New Classrooms: We are absolutely delighted to announce that the school have been given a grant to build two new rooms. This is a great reflection of the great work that goes on in the school and the ever growing population of the school. This is wonderful for our school community. Although many of the details are still in the dark, we do know that much has yet to be decided and building looks set to begin around Christmas time.
O’Byrne Cup final: The school senior football team came up against a strong Ballymahon VEC team in Newtowncashel but edged their opponents out in extra time to allow team captain Diarmuid Murtagh to lift the cup for the first time since 2003. The supporters were overjoyed as the final whistle blew and they flooded the pitch to congratulate the team. Well done to the panel and special thanks to Mr. Devane and Joe for their efforts.
Student Council Elections: The first year elections will take place this week. The two winners will be responsible for raising school issues and being the voice of their year. Good luck to the candidates involved!
Comhairle na nóg: Fifth year student, Gwen Curley and ten other members of Longford Comhairle na Nog attended the Comhairle na Nog Showcase in Croke Park. Here Gwen, alongside other Comhairle members, accepted a plaque from Ruth Scott for their project on healthy eating. There was also a speech from Francis Fitzgerald, the Minister for Children and Youth affairs. Our taoiseach Enda Kenny even made an appearance at the event. The day highlighted the different projects done by Comhairle na Nog and was followed by a variety of workshops. This gave Gwen the chance to bring back her ideas on many different issues that affect young people.
Breakfast Morning: Last Monday, our Fourth year L.C.V.P class took part in raising money for Childline by holding a breakfast morning. Students from the class and members of staff contributed to raise money for this wonderful cause. We would like to thank everyone who helped out and the local businesses who sponsored the fund raising. Also we would also like to thank Mrs Sheehan and Mrs Dalton for their help in organising the morning.
Trip to Macbeth: Last Thursday, our Leaving Cert students attended a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in The Helix, DCU, Dublin. Watching this performance gave the students a greater understanding of the play and really made it come alive. To raise money for the trip, the school held a non-uniform day. A great day was had by everyone and it was a trip well deserved. Thanks to Miss Lardener who also attended the play with the students.
Discover Science: Last Friday, we were visited by our local Primary Schools for a fun day of science. Our fourth year students helped out performing different experiments to the primary school students. This turned out to be a huge success and everyone who took part had a great day. A big thank you to Mr Lyons and Mrs O’Brien for their efforts in organising the day.