Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege

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BCC DE­BAT­ING

Last week a num­ber of stu­dents took part in the an­nual UCD Ju­nior Schools De­bat­ing Com­pe­ti­tion run by the UCD Lit­er­ary and His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and the UCD Law So­ci­ety.

Ju­nior Schools is a de­bat­ing com­pe­ti­tion for first to third year sec­ondary school stu­dents in Le­in­ster. Three teams from Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege took part in the com­pe­ti­tion. The com­peti­tors were Finn Far­rell and Jean-Luc Mor­ris, Sor­cha Nolan and Conor Cow­ley and Milena Mickute along with her team-mate, Lysa Ta­cadao.

All of our stu­dents per­formed ex­cel­lently on the night and kept their heads when un­der pres­sure from op­pos­ing teams. All three teams will con­tinue to the next round of the com­pe­ti­tion, which will take place, once again, in UCD Well done to all in­volved. HIKE FOR LIFE

On Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3, Bless­ing­ton CC was one of the 20 par­tic­i­pat­ing schools in this year’s Kil­dare Wick­low Ed­u­ca­tion Train­ing Board’s (KWETB) Hike for Life. This ini­tia­tive be­gan four years ago when the Kil­dare and Wick­low Vo­ca­tional and Ed­u­ca­tional Com­mit­tees (VECs) amal­ga­mated. The im­por­tance of pos­i­tive men­tal and phys­i­cal health is cen­tral to what the com­bined schools aim to high­light when stu­dent and teacher rep­re­sen­ta­tives walk the 10km Spink Loop in Glendalough.

This year the au­tumn sun shone; en­ergy and spir­its were high as stu­dents and teach­ers chat­ted and laughed to­gether. A to­tal of €5,800 will be do­nated to Kil­dare Men­tal Health and Pi­eta House as a re­sult of their ef­forts. SCHOOL LIFE

Our sixth years went to Higher Op­tions Col­lege and Ca­reers Ex­hi­bi­tion re­cently.

UL and Maynooth uni­ver­si­ties gave talks in school to fifth and sixth years.

Awards nights and Open Night are loom­ing.

Prepa­ra­tions are un­der way for the col­lege mu­si­cal, ‘Guys and Dolls’.

Spe­cial men­tion goes to Ri­gan Roche, whose poem ‘Drums, Drums in the Deep’ was pub­lished in an an­thol­ogy en­ti­tled ‘Wild Words, Vol. 5’ as a re­sult of her en­ter­ing a com­pe­ti­tion. Well done, Ri­gan.

Do­mini­can Col­lege ath­letes at the cross coun­try event in Avon­dale.

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