BLESS­ING­TON C.C.

Bray People - - SCHOOLS REPORT -

ENGLISH WORK­SHOPS

5th, 6th and 3rd year stu­dents at­tended Guna Nua’s Shake­speare in Re­hearsal work­shops at the Civic Theatre in Tal­laght on Wed 9 and Thurs March 10. Ham­let and Romeo & Juliet were un­der the mi­cro­scope as the ac­tors fo­cused on as­pects of stage­craft. Our stu­dents en­tered the role of di­rec­tor with en­thu­si­asm, bring­ing in­ter­est­ing di­men­sions to the per­for­mances of the key scenes.

PAR­ENTS COUN­CIL GOLF CLAS­SIC

The Par­ents Coun­cil are run­ning a Golf Clas­sic on Satur­day April 9th 2011 in Tul­faris Golf Club. Tul­far­ris Ho­tel faces onto the Bless­ing­ton Lakes and pro­vides a beau­ti­ful set­ting for this event. Tee times will start from 11.30am and if you would like to take part, you can do so in the fol­low­ing ways; (1) Spon­sor a tee box for €50.00 (2) Spon­sor a green for €50.00 (3) To en­ter a team of four is €200 (this will in­clude a steak din­ner) (4) there will also be a draw on the day with great prizes. For all de­tails please con­tact David Reid on 086-2500772

COM­MU­NITY CARE

The TY Com­mu­nity Care group con­tinue to visit the Day Care Cen­tre ev­ery Thurs­day. They were heart­ened by the pos­i­tive re­sponses from lo­cal and na­tional politi­cians to their letter high­light­ing the in­ad­e­qua­cies of the fa­cil­i­ties for the el­derly com­mu­nity in Bless­ing­ton and the sur­round­ing ar­eas. They now hope to visit a fa­cil­ity else­where in the county to which they have been in­vited by Coun­cil­lor Ruttle, in or­der to de­velop their aware­ness of the com­plex­ity of

care of the el­derly.

FOR­MULA ONE CHAL­LENGE

The science and en­gi­neer­ing depart­ment in Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege would like to ex­tend their congratulations to the tran­si­tion year stu­dents for qual­i­fy­ing for the re­gional fi­nals in the F1 competition 2011. Un­for­tu­nately dif­fi­cul­ties en­coun­tered with spon­sor­ship and car de­sign ham­pered the stu­dents’ progress. Judges at the event com­mended the team for what they did achieve on their lim­ited bud­get. The team would also like to ex­tend their thanks to Dunnes stores for the sup­port they of­fered.

SCIENCE CREST AWARDS

A group of en­thu­si­as­tic tran­si­tion years from Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege were re­warded for their hard work in science this year when they re­ceived a bronze crest award from the Bri­tish Science As­so­ci­a­tion. The pro­ject was com­pleted as part of their work for the Lego Leagues competition. Their win­ning pro­ject in­volved re­search into the phe­nom­e­non of snor­ing and sleep ap­nea. The stu­dents en­joyed at­tend­ing the awards cer­e­mony dur­ing their midterm break. The science depart­ment and school man­age­ment would like to con­grat­u­late all stu­dents in­volved, and com­mend them for their hard work and suc­cess.

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