Tuesday 25 July 2017

Sligo Grammar School

The first year Mercy College basketball team who are through to the County Sligo schools' final.
The first year Mercy College basketball team who are through to the County Sligo schools' final.

EQUESTRIAN EVENT: A LARGE group of TY students volunteered to help at a recent Special Olympics equestrian event.

They spent the whole day helping out with several tasks and felt that it was a very worthwhile experience. We had a flying visit from the Minister of Education, Ruairì Quinn, Junior Minister John Perry, Tony Mcloughlin TD and Senator Susan O'keefe. They met with the headmaster, vice-principal, and head boy and head girl.


TY STUDENTS attended a subject choice night organised by Ms. Mcguiness, Careers Guidance teacher. The students and parents were given a chance to go to different teachers and ask questions relating to their subjects in order to make an informed decision on choices for Leaving Cert.


THREE REPRESENTATIVES from the council attended an enjoyable workshop run by home school liaison officers in The Crib. They, along with other local schools student council representatives, learned about dealing with new school policies, committees within the council and setting up a constitution.


A SPOKESPERSON from the small charity INET ireland (Irish Nepalese Education Trust) came to the school to give students a short talk. The purpose of this was to raise awareness of the charity and to encourage students to organise a fundraiser. After the talk, it was decided that since climbing Mt. Everest in Nepal might be a bit too adventurous, 49 T.Y students would take part in a sponsored walk on April 23rd up Benbulben!


STUDENTS FROM Fourth and Fifth Year have worked hard organising the recent and very successful 'Seachtain na Gaeilge' within the school. It included events such as a Poster Competition, Bingo, a Table Quiz and even our very own version of the game show 'Blind Date', all run through Irish.


TY STUDENTS were delighted to take part in a relaxing session of yoga, taught by a professional yoga instructor. All students felt completely relaxed and ready to take on the next round of events including work experience.


ON MARCH 14th, the entire school went to Galway to support the Junior and Senior Rugby teams in their respective matches against Rice College, Westport and Marist College, Athlone. Despite a good effort, the Senior team lost to Marist 12-0. Congratulations to the Junior team who drew 10-10 with Rice and the playoff is on 27th March.

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