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
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.