World Wise Global Schools

On Thursday the 4th of April students from Elphin Community College Global Goals committee travelled to Croke Park to attend the World Wise Global Schools conference. Daniel Dwyer was chosen as one of three performers to address the audience. He delivered a speech on World Wise Global Schools and what it has meant to our school, he outlined the importance of leading and educating the students in a way that involves them. He spoke about the three goals we addressed this year Gender Equality, Life Below the Ocean and No Hunger.

The students involved in the World Wise Global Schools are the committee Aishling Gormley, Amina Traboue, Ella Mc Carthy and Daniel Dwyer.The  2nd years involved are Caoimhe Kennedy,Rebecca Cannell,Heidi Glas  and Sinead Mulvey. Alex Rossiter, Josh  Glas , Shauna Traynor and Lucy Fallon also attended and completed the workshops, which were very interesting. We would like to thank the students involved for their contribution and for ensuring our school succeeded in gaining our Global Schools Passport.

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Blood Brothers and Museum of Country Life Trip 

On the 27th of March the students from 1st and 2nd year in Elphin Community College travelled to Castlebar to see the musical Blood Brothers by Willy Russell.The legendary Blood Brothers tells the tale of twin brothers separated at birth.This production Bill Kenwrights ,surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End,one of only three musicals to do so.The students are studying the drama for their Junior Cycle English so they really enjoyed seeing the text brought to life on stage.It was an unforgettable and breathtaking production.

Students also visited the Museum of Country Life in Castlebar.There they got to experience first hand our heritage and traditional way of life.

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Junior Volleyball

Congrats to our Junior Girls Cup team who qualified for Round 3 last week in Loughrea, defeating teams from Drumshanbo VS and St. Brigid’s VS along the way.

The Junior Boys Cup team travelled to Loughrea on Friday last to take on St. Raphael’s Secondary School, Fethard Secondary School and Sutton Park Secondary School. Unfortunately despite the matches being a close contest the 2nd Year boys bowed out of this years competition.

1st Year teams travelled to Mountrath on Monday, for the next round of the Shield Competition. They took on Mounrath Community School and Dungarvan Secondary School. Again both teams were unsuccessful against bot teams that consisted solely of second years.

A total of 52 students from 1st & 2nd year out of 75 students will have competed in National Junior Competitions in the one week.

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