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Flying start to 2013 for Mcegan College pupils

NUMBER OF EVENTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR SVP

Published 17/01/2013 | 08:56

Students Aoife O'Driscoll, Josh Mullen, Sarah Deed & Muireann Lynch with teacher, Carol Warren in Bishop McEgan College, Macroom, have been actively engaging with the 'SafeBook' campaign which was recently launched by Cork company 'Fuzion PR'. This... Credit: Photo by John Delea

SOME of the 2A2 religion class at Bishop McEgan College recently held a number of events to raise much needed funds for the SVP conference in Macroom.

A 'Jeans and Shoes Day' was held in the school & every student was asked to donate €1 for the event.

During the month of December, the second year and LCA students launched the school's annual Christmas Food Appeal. Students and staff alike brought in non-perishable food items in the run up to the Christmas holidays. This food was donated to the SVP in Macroom, who in turn distributed it to needy families in the local area.

The group plan to hold a raffle at Easter time in order to raise another €100 for the Macroom Conference. Phil Barry, Macroom SVP, was delighted to receive the cheque and food hampers from the school and thanked all the students involved for their hard work, dedication and support.

HOLY ORDERS

5th Year students from McEgan College are ready to start the New Year! The religion notice board for the month of January was specially designed by the students for the beginning of 2013. Along with their teacher, Carol Warren (Teacher of Religious Education) they designed the format for this month's board.

Every student in the school designed a unique star of their own, which when put together, all formed one giant star - uniting all the students in our school for the year to come. They also selected four special 'New Year' prayers to be included on the notice board.

NO BALL HOPPING HERE!

Congratulations to the Senior Girls, U-16 Girls and U-16 Boys basketball teams who have all qualified for the County Cork VEC A and B finals.

So far, all our teams have got out their groups and qualified for the county final stages. The Senior Boys team will have their qualifying blitz next Friday, January 18, and have an excellent chance of qualifying also. Our U14 girls and U-14 boys' teams will have their qualifying blitzes in the coming months.

All teams are training hard and looking forward to their upcoming games. Well done to all involved!

SINGING HER WAY TO THE TOP

Denisa Kearney has achieved huge heights in singing this year. Denisa is the only singer from Cork city and county who got straight through to the Muster finals of the All-Ireland Schools Talent Search. A huge achievement for this second year student in McEgan College! The Munster final is on in Limerick on January 26.

On behalf of the music teacher, Joanne O Regan, staff and students in Mc Egan College we wish Denisa the very best of luck. We are all so proud of her achievement this far and the whole school is behind her in this competition! Denisa uses her lunch times each day in school to work on music, both playing and singing.

Well done also to Gary O'Sullivan, a third year student, who made it through all the heats to the Cork finals but as places were very limited Gary unfortunately lost out this year. All funds raised through the Talent Search goes to the ISPCC.

SAFEBOOK CAMPAIGN

Students in McEgan College have been actively engaging with the 'SafeBook' campaign which has been recently launched by the reknowned Cork public relations company 'Fuzion PR'.

This company has been generating an info graphics poster to schools to highlight both the dangers of Cyber Bullying and also the various steps which can be taken to combat this growing trend.

First and 2nd year SPHE students in the school have studied the poster carefully and come up with their own wonderful slogans in response to it.

Well done to all the students involved.

They are hoping that their slogans will make a difference to young people who use social networking sites.

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