Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege

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CLI­MATE STRIKE

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.

SPORTS DAY

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.

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