Kennedy College opens doors to primary pupils
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.