Ark­low Com­mu­nity Col­lege

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Con­grat­u­la­tions to past pupil Ea­monn O’Neill who this year grad­u­ated from the Royal Academy of Art in Lon­don with a Masters De­gree in An­i­ma­tion. Ea­monn has also been nom­i­nated for a BAFTA award for his short an­i­ma­tion film “I'm Fine”. This is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and we wish Ea­monn con­tin­ued success in his ca­reer. YOUNG SCI­EN­TIST EX­HI­BI­TION

Ark­low Com­mu­nity Col­lege has a long his­tory of suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pa­tion in the BT Young Sci­en­tist and Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion and this year the school was rep­re­sented by two stu­dents – Reece Young and Matthew O’Gor­man with a project ti­tled “The Olympic Ef­fect and Sports Par­tic­i­pa­tion in County Wicklow”.

Matthew and Reece thor­oughly en­joyed their ex­pe­ri­ence and their hard work paid off. They were thrilled to win an award for their mag­nif­i­cent project dis­play. A group of Sec­ond Year stu­dents vis­ited the ex­hi­bi­tion on Fri­day the 11th Jan­uary, ac­com­pa­nied by teach­ers, Ms. Lewis, Ms. Dono­her and Mr. McKen­zie. They also en­joyed their trip. A very spe­cial word of thanks to Ms. Cor­bett who men­tored Reece and Matthew through­out the project. BÓ CRÁCÁILTE

Con­grat­u­la­tions to fifth year stu­dents Chloe Reilly, Ni­amh Clo­ran Doyle, Jade Hack­ett, Shane Cullen, Eimear Leonard and Jo­lene Leonard whose project en­try, ti­tled “Bó Crácáilte” has now reached the last 100 out of 1500 en­tries in the Na­tional “Milk It” awards. Good luck girls in the next stage of the com­pe­ti­tion. CAO IN­FOR­MA­TION EVENING

A very suc­cess­ful in­for­ma­tion evening on CAO Ap­pli­ca­tions pre­sented by Ca­reers Teacher, Mr. Healy was held on Thurs­day last 10th Jan­uary. Very use­ful in­for­ma­tion about col­lege cour­ses, fill­ing out CAO Ap­pli­ca­tion form and submission in ad­vance of the clos­ing date -1st Fe­bru­ary 2013 was pre­sented at this meet­ing. THE IM­POS­SI­BLE

The Leav­ing Cert 5D and 6D stu­dents en­joyed a great morn­ing at Bridge­wa­ter cin­ema on Thurs­day the 17th of Jan­uary. The stu­dents as part of their Com­mu­ni­ca­tions mod­ule must study a con­tem­po­rary film. The stu­dents saw the film 'The Im­pos­si­ble' which is based on a true story of a Span­ish fam­ily's ex­pe­ri­ence of the 2004 tsunami. The stu­dents ac­com­pa­nied by their teacher Ms. Bren­nan and Ms. O'Reilly found it to be an emo­tional watch but cer­tainly well worth view­ing. LEAV­ING CER­TIFI­CATE VOCATIONAL

The Fifth Year Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate Vocational Pro­gramme stu­dents took part in a C.V. prepa­ra­tion work­shop which was de­liv­ered by Maria Car­roll from Elavon. Maria is a very ex­pe­ri­enced Hu­man Re­source Man­ager and the stu­dents found her ad­vice in­valu­able. This will be fol­lowed up by an in­ter­view work­shop later on this month and by mock in­ter­views in early Fe­bru­ary. MACBETH

The fifth and sixth year stu­dents en­joyed a won­der­ful trip to UCD on Mon­day the 13th of Jan­uary to see a pro­duc­tion of MacBeth which the stu­dents are study­ing for their Leav­ing Cert. The pro­duc­tion was put on by UCD's Dram­soc and was a very mod­ern pro­duc­tion which really ap­pealed to the stu­dents. Af­ter­wards the stu­dents had the chance to take a tour the col­lege cam­pus. MOCK TIME OF YEAR

The Leav­ing Cert and Ju­nior Cert stu­dents are pre­par­ing for their up­com­ing mock ex­ams. The Leav­ing Cert Mock ex­ams com­mence on Fe­bru­ary the 4th of Fe­bru­ary and the Ju­nior Cert Mock ex­ams will com­mence on the 29th of Fe­bru­ary.

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