Kennedy Col­lege opens doors to pri­mary pupils

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

THE doors of Kennedy Col­lege in New Ross were opened to the pub­lic last week when it held its an­nual open day.

Fifth and sixth class pupils from lo­cal pri­mary schools along with their par­ents and guardians gath­ered in large num­bers at the school to view its fa­cil­i­ties.

Af­ter be­ing wel­comed to the event by prin­ci­pal Denise Len­non-Hen­nessy the par­ents and prospec­tive stu­dents were given the op­por­tu­nity to take a tour of the fa­cil­ity and view its wide range of cur­ric­u­lar and ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ini­tia­tives.

Kennedy Col­lege is well known for the qual­ity of its teach­ing in re­la­tion to the aca­demic sub­jects cov­ered but it also has a very strong tra­di­tion of ex­cel­lence in ac­tiv­i­ties out­side of the class­room en­vi­ron­ment - es­pe­cially on the sports field.

The school has many re­gional ti­tles un­der its belt in var­i­ous sport­ing dis­ci­plines and with pupils from Co Wex­ford and Co Kilkenny among its ranks suc­cess on the hurl­ing field is never too far away.

Some of the cur­rent stu­dents were on hand to give demon­stra­tions to the vis­i­tors and teach­ers were also avail­able to an­swer ques­tions from the in­quis­i­tive pri­mary school pupils.

The sci­ence lab and the prac­ti­cal sub­ject rooms like the met­al­work and wood­work rooms proved par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar and the same was true of the home eco­nom­ics room.

In the sci­ence room the vis­i­tors got to have a close-up look at some bi­ol­ogy dis­sec­tions and that also proved to be a great at­trac­tion.

The open night was a great suc­cess with many of the vis­i­tors ex­press­ing a def­i­nite de­sire to at­tend the school in Septem­ber, 2019.

Louise McMa­hon, Olivia Smith, Jodie Richard­son and Katie Nolan in the home eco­nom­ics room.

Leon, Conor and Cil­lian Cooney with Vikki Gard­ner.

Dar­ren O’Leary and Ryan Mur­phy.

John Shee­han, Sharon O’Leary, Eoin Len­non and teacher PJ Whe­lan.

Adam Walsh, Jake Kelly and Paddy Som­mers.

John Walsh and Eoin Mur­phy and Jake Can­ning.

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