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Friday 25 April 2014

Borris Vocational School

TRIP TO IRISH PLAY

On Tuesday last, Leaving Cert Irish students travelled to the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny to see Fibin's production of 'An Triail' by Mairéad Ní Ghráda.

This play is on the Leaving Cert Higher level Syllabus and Fibin's production was excellent. The popular puppeteers are back with their nationwide tour for schools, particularly for Leaving Certificate Curriculum.

Fibín used puppets, masks, high entertainment and engaging visuals to bring a seemingly outdated plot into the context of our modern society, Fíbín seek to address issues highlighted by both teachers and students alike. Any difficulties in relating to the characters as the drama unfolded were banished, through the use of multi-media techniques.

This was a classic, snappy, and at times hilarious, Fibín production. The feedback from the students was extremely positive and they clearly enjoyed this performance.

STUDENT COUNCIL

The Student Rep.Council for 2012/ 2013 is now up and running. The following students were elected, Katie O' Byrne ( Chairperson), MJ Doran ( Deputy Chairperson), Emma Kelly, James Barcoe, Elizabeth Travers, David Tracey, Rachel Lawless, Luke Roche, Leon Gordon, Kevin Hosey, Ruth Foley, John Sweeney (PRO), John Burke, Aoife Drennan( Secretary ), Jessica McLoughlin, Jack Mahon, Darragh Simpson, Tadhg O'Neill, Kevin Quinlan, Padhraic Coady, Emily Curran and Katie Heffernan.

The Student Council is an integral part of school life at B.V.S and gives the students a voice to express their ideas and concerns . They run many campaigns throughout the school year such as anti- bullying campaigns as well as their regular meetings . Thanks to Ms. Hogan for her work with the Student Council.

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