Lanesboro Community College notes

BT Young Scientist

BT Young Scientist

There has been inspiration and no small amount of perspiration in the run up to the deadline for application to the BT Young Scientist exhibition but, yet again, our students have done us proud. The following are their names and their projects: Oran Walton (first year) with his project “Beat the steps”; Brian Lyons (first year) with his project “Are computer games the way forward for teaching maths?”; Lorcan Donlon (first year) is highly commended for the work on his project “Think fast!”; Adam Farrell and Brion Kelly (second year) with their project “The danger of laser pointers”; Will Dennigan (second year) with his project “Can a computer take the guess work out of gambling?”; Mark Lyons (third year) with his project ”The way to the A-Will project maths improve junior certificate maths results?”; Daniel O Reilly (third year) with his project “The perception of iPads in Irish education”; Jeffrey Kok (third year) with his project ”Does texting influence literacy for 12-17 year old students?”; Kevin Sorohan (fourth year) with his project ”Is ‘Relative Age Effect’ a factor in success of Irish underage GAA and soccer players?”

Well done to you all and the best of luck with your applications.

Cake sale

A cake sale was organised by first years to raise further funds for kayaking. Thanks again to all who supported us and most especially the parents and cooks who provided the produce!

Breakfast morning

Good luck to the fourth year LCVP class with their upcoming “Cheerios Breakfast Morning”. They hope to raise funds for Childline. It’s a great cause and thanks also to Ms Sheehan and Ms Dalton, their teachers.

School tour

The deposits for the school tour to Amsterdam are flowing in and excitement is growing. Remember to have your money in on time to Ms Sheehan.

Student of the month

The students of the month in Art chosen by Ms Farrelly, were Sorcha Hanlon (second year) and Jack Casserly (fourth year). Well done to you both. Keep up the good work.


We extend a hearty Lanesboro Community College welcome to our new SNA, Carol Duffy. We hope you will be very happy with us.

Parents Association AGM

Many thanks to all those who attended the Parents Association AGM which took place on Monday last at 8pm. As you know, the student council meets regularly with the PA to work together. Last year saw some very successful collaborations which resulted in outdoor and indoor seating being purchased, and the refurbishment of the table tennis and pool tables.

Student council

A meeting of the student council will take place next week in order to select representatives for the Longford Comhairle na nÓg where they will discuss issues affecting young people in Longford.


A meeting for first year parents will take place on Monday, October 14 to give them a chance to talk to teachers about subject choices. The first year students have been told by Mr Flanagan, our principal, to start thinking about what subjects they will continue with after the ‘Taster’ programme. These are the subjects they will do for Junior Cert and they will affect the subject choices they can make for the Leaving Cert. It’s really important to talk to teachers and your parents about this and make the best choice for you.

Maths week

Maths week is coming up and our school has signed up to be part of the fun. Check us out on the Maths week website or just google Maths Week 2013!