A group of our First Year students attended the Education Centre in Dublin Zoo on Friday March 11.
Students undertook a practical habitat study which is part of their Junior Certificate Science course. The trip proved educational and enjoyable.
PUBLIC SPEAKING PROJECT
Well done to our public speaking team for reaching the semi finals of the 30th Annual Mental Health Public Speaking Project on Tuesday March 8. The team consisted of Frances Early, Sarah Byrne, Jennifer O’Neill and Marta Pisarska. Out of the one hundred and seventy schools in the country who participated in this competition, Abbey CC were in the last nine schools to reach the semi final. Unfortunately on the day Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown proved worthy opponents and they now go forward to the final.
On Wednesday last our Transition Year students organised a pancake party in aid of the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght. A great morning was had by all and a substantial sum of money was raised for this worthy cause.
GIRLS SENIOR GAELIC
Our Senior Girls Gaelic team travelled to Arklow’s Pierce Park for the County Senior B Football Blitz on Wednesday March 8, where they faced Loreto Bray, Coláiste Bhríde, Arklow CC and East Glendalough School (EGS). Abbey CC performed very well in all four games winning against Arklow CC and losing narrowly to EGS, Loreto College and Coláiste Bhríde in what proved to be very competitive games. Louise Dickenson, Chelsee Snell, Niamh O’Brien and Charmaine Higgins were the best performers on the day.
On Wednesday March 8, Abbey CC and De La Salle, Wicklow combined to represent Coláiste Chill Mhantáin in the County Senior Rugby League. The opposition for this highly competitive opening game at Ashtown Lane were East Glendalough School. The final score was 31 – 25 to Coláiste Chill Mhantáin. Wednesday, March 15 sees the team out again when they travel to Gorey to play Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew in round two of the league fixtures.
Handball has continued to thrive in Abbey CC this year. On Thursday, March 10 ten of our First Year students received lessons from handball experts Mr. Richard Willoughby and Mr. Jerome Willoughby. Richard commented on the significant improvement made by a number of students since last year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Richard and Jerome for sharing their expertise and enthusiasm for the sport.