St. Mary's Col­lege

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AD­VER­TIS­ING COM­PE­TI­TION

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Alex Tracy, Shan­non Murphy and Joanne O’Lough­lin who have been short­listed for the Milk It awards ad­ver­tis­ing com­pe­ti­tion. The girls named their team ‘The Laugh­ing Cows’ and fought off tough com­pe­ti­tion to reach the last 100 teams out of 1500 teams through­out Ire­land.

The next stage of the com­pe­ti­tion in­volves the girls launch­ing an ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paign to raise aware­ness about the im­por­tance of dairy in the diet. Best of luck girls! FORM 5 ART TRIP

The Form 5 Art classes had a very in­ter­est­ing and en­joy­able day on Wed. Jan­uary 16th when they trav­elled to Dublin to visit the Ir­ish Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Royal Hiber­nian Academy on Ely Place.

The ex­hi­bi­tions of con­tem­po­rary Ir­ish Art were both ed­u­ca­tional and ‘thought pro­vok­ing’ and the girls would like to thank Ms Mur­ray and Mr Carter for or­gan­is­ing the day and ac­com­pa­ny­ing the stu­dents. TRAN­SI­TION YEAR NEWS

The TY classes had two Sig­nif­i­cant Learn­ing Days in Dublin this week where they vis­ited a num­ber of Places of In­ter­est in­clud­ing Croke Park, Glas­nevin Ceme­tery, the Crim­i­nal Courts of Jus­tice and ‘House No 29’-the Lit­tle Mu­seum of Dublin.

Af­ter ar­riv­ing in Croke Park the stu­dents watched a short film in the Con­fer­ence Room about what it’s like in the Sta­dium when the Stew­ards are pre­par­ing for The All Ire­land Foot­ball Fi­nals. Next they had a tour of the sta­dium which in­cluded see­ing the play­ers’ lounge and the of­fi­cial play­ers dress­ing rooms and prepa­ra­tion room. They en­tered the sta­dium via the Tun­nel and then vis­ited the VIP sec­tion of the stands and the re­served boxes fol­lowed by a tour of the Croke Park Mu­seum.

As part of the TY Law Mod­ule the stu­dents also vis­ited the Crim­i­nal Courts of Jus­tice. When they ar­rived they were taken to a court­room where they had a mock trial with help from a res­i­dent Bar­ris­ter. They also got a chance to sit in on an ac­tual trial and some stu­dents got the op­por­tu­nity to sit in on a mur­der trial while wit­nesses were giv­ing ev­i­dence. A very in­ter­est­ing learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence! (Liezel Raven­scroft)

On Wed­nes­day the girls en­joyed their visit to the his­tor­i­cal Glas­nevin Ceme­tery. The stu­dents saw the graves of some very fa­mous Ir­ish peo­ple in­clud­ing the late great Michael Collins, Ea­monn de Valera, Charles Ste­wart Par­nell and Daniel O’Con­nell and later vis­ited the Ceme­tery Mu­seum where they learnt a lot of in­ter­est­ing facts about the fa­mous peo­ple who are buried in Glas­nevin Ceme­tery. (Erin O’Connor)

As part of the TY trip to Dublin, the stu­dents had a guided tour of the Lit­tle Mu­seum of Dublin lo­cated on St. Stephen's Green. The mu­seum tells the story of Dublin City in the 20th cen­tury.It is set in a Ge­or­gian House and has two rooms where the walls dis­play the his­tory of Dublin.

The mu­seum dis­plays over 400 arte­facts do­nated by mem­bers of the pub­lic. The tour guide Ciaran be­gan by telling the girls about nor­mal life in 1900 in Dublin city. Pol­i­tics was a strong fea­ture of the tour. They saw the ac­tual lectern that JFK used to ad­dress the par­lia­ment in 1963. They also heard many fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries of Dublin city which made the visit very worth­while. (Anna Stokes)

The Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents would like to thank all the teach­ers and par­ents for ac­com­pa­ny­ing them on th­ese two ac­tion packed trips to Dublin which were both very ed­u­ca­tional and en­joy­able. TAL­ENT SHOW

St. Mary's Col­lege, Ark­low C.B.S and the Gael­coláiste are all tak­ing part in an In­ter Schools Tal­ent Search. Each school will se­lect three acts to go through to the fi­nal. The Fifth year stu­dents on the Stu­dent Coun­cil are or­ga­niz­ing it on St. Mary's be­half and are also the judges. Au­di­tions took place on Thurs. Jan 17th and we wish all of the stu­dents tak­ing part the best of luck. Good Luck in the fi­nal girls! (He­len Ryan)

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