English

There's Just No Arguing With Class 1A!

Well done to Class 1A who recently took part in a debate against our neighbouring school St Patrick’s Boys. There was great excitement in Ms Crawford’s English class leading up to the event and everyone in the class had a role to play on the day, a role that each student in the class carried out extremely well. However, a special mention has to be given to the captain of the 1A debating team Katelyn McDaid and her fellow debaters Liam Doherty and Rory Lynch. These three wonderful students know how important it is for young people to have their voice heard and we certainly heard their voices loud and clear in the Áras when they opposed the motion that, “School uniforms are a good idea”. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for 1A and the motion was carried. Nonetheless, the students did the school proud on the day. Note to Management: It would seem that the incoming first year students are going to have no problem wearing the uniform! Thanks to Ms Fiona McLaughlin for helping adjudicate on the day and well done to both 1A and St Patrick’s Boys National School.

Six Word Story Winners

Six Word Story

Legend has it that the famous writer Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in just 6 words. He took on the challenge and wrote the following story “For sale, baby shoes, never worn”. Apparently he called it his best work.

Well if Hemingway can do it then so can we thus there was great excitement throughout the school during the month of January as the students and teachers of CCS took on the challenge of writing an essay in just six word.

Top ten student entries:
Secondary school, one friend, two faces - Nikita Doherty 

I ran, but not quick enough - Lewis Grant 
The image was sent, consequences tragic - Sam Todd 
Broken car, broken tree, broken heart - Laura Campbell 
A war within myself, battle lost – Niamh Mc Callion 
Eyes meet, new love, first born - Beth Farren 
Real diamonds, never bought, think why - Katie Doherty 
The car, the family, the end - Ultan Doherty 
Went to war, never loved again - Kieran Grant 
Saw a call, not the bus - Oisin Moyne

From these superb stories, it was very difficult to choose a winner but three winners were selected.

Joint first place: “I ran, but not quick enough” - Lewis Grant / “Went to war, never loved again”- Kieran Grant
Second Place: “Secondary school, one friend, two faces”- Nikita Doherty

The standard from the teachers was also very impressive and with a lot of deliberation and some judging help needed from outside of CCS a winner was chosen:
“Thus, silence, toddler giggles, mission complete” – Ms Yvonne O’Brien

A Christmas Carol - The Drama Club

Christmas Carol
Congratulations to the Drama Club on their Christmas performance. The Drama Club performed an abridged version of Charles Dickens' famous tale, "A Christmas Carol". The show was enjoyed by 1st years and it was a great way to end the term with some festive cheer. Well done to all involved and we can't wait to see what 2016 will bring!

Creative Writing Competition 2015

Creative Writing Competition 2015

Creative Writing Competition 2015 - The Writing | The Photos

As part of the Creative Writing Competition, pupils were required to use all the words of the week since September. Ms. Farren was inundated with entries and choosing the winner was extremely difficult due to the high standard of creativity. Overall junior winner was William O'Canain (1C), followed by Blaithin Gillen (1E), Lekila Doherty (1F), Nadia McDaid (1E), Emma McCloskey (1C), Cahir Noone (1E), Anais Doherty (1E), Aaron Doherty (1C) and Laura Doherty (1E). Overall senior winner was Catherine Devlin (4G), followed by Rebecca Leddy (5D), Mary Doherty (5A) and Chloe Donaghey (4A).

Allingham Flash Fiction Award for Caití

Allingham ArtsCongratulations to Caití Farren (Class 3B), runner-up in the junior category of the 2015 Allingham Flash Fiction Writing Competition. Caití received her prize at a ceremony in Ballyshannon on Saturday, 7th November.

Success for Eoghan & Ella in Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition

EoghanElliePoetsOn 27th September, Eoghan Kelly and Ella McDaid travelled to Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan for the Annual Schools Poetry Awards at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre. They had respectively finished 2nd and 4th in this All-Ireland competition with over 1500 entrants. The Awards were presided over by adjudicator and renowned poet, Noel Monahan. Noel read from his anthology "Where the Wind Sleeps" and each of the winning entrants read their poems. Others in attendance were poets Hugh McFadden and Mary O'Donnell. This was a marvellous experience for all involved and an honour to be remembered.