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Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí wins at Discover Cork Schools History Heritage Competition 2014

Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí are delighted to announce that Stefan Cooper, 3rd Year has won the “Heritage Through the Ages” Award in the Discover Cork Schools History Heritage’ Competition 2014. Stefan designed a model as well as an accompanying book on the Fastnet Lighthouse highlighting how life has changed in West Cork since it was built in the 1890s.  Stefan received his award in a ceremony on Tuesday 18th March in

Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí First Year Boys’ Basketball team qualify to take part in All-Ireland play-offs

FOLLOWING on from last year’s successes in Under 16 and Under 19 boys’ basketball, the Coáiste Pobail Bheanntraí First Year Boys’ basketball team took part in the 2014 All-Ireland play-offs held on Thursday 10th April, in Claregalway Community College. The team’s participation in the tournament was secured by winning the All-Ireland Schools’ South Division League. Qualification for the play-offs was a fantastic achievement by the players and a tremendous honour

Inclusive Dance West Cork programme

THE first of a series of outdoor dance performances took place recently in the Ballydehob Playground. It forms part of West Cork Inclusive Dance’s (WCID) programme of events coming to various locations all around West Cork this spring and summer.   WCID is a ground breaking new dance form where people with and without disabilities dance together in an enjoyable, playful and creative environment. Developed through the partnership of COPE

Seachtain na Gaeilge in MICC

Students and staff of Maria Immaculata Community College were busy recently with Seachtain na Gaeilge. Irish could be heard spoken around the school more than usual due to the extra effort made by many staff and students. Activities were organised for each year and included a very enjoyable Céilí for 5th Years, with some expert dancers within 5th and 6th Year giving a demonstration of a local set.

Funding granted to Summercove and Dararra national schools

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn has announced additional funding for two national schools in West Cork.   Summercove National School in Kinsale has been approved funding for additional accommodation, for two mainstream classrooms and three SET rooms; the school which was originally built to accommodate 43 students has an enrolment of more than 200 pupils today.

Extension to Clon Community College to start next year

THE Department of Education has confirmed that a design team has been appointed to progress the extension to Clonakilty Community College some 12 years after first being promised by then Minister Michael Woods TD in 2002. The School which was built in 1980 to cater for 400 students was included in the current five year building plan announced by Minister Ruairí Quinn in 2011.

Wendy Smith Poetry Awards

THE 2014 Wendy Smith Poetry Awards brought yet another successful Open Night to a conclusion at Schull Community College. It was a particularly special poetry awards ceremony this year as, after twenty one years, organiser Nuala Gallwey announced that it was to be the last. – #DontKidYourself – Caution Slow Down Video Launch 31st March 2014

Victor Barry mentors Lisa Buckley (Gurranabraher) and Emma Hanley (Castletownbere) in their national campaign to encourage students to drink responsibly. Lisa and Emma – Two students in the midst of their Masters in Marketing Practice in Cork Institute of Technology, evidently know the role social media plays in student life. The two girls endeavour to create awareness amongst the students of the dangers of drinking. Their idea appears to be

National award for MICC student

MICC student Mark White who recently received a national award for his outstanding results in last year’s Junior Cert woodwork examination. Pictured (l-r): Ciaran Cannon, Minister for Training & Skills; Denis O’Sullivan, Acting Principal MICC; Mark White and Pauric Crawley, from the Technical Teachers Association.