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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Arklow Community College

Published 23/01/2013 | 13:51

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Congratulations to past pupil Eamonn O'Neill who this year graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in London with a Masters Degree in Animation. Eamonn has also been nominated for a BAFTA award for his short animation film "I'm Fine". This is a fantastic achievement and we wish Eamonn continued success in his career. YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITION

Arklow Community College has a long history of successful participation in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition and this year the school was represented by two students – Reece Young and Matthew O'Gorman with a project titled "The Olympic Effect and Sports Participation in County Wicklow".

Matthew and Reece thoroughly enjoyed their experience and their hard work paid off. They were thrilled to win an award for their magnificent project display. A group of Second Year students visited the exhibition on Friday the 11th January, accompanied by teachers, Ms. Lewis, Ms. Donoher and Mr. McKenzie. They also enjoyed their trip. A very special word of thanks to Ms. Corbett who mentored Reece and Matthew throughout the project. BÓ CRÁCÁILTE

Congratulations to fifth year students Chloe Reilly, Niamh Cloran Doyle, Jade Hackett, Shane Cullen, Eimear Leonard and Jolene Leonard whose project entry, titled "Bó Crácáilte" has now reached the last 100 out of 1500 entries in the National "Milk It" awards. Good luck girls in the next stage of the competition. CAO INFORMATION EVENING

A very successful information evening on CAO Applications presented by Careers Teacher, Mr. Healy was held on Thursday last 10th January. Very useful information about college courses, filling out CAO Application form and submission in advance of the closing date -1st February 2013 was presented at this meeting. THE IMPOSSIBLE

The Leaving Cert 5D and 6D students enjoyed a great morning at Bridgewater cinema on Thursday the 17th of January. The students as part of their Communications module must study a contemporary film. The students saw the film 'The Impossible' which is based on a true story of a Spanish family's experience of the 2004 tsunami. The students accompanied by their teacher Ms. Brennan and Ms. O'Reilly found it to be an emotional watch but certainly well worth viewing. LEAVING CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL

The Fifth Year Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme students took part in a C.V. preparation workshop which was delivered by Maria Carroll from Elavon. Maria is a very experienced Human Resource Manager and the students found her advice invaluable. This will be followed up by an interview workshop later on this month and by mock interviews in early February. MACBETH

The fifth and sixth year students enjoyed a wonderful trip to UCD on Monday the 13th of January to see a production of MacBeth which the students are studying for their Leaving Cert. The production was put on by UCD's Dramsoc and was a very modern production which really appealed to the students. Afterwards the students had the chance to take a tour the college campus. MOCK TIME OF YEAR

The Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students are preparing for their upcoming mock exams. The Leaving Cert Mock exams commence on February the 4th of February and the Junior Cert Mock exams will commence on the 29th of February.

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