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Monday 1 September 2014

Arklow Community College

Published 28/11/2012 | 08:50

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FIRST YEAR READING PROGRAMME

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Congratulations to students Serena O'Connell, Shannon Kavanagh and Rachel Redmond who were awarded Certificates for the title ' Reader of the Week' in recent weeks. First year students have exceeded the Two Millionwords milestone in the Accelerated Reader Programme and have read and passed tests on over 200 books altogether this term. As a result of this programme, many students now really enjoy reading for leisure and have also improved their literacy and comprehension dramatically.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATES

On Friday 7th November the environmental debating team took on Presentation College, Bray in the first round of this year's Co. Council Environmental debates. Apryl Byrne, Emer Leonard and Niamh Cloran Doyle opposed the motion "Teagasc GM Potato Trials are a Positive Move for Irish Agriculture". The girls put on a great performance however the adjudicators favoured the proposition on the day. Well done girls.

SKILLS AT WORK PROGRAMME

The fifth year LCVP students visited Elavon on Tuesday the 20th of November as part of The Skills at Work programme in conjunction with Business in the Community. They learned about what Evalon do and the various skills used by the staff in carrying out their jobs. The students were also given the opportunity to visit the many departments in Elavon including Customer Service, Fraud and Risk. The students were amazed at the incredible computer system also. Ms. Campbell and the fifth students wish to extend a huge thanks to all the staff at Elavon who were so welcoming.

TABLE TENNIS

The Table Tennis team took part in the second round of the league last week. The matches were held in Colaiste Eoin, Dublin and their was a great display of skills. Arklow CC's team again showed great talent and played hard but unfortunately they were narrowly beaten. Well done to Ryan Murray, Lee Kenny Colin Kennedy and Keith Byrne.

TRIP TO THE STARS

Over eighty students had the fantastic opportunity of visit a Mobile Planetarium in Arus Lorcain in Thursday 22nd November. The Skydome Planetarium afforded the students the chance to explore the planets and moons of the Solar System. The students also watched the moon, planets and stars transverse the sky and were taught how to locate stars in the night sky and much more.

The Skydome experience was very engaging and very educational and touched on many subject areas including history, geography science and maths. The students thought it was in a word "Awesome" All in all it was an Out of this World experience! Sent from my iPhone

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