The leaving Certificate mass took place on Thursday evening last. It was a very nice ceremony. The class, their parents, their friends and school staff then enjoyed a few photographic memories of the class of 2010 in the school. This was followed by some refreshments in the Domestic Science room. Thanks to Ms. O’ Sullivan for organising the mass.
Elphin Community College Lip Dub
Transition year students of Elphin Community College came up with the creative idea to create a Lip Dub. A Lip Dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. To our knowledge, we are the first school in Ireland to do this type of video. It was filmed on Friday 14th of May and was a great success. This video clip is also available to watch on youtube and vimeo . Just search “Elphin Community College Lip Dub”, and you’re a click away from witnessing this fantastic music video. Feel free to give it thumbs up! We would like to thank students, teachers and staff to who were involved in this production.
On the 12th of May the transition year students went up to Bunnegeddy horse riding school for one of our school trips. When we got there we were told to get over wellies / horse riding boots on. The two women which were Bride and Maggie took us to the hat room to get hats to fit us. When we were tacked up we went and waited in the arena for the women to bring in the horses. When the horses were all in we were each given a horse. We started walking first of all because some of us were beginners. By the end we were all able to trot on our own. It was a brilliant day out and all of us would love to go again.
ELPHIN REACH CONNACHT SEMI FINALS
Elphin advanced to the semi-final of this years Connacht Vocational Schools under 16 Competition with an impressive victory over Rossport Vocational School from County Mayo.
Elphin got off to the perfect start with an early goal from Daniel Marron. While Rossport had some quite talented players particularily, their midfield pairing, they had no answer for the Elphin outfit.
Elphin played some great football at times with players such as Ryan Larkin, Darren Lee, Jack O’Donnell and John Sweeney showing prominently. This combined with exceptional performances from Cathal Brady and Shane Killoran the team captain ensured a semi-final berth for the Roscommon side. They will play Drumkeerin in that decider. Thank you to Gerry Cregg and Ms. O’Sullivan, for their help in reaching this stage of the competition.
Not satisfied with just having their feet firmly planted on the ground, the transition year students of Elphin traveled to the gymnastics centre in Carrick on Shannon for a day of stretching, bouncing, rolling and falling!
Learning that one of their teachers is a gymnastics coach, the students decided to try out something completely different, and boy was it different. They started with a 30 minute warm-up: running, jumping, stretching and groaning as they tried and tested unused muscles. This was then followed by working on the air-track. The air-track is a 20metre long bouncy castle, and students started working on their somersaults! The morning session wound up with learning to walk on a 12cm wide beam, a metre off the ground.
After lunch, students did another warm-up and then took to the mini-trampolines, learning to jump and twist in synchronized groups. The day finished off with work on the large trampoline, where students really had to work on their balance and core-stability. They all visited the shop on the way home to buy an ice-cream: sure God love them, they’d worked so hard! Needless to say, most of them were unable to move the day after; proving that it was definitely worthwhile. The group will be doing gymnastics again in May and look forward to fun, excitement and the inevitable aches and pains the day after.
IRISH & FRENCH SCHOLARSHIPS
We wish to congratulate the students who were the lucky recipients of the V.E.C. Scholarships this year.
Congratulations to Emma Ryan and Muireann Hennessy. They will attend Colaiste Chiarain in July and August for three weeks.
Congratulations to Emma Ryan who will attend Villiers School, Limerick for three weeks in July.
Transition Year First Aid Course
On Monday morning all of the transition year students participated in a First Aid course which was voluntarily conducted by the Order of Malta. The students practiced skills such as dealing with blood injuries and C.P.R. Our thanks to Kevin & Eileen for a very enjoyable & worthwhile experience.