and we are fortunate to have such talented students in our midst. David Morris returned as Elvis and he had the hall rocking with his thrusts and movement. 6th Year Student Bilal Ahmad received a standing ovation for his haunting version of the Irish Famine song ‘Isle of Hope, Is
Our TY students this week took part in a CPR initiative along Our Lady’s Bower and Colaiste Chiarain. The 3 schools had students performing CPR in relay teams for the duration of the school day. This was facilitated by Irish Community Rapid Response and local charity ‘Keep It Beating’. This is part of the campaign to raise awareness of the ‘24hrsCPRrelay’ which is being organised by the ‘Keep It Beating’ charity. The experience gained by the students this week will help them
A number of TY students completed an important part of their Gaisce Bronze Medal programme when they underwent an extensive 2 day mountain walk across the Slieve Bloom mountains. This element of the programme is known as ‘the adventure journey’ and was facilitated by Birr Outdoor Education Centre.