Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege

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EN­VI­RON­MENT AWARE­NESS

BCC are de­lighted to pi­lot a new scheme to try to re­duce the use of plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles in the school. With some fundrais­ing and a lit­tle con­tri­bu­tion from the re­cip­i­ents, first and sec­ond years have been given alu­minium wa­ter bot­tles that can be re-filled from our wa­ter foun­tain that the Stu­dent Coun­cil fundraised for last year.

The bot­tles come in four colours; blue, green, red and pink. We ran a com­pe­ti­tion for a slo­gan that first year Har­riet Lau­renns won. The slo­gan is ‘Be Car­bon Cau­tious.’

We hope this will greatly re­duce the amount of plas­tic we are us­ing in the school and if it does we will look to get the bot­tles for fur­ther year groups.

Also in keep­ing with the recycling theme we will be hav­ing a ‘Leave no Trace’ recycling work­shop for our first and sec­ond years this week.

BOYS GAELIC FOOT­BALL

SE­NIOR WICK­LOW SHIELD – On Mon­day, Novem­ber 19, the Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege Se­nior Boys Gaelic Foot­ball team, un­der the guid­ance of their coaches Mr Kirby and Sor­cha Nolan, beat Tem­ple Car­rig in the quar­ter fi­nal of the Se­nior Wick­low Shield Cham­pi­onship.

BCC dom­i­nated the open­ing few min­utes cre­at­ing a few goal op­por­tu­ni­ties which were de­nied by the Tem­ple Car­rig goal­keeper and the cross­bar. How­ever, de­spite the op­por­tu­ni­ties cre­ated, Tem­ple Car­rig took their own chances and dom­i­nated the next 20 min­utes or so scor­ing two goals in that time to no re­ply. The fi­nal five min­utes be­fore half-time proved to be the cat­a­lyst to BCCs come­back.

BCC played scin­til­lat­ing foot­ball for the next 20 min­utes where ev­ery player con­trib­uted to an amaz­ing come­back. BCC over­turned their 10 point deficit in the 31st minute to an eight point lead in the 55th minute. Tem­ple Car­rig scored two goals and a point in the re­main­ing min­utes, but it was just not enough on a day of come­backs which saw BCC com­ing out vic­to­ri­ous.

LE­IN­STER CHAM­PI­ONSHIP – On Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 21, the Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege Se­nior Boys Gaelic Foot­ball team were out again but this time they were knocked out of the Le­in­ster Cham­pi­onship by Coláiste Eoin, Hack­et­stown.

BCC be­gan very brightly, scor­ing a goal through Jake O’Kelly early on. Coláiste Eoin how­ever re­sponded with three points. BCC found it dif­fi­cult to break down Co­laiste Eoin, how­ever they did add two more points. Co­laiste Eoin fin­ished the half strongly.

BCC re­turned to the pitch with re­newed vigour, nar­row­ing the deficit to two points thanks to a goal by Claude Tounou. How­ever, Coláiste Eoin took com­plete con­trol and showed why they have been Le­in­ster Cham­pi­ons.

We would like to wish Coláiste Eoin the best in the re­main­der of the Le­in­ster Cham­pi­onship.

The focus for the BCC team now turns to the Wick­low cham­pi­onship where they have a semi-fi­nal to play in a few weeks and we wish the team and their coaches the best of luck.

CA­REER FOCUS

Af­ter sev­eral trips to col­lege open days re­cently, we have had a speaker from Inchicore PLC visit to give an ex­cel­lent talk to fifth and sixth years about the Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor and al­ter­na­tive en­try to third level ed­u­ca­tion. On Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, a speaker from DCU came to ad­dress our fifth and sixth year stu­dents about their op­tions in DCU for their bright fu­tures.

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