The Arklow CC Drama group have been celebrating after their recent success in the Arklow Music Festival. Joe Ledwich won Best actor in the Junior Section and Rebecca Larkin won Best Actress in the Senior Section of the Competition. ACC were Runners Up in the Junior Section with ‘The Dog Sitters’ and also in the Senior Section with their play: ‘After School Special’. Congratulations to all who were involved for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. The Drama Department also have their Awards giving this Wednesday at the school where we are honoured to have Maclean Burke (Damien from Fair City) coming in to present Certificates and Plaques. Well done to all involved.
POLISH FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE TLUSTY CZWARTEK
On Friday, March 9, ACC in conjunction with its Polish parents celebrated the annual festival of Tlusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday). It was a chance for our Polish students and their parents to share details of their culture and homeland with Irish friends. Food and music was provided by our Polish parents and Polish students gave PowerPoint and 2D representations of their home towns. Representatives from Arklow Intercultural network (AIN) Arklow Social Inclusion Network and Co. Wicklow Partnership were also in attendance. The venture was funded by ARDS (Wicklow County Council’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Strategy) through County Wicklow partnership and the feedback from those who attended was very positive.
COME ON IRELAND!
Well done to the Irish Team! Congratulations to the Irish Paraolympic soccer team especially past pupil Darragh Snell on their successful participation in their tournament last week. The matches took place in Peamount stadium and a number of 5th and 6th year students attended the match against Holland last Wednesday to offer their support. Darragh played extremely well and it was a great thrill to see him play in the Irish jersey.
The 5th and 6th year Leaving Cert. Applied Horticulture and Agricultural students had a fantastic trip to the most wonderful Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin last week. The students were fascinated by the many exotic plants and the history of the gardens. It also provided the students some ideas on how they should be preparing their allotments in the school grounds over the coming weeks.
Well done to the girls Gaelic football team who participated at a blitz in Pearse Park last Thursday. They may not have won but they certainly enjoyed the day!
Congratulations to all the Polish students and their parents for a very successful Polish Celebration last Friday in the school. The students put a lot of time and effort into preparing for the day.There was wonderful aromas of Polish food, music and a powerpoint presentation by different students on their home towns in Poland. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their beautiful country and very informative for students not so familiar with Poland. Well done to all involved.
A reminder to parents and students that there is no school on March 17 but school will be open as usual for all students on Friday, March 18.