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The Maths Tutor Visits CCS

The Maths Tutor

Carndonagh Community School exam-year students have a new resource to help them to master maths and prepare for their exams. The school has invested in a licence for, Ireland’s leading online support system for post-primary maths students. And it is very fitting that CCS students should benefit from this system, as its creator, Eamonn Toland, is himself a past pupil of the school...

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Pupils Get a Kick out of Science Roadshow

Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland Roadshow photo album

A Science Foundation Ireland Roadshow took place in the Aras on Wednesday, 15th November. Students undertook a range of fun and interactive physical activities. A competition soon developed to find out who could kick the ball the fastest! Mr Bogan was in the lead with 50 miles per hour...until...Cian Burke recorded 57 miles per hour! Mr Halvin and Mr Doherty have asked for their score not to be recorded online. 

Students completed the following tasks using their understanding of how key scientific principles relate to physical activity: A sensor timing gate ten meter sprint challenge investigating speed and acceleration; an inflatable distance cage assessing kicking speed in miles per hour; a vertical jump challenge investigating explosive power and hang time in the air. Students learned about the links between scientific theory and practical applications through the sports experiments.

First Year Futsal - Clean Sweep in Ulster

First Year Futsal 2017

First Year Ulster Futsal Championships photo album

The 1st year boys and girls had a highly successful day at the Ulster Futsal Championships on Tuesday, 14th November, held in the Aura, Letterkenny. Both our boys and girls teams, who were representing Inishowen, faced off against the champions of Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal.

The 1st year boys were drawn in a group with Patrician High School Carrickmacross, St Patrick's College Cavan and St Columba's Stranorlar.

Game 1: Carndonagh CS 5-3 Patrician High School
CCS started the game very well and went a goal up in the first couple of minutes. However, a Carrickmacross shot that looked well short of the line was given as a goal, giving Patrican High School a way back into the match. A number of the Carn players lost concentration and began to argue with the referee. Patrician High School took control and scored two more goals to lead 3-1 at the break. The Carn CS lads came out with renewed vigour in the 2nd half and played with much more composure. Lee Coyle pulled an early goal back before Sean O'Kane got the equaliser. The lads could sense the momentum turning in their favour and further goals from Adam Duffy and Lee Coyle clinched a 5-3 victory after a superb 2nd half display.

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GOOD LUCK to the CCS Mock Trial Team in New York

CCS Mock Trial Aras

CCS Mock Trial Team photo album

ALL THE BEST TO THE CCS MOCK TRIAL TEAM as they take on the cream of amateur law in the Empire World Championships, New York. Months and months of preparation and fundraising are finally about to be put to the test. At the risk of being prejudicial, we have great hopes for this legal team. Over the last few weeks they have fine-tuned an admirable combination of legal knowledge, sophisticated reasoning and good aul-fasheened Inishowen wit....There are no further questions...It's time!

Learning Can Be Fun at W5

Climb IT CCS

A group of 2nd & 3rd year trip students went to W5 Science Museum Belfast on Tuesday, 7th November. The students enjoyed a technology trial workshop which involved building and testing a race car. Followed by a chance to try out their climbing skills on Climb IT. A fun day was had by all!