Blessington Community College
On Friday, September 20, BCC took part in the local Climate Strike, Close to 500 students marched from the school to the square in the Blessington where they presented a list of demands to Simon Harris’s constituency office.
Students from BCC had created a large cardboard representation of Earth which measured over two meters in Diameter. The group were led by Lucia Doran and Danny Walsh. Using loudspeakers the two sixth year students led the groups in chants and when the got to the Square they read out their demands to the crowd who had gathered.
The six demands were: Keep fossil fuels in the ground ; Tell the truth; Fair and just transition; Act on citizens assembly recommendations; Hold corporations to account; Implement a green new deal.
Before the gathering dispersed Lucia placed a poster with the list of demands on the Simon Harris’s office window. The demonstration then moved down to the public area in front of Dunnes Stores where the chanting continued. The protest then moved peacefully on around the ring road and back to the school.
We had two very successful sports days this month, with students engaging in a wide variety of sports. These included Volleyball, Spikeball, Athletics, Gaelic Football, Soccer and Tug of War.
The students also got the opportunity to enjoy Bouncy Castles, Giant games like Connect four, Jenga and Draughts. The senior students were also fortunate to avail of the Salsa classes for half the day.
The sports days were separated into junior and senior days due to our high student numbers this year, with huge participation on both these days. In promotion of wellness and healthy eating our students were also provided with fresh fruit and vegetables.