Friday 30 September 2016

Arklow Community College

Published 21/11/2012 | 16:49

SCIENCE WEEK - Science Week, Ireland took place from the 11th to the 18th of November and a significant number of events took place throughout Ireland.

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As always the Science Department at Arklow CC organised an array of events to celebrate Science week and promote science in the school. Each morning there was a 60 second podcast over the intercom of interesting scientific facts. Over 100 Junior Cert students participated in a quiz and the winning third year classes won the much sought after prize ' A Morning at the Movies in ACC'. The Senior students also participated in beat the clock science quiz and challenges. All in all it was a week of fun and learning. A special thanks to Ms. Corbett who coordinates all the events.


The Leinster Table Tennis league got off to a flying start in Arklow Community College on Tuesday the 13th of September. The u18 team won all of their games and the U15 team won four out of six of their games . This certainly was a fantastic start to the league and both teams are looking forward to the next round of games which will take place in the coming weeks. Well done also to their coach Mr. Sean Murphy.


The launch of Drug Awareness week took place on Monday the 14th of November in Arús Lorcáin. Second year students from Arklow CC were invited to attended a number of workshops including HIp Hop, Utimate Fresbie, Decision Making and Alcohol Awareness and these all took place in Arklow Leisure Centre. Students from other years also participated in a number of events which aim to create an awareness of the dangers of drug abuse.


A number of first years participated in an All-Arklow Boys Gaelic football blitz on the 15th of November in Pearse Park. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the blitz and displayed great footwork and skills on the day. The first year girls Gaelic team traveled to Greystones on Monday the 12th of November to play against five other schools in the county. The girls had a great day and showed great potential to be a super competitive team. Well done to all involved.


On Thursday the 15th of November Ms. Elsie Ryan a representative from MS, Ireland visited the school and spoke to the first and second students. She spoke to the students about MS, its impact on peoples' lives and how the society helps people with MS. She also expressed her gratitude to all the students who will participate in this year MS Readathon as it is a very valuable fundraiser for the society. It proved to be a very interesting and informative talk.


The North Wexford SPCA paid a visit to Arklow Community College recently. They gave a presentation to students on animal welfare and highlighted the need to stop animal cruelty. A number of sixth year students organised a campaign to raise awareness of animal welfare and they also organised a collection of blankets and food which passed on to the local animal shelter. It certainly was a worthwhile campaign.

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