Tuesday 18 December 2018

St Colmcilles actors are well set for the big OsKars night

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St Colmcilles are organising the Cilles OsKaRs event for 16th March where they will re-create and film in the local area key movie pieces from great movies including, The Field, Fatal Attraction, Forrest Gump, The Snapper, A Few Good Women, Pulp Fiction and Bridget Jones.

This unique event will involve 45 members of the club who will each have a network of support from family, friends and will use local attractions where the movies will be located and filmed. The Cilles OsKaRs event in the CityNorth hotel will be the premier showing of all the movies where a cast of celebrity Judges will award the coveted OsKaR statue for that performance

Filming of the movies takes place over the next week and there is a super community vibe going on at the moment for the club as all the actors are running mini fundraisers. They've had table quizzes, afternoon tea, East Meath's fittest family, Meet Sam Maguire, Car washes, bake sales, dress sales, raffles, disco nights, wine tastings, craft beer tastings, science camps, art classes, and lots more events that have brought the whole community together.

Colaiste na hInse secure more silverware

Aoife Walker secured Coláiste na hInse's first piece of silverware this year when she retained the title of National Oratory Champion at the Matheson National Debating Championships.

The Matheson National Debating Championships in partnership with the Law Society took place in University College Dublin. Eighty 4th, 5th and 6th year students from all over Ireland took part in Ireland's largest senior Mace debating competition. Students took part in 3 debates over the course of the day. Following the Grand Final Ms Walker was announced as the National Oratory Champion having excelled in the skills of persuasion, charm and eloquence.

The achievements don't stop there with Junior students Mark Hanley, Peter Phelan, Aoife Forkin, Laragh Philips, Eahba Brereton-Hurley and Liam Walker representing the Colaiste at the Leinster Finals of the Matheson Junior Debating National Mace which will take place on the 10th March in Castleknock Community College.

Drogheda Independent