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

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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 - https://twitter.com/o_doherty

Deaglan's Future in Physics Only a Matter of Time...

Deaglan Farren NanoscienceDeaglan Farren TYB participated in the Physics/Nanoscience Workshop in TCD on Tuesday, 1st March 2016. The Trinity College School of Physics hosts a number of outreach events during their academic year. Their popular Transition Year Physics Experience (TYPE) is held in November. It lasts a full week and introduces secondary school pupils to nanophysics and astrophysics. Deaglan was unlucky in the lottery for the week in November but undeterred, he secured a place on the one-day workshop in March with a choice between physics, nanophysics or astrophysics. Deaglan took the workshop on physics. He enjoyed his time with the School of Physics and the experience of college life. Well done, Deaglan!

Dedicated Followers Applaud CCS Fashion Showcase

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Photos courtesy of Inishowen Independent (Brendan Diver)

CCS Fashion Show photo album (Thanks, Ms. McDermott!)

Friday evening, 15th April saw months of organisation bear fruit as "Showcase of Donegal Fashion" hit the catwalk in the Áras. An eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary clothing was unveiled in front of over 250 appreciative fashion followers. The line-up, introduced by compère Jackie McGavigan, included Oliver Doherty, Edel MacBride, Fisherman Out of Ireland, Moville Clothing, Ann McGonigle (Glendowan Craft Studio), Luke Barber, Audrey Doherty Millinery, Crana Handknits, Carndonagh ICA, Material Girl (Clonmany), Creative Sewing (Clonmany), Stephen McLaughlin, Trash 'n' Fashion and Junk Kouture. Following the main event, the showcase continued in the New Tech as the fashionistas headed for tea, treats and mingling. Overall, it was a really entertaining evening for all involved. Many thanks to all who helped make "Showcase of Donegal Fashion" a success. Special thanks from the Home Ec. Department to the TY pupils who helped create the baked goodies.

From Nutrition Task to "Come Dine With LCA" in Four Months!

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LCA Nutrition Task ("Come Dine With Us") photo album

On Tuesday, 20th April, weeks of planning and hard work came together remarkably well as Fourth Year LCA hosted "Come Dine With Us" in the Fourth Unit kitchen. Parents and staff were welcomed to the dinner party, offering a choice of Irish stew, chicken curry, Thai curry or chili con carne. (A few members of staff naturally opted for all four...) The culinary masterclass was spearheaded by Peter Doherty (Saddler), who was quick to point out that the pupils took complete control on the big day. The initiative was funded by the Inishowen Development Partnership, who were represented by Denise McCool and Kate Wilkinson. The whole operation couldn't have happened without the person who has to thank everyone else. Well done to Ms. Elaine Meehan, who made sure everything was in order from day one.

Digital Storytelling Workshop

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling Workshop photo album

On Wednesday, 6th April a group of students were given the opportunity to have an all-day workshop in Digital Storytelling using iPad Animation & Green Screen technology.The students were put into groups of 3/4 and taken through the animation process: idea, scriptwriting, character development, storyboarding, animating. Each group then produced a short animation on a theme of their choice using iPads.

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Dublin 2016

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St. Patrick's Day Parade photo album

What a way to spend St. Patrick's Day! Forty TYs travelled to Dublin in the early hours of Thursday morning to participate in the annual parade in Dublin. These students displayed many talents on the journey down - face painting, eyebrow shaping, eyebrow painting, cheek enhancing, eyelash tinting, lip enhancing, eyeliner flicks and costume change - and that was just the boys. Once off the bus the students were treated like royalty and got the paparazzi treatment for the day. Thankfully the weather was fantastic and the students did CCS proud.