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Young Environmentalist CCS 2

PHOTO ALBUM - ECO UNESCO / SciFest

Congratulations and best of luck to Joseph Farren, Paul Shields & Fionn Bowyer who are through to the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Final in Dublin, 22nd May. Their project is entitled "Bee Good". "Flower Power" made it to the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards semi-final.

CCS also had success to celebrate at SciFest 2018 in LYIT. Holly McLaughlin & Molly Gorman won the "Junior Life Science Award" with a project entitled "Is Sharing Really Caring?" Aine Monagle, Grainne Monagle & Amy McGonigle won the "Intel Award" for their project "Fruit of the Future."

Something fishy going on in the Criminal Courts of Justice!

National Mock Trial 2018

PHOTO ALBUM - National Mock Trials 2018

A much pared down team of only nine pupils represented CCS in the qualifying heats of the 2018 National Mock Trial competition in the Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday, 21st April. Every team had to prepare for three trials. CCS had to argue both sides of a case called the People v Pat Plaice, about an aptly named fast food restaurant and shop owner called Gabriel Codd who was allegedly robbed by the equally aptly named defendant, Pat Plaice. We were the defence team in our other case, the People v Francis Cara, the defendant being accused of petrol-bombing the home of his girlfriend's parents. All in a day's work for the CCS legal eagles!

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Derryveagh Crystal Schools Golf Champions 2018

CCS Derryveagh Champions 2018

PHOTO ALBUM - Derryveagh Crystal Schools Golf Champions 2018

CCS secured their third title in four years in a well fought out final at Dunfanaghy Golf Club. Played in near perfect golfing conditions, the team, led by stalwarts DJ McGeoghan and Oisin McGonigle, played steady and consistent golf through the final round. Newcomer to the CCS team, Martin O'Connor, put together an impressive round on a course he had never played before. Ryan Collins again showed his class, scoring 35 points and ensuring the title for the CCS team.

CCS Golf Champions 2018; DJ McGeoghan, Oisin McGonigle, Cormac Monagle, Paddy Monagle, Martin O'Connor, Ryan Collins.

Annual Sports Awards 2018

CCS Sports 2018

PHOTO ALBUM - Carndonagh CS Annual Sports Awards 2018

On Friday, 11th May, the Áras welcomed the most successful group of athletes ever assembled in CCS for the Annual Sports Awards. With the stage weighed down by silverware, a conveyor belt of teams and individuals took to the stage for certificates, medals and mementos recognising their many and varied achievements. Treasa Doherty - past-pupil, Donegal Football star and Carn woman - was on hand to do the presenting. She outlined the values that are critical to achievement at the top level, highlighting 'dedication' as key to getting the best out of yourself, regardless of silverware. She did lament the lack of Saturday lie-ins. But such sacrifices must be made! Members of the Senior Boys Soccer squad (once again National Champions) and the Mackey Cup winning Gaelic Football squad were each presented with a display photo for the mantlepiece. There were Ulster titles all over the place with First Year soccer and futsal (boys and girls) taking many of the plaudits. Some big futures there. (Remember, DEDICATION!)...The afternoon was rounded off with the ‘Inishowen Tours Outstanding Prospect in Sport Award'. The worthy recipient of that prestigious accolade was Daniel Houghton, now a two-time National senior boys soccer champion and an International goalkeeper. We'll endeavour to publish the full list of titles secured throughout the year, if we can remember them all. Overall, 2017-18 will be remembered as the most successful year to date for sport in CCS.

Weekly Maths Puzzle - Puzzle 23 (Sponsored by Banba!)

BanbaHave a go at the following puzzle to win yourself a voucher for a hot chocolate and a tray bake in the delicious Café Banba!! Answers (including name and class) to be posted in the answer box at the Coffee Dock.

Maths Puzzle 18th May

Seniors Visit Inishowen Engineering

Seniors Inishowen Engineering

Senior Boys Visit Inishowen Engineering photo album

You've driven past it many times and I bet wondered "What happens in there?'"...Well, 34 Senior Boys from CCS recently had the opportunity to glimpse inside the incredible INISHOWEN ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING business in Drumfries. Firstly the boys were given a talk on the "Apprenticeship Programme" run by Donegal ETB and how it might suit them following on from the Leaving Certificate. Then on went the high-vis jackets and safety goggles and off the boys went on a tour of the facilities. The boys were lucky enough to see every machine in operation and the start-to-finish on the production line. We even met some past pupils who are working their way through the Apprenticeship scheme...It definitely proved a hit with the boys and gave them some food for thought!