Trash 'n' Fashion Success for CCS

Trashn Fashion 2017 Winners

Trash 'n' Fashion 2017 photo album

Trash 'n' Fashion 2017 Facebook video

Well done to all the students involved in the Trash ‘n’ Fashion competition in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Thursday, 18th May. They did CCS proud! A big congratulations to Niamh Grant 5E who came first in the Upcycle Section; Caoilinn Diver 5D and Maggie O’Connor 5C who finished runner-up in the Accessory Competition; Holly Moore 5D, Eileen Devlin 5A and Natasha Cunninghem 5E who won Best Hair; and last but not least, Narissa Farren 5C and Chloe Smith 5C who won the Best Overall Outfit and took the title and trophy for Trash ‘n’ Fashion 2017.

Success for CCS at Trash 'n' Fashion

Trash n Fashion 2016

Trash 'n' Fashion Final photo album

Well done to all our students who participated in the Trash ‘n’ Fashion Competition in aid of Jigsaw on 19th May in Mount Errigal Hotel.

Commander of Elegance – Claire Doherty 4D, Amy Callaghan 4C and Emma Gill 4A.

Opulent – Michelle Grant 4F, Holly Moore TY and Shannon McKinley TY.

Vision – Catherine Devlin 4G, Emma Doherty 4D and Dylan Butter 4E.

Double Denim – Shauna Doherty 4B.

Lady Rebellion – Shauna Doherty 4B, Rachel McLaughlin 4D and Conor Devlin 4H.

The Gladiator – Carrie Bonner-McLaughlin 4D, Sophie McWeeney 4A, Sarah Streete 4H and Seanan Doherty 4G.

Bannón na Blathanna – Caoilinn Diver 4D.

Dimensions – Niall Kelly 4E and Lauryn Meehan 4B.

Azure – Jennifer Hirrell 4E, Hannah Doherty 4H and Niamh Moyne 4D.

Roseau Tisser – Ellen Owens 4E.

Bouclé – Niall Kelly 4E, Julie Quinn 4E and Grainne Doherty 4D.

The following teams featured on the Grand Final Runway - Commander of Elegance, Opulent, Vision, Roseau Tisser, Dimensions and Azure, with Niall Kelly, Julie Quinn and Grainne Doherty crowned overall winners of Trash ‘n’ Fashion 2016 with their dress “Bouclé”. It was an amazing night for the pupils and the school. The pupils were exemplary and their performances were outstanding.

Fourth Years Visit The National Gallery & The National Museum

Gallery Museum 2016

National Gallery / National Museum Fourth Year Trip photo album

On Tuesday, 3rd May, Fourth Year Art pupils visited both the National Gallery and the National Museum in Dublin. Despite some disruption in the National Gallery due to the highly anticipated Da Vinci Exhibition, the pupils were treated to an impressive display of fine Irish and European works. In the National Museum, the pupils got a close-up view of Ireland's most impressive archaeological finds. The experience of both the Gallery and the Museum will be of significance when the Leaving Cert finally arrives, so the notebooks and clipboards were out in numbers. Overall, it was an enjoyable and educational afternoon for the pupils. The trip was coordinated by Mrs. McDermott and Ms. McGee.

CCS Pupils in the Driving Seat for Trash 'n' Fashion Finale

The Trash 'n' Fashion promotional roadshow (in conjunction with Hegarty's Letterkenny, Wild Atlantic Way and Jigsaw Donegal) rolled into town on Thursday, 5th May. Trash 'n' Fashion is a glam, creative, innovative competition open to secondary school students to recycle, reuse and turn old trash into wearable art. CCS have some amazing entries that will showcase at Trash 'n' Fashion at 8pm on Thursday, 19th May in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. Tickets for this event are now on sale (€10) and can be got from Mrs McDermott or Ms McGee.

Trash 'n' Fashion 2016


Lorraine O'Carroll Fourth Year Pottery Workshop

Lorraine O'Carrol Pottery WorkshopLorraine O'Carroll (Peninsula Pottery) recently visited Mrs. McDermott's and Ms. McGee's Fourth Year Art classes to demonstrate "pottery throwing". While pottery throwing may sound like antisocial behaviour, it actually takes great skill. The pupils learned the basics of fashioning pots out of clay on a wheel. They clearly had some fun in the process. Many thanks to Lorraine for her visit.

Lorraine O'Carroll Pottery Workshop photo album

Emerging Designer (and past-pupil) Oliver Doherty Visits CCS

Oliver Doherty CCSOliver Doherty CCS Visit photo album

Past-pupil, Oliver Doherty, now regarded as a "top-10 up-and-coming Irish designer" visited CCS on Monday, 18th April to showcase his techniques to senior Art pupils. Oliver's concepts marry contemporary and traditional styles together, with Donegal-based hand-weaving playing a significant role in his creations. The pupils were more than impressed to learn that the costumes worn by Game of Thrones characters "North of the Wall" are devised by Oliver. He is clearly well on the way to joining the elite in the fashion industry.

Keep up to date with Oliver at his twitter page -