Transition Year

New York Mock Trial - Help Put CCS on Trial with GO FUND ME...

CCS Mock Trial TeamGO FUND ME Link - https://www.gofundme.com/put-carn-community-school-on-trial/donate

Help Carndonagh Community School defend Ireland’s honour...

When the Carndonagh Community School (CCS) mock trial team competed in the National competition, they were very much the underdogs. The CCS team overcame overwhelming odds to qualify to represent Ireland in the World Mock Trial Championships in New York. It was both an incredible achievement and an honour for a team of students from a disadvantaged area to beat many of the favourites who had a track record in the competition. These students started with a dream and put in the many hard hours in preparation for the competition, in doing so, they have realised the first part of that dream, namely winning the right to represent their country. The second part is to represent Ireland in New York on the world stage.

The cost of sending the team to New York to compete is €38 000. Unfortunately there is no official funding available that we can access to allow these students compete on the world stage. If we reach this target with your help you will be enabling a team of students from a disadvantaged area to engage in a once in a life time experience.

This is a competition that helps students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate effectively. This competition takes learning outside the classroom and builds confidence, creates better advocates while equipping students with the skills that will set them apart from their peers and enable them to succeed in any future career path. Your generosity will provide the vehicle that encourages intellectual growth and cultural enrichment among this cohort. Please help our students realise their dream and develop the skills to become effective, confident, leaders of the future. Your generosity will help educate the next generation and by following your example encourage a spirit of philanthropy in them.

For some of our students this is their first opportunity to experience another country and another culture. The students involved in the programme are Daniel Mc Cormick, Ellen Simmons, Adam Mullins, Brigid Doherty, Aidan Doherty, Aisling McCarron. Nathan Crumlish, Shaun Hirrell, Danielle Houghton, Kate Hunter, Ciara McGonagle, Rori Doherty, Ellen Keys, Chantelle McLaughlin, Evan McLaughlin, Ben Nelson, Aimee Donaghy, Jordan Doherty.

This team has done its school proud, its community proud with your help you can afford them the opportunity to do the nation proud. Competition in New York will not be possible without your generous support please donate in support of our Mock Trial team.

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Fair Trade Week 2017

Fair Trade Week 2017Fair Teade Week photo album

CCS celebrated Fair Trade Fortnight from Monday 27th Feb - Friday 10th March. Thanks to all the TYs who gave of their lunchtimes to make FT crêpes; Aileen Doherty, Katie Durey, Aisling McCarron, Rachel Devlin, Shanice O’Donnell, Lisa McLaughlin, Lauren Devlin, Ben Nelson and Katlyn Grant. Thanks also to Rachel Moore and Laura Cobo Ibanez for manning the Fair Trade stand in SuperValu for two days.

Sincere gratitude to the TY girls who baked the Fair Trade goodies for the Fair Trade event in the Colgan Hall on Friday 10th March under the guidance of Ms Caroline Gallagher; Maurita Doherty Laura Cobo Ibanez, Ella Devlin, Leigha Bradley, Rachel Moore, Lauren Devlin and Aimée Donaghy. The enterprising young ladies brought any remaining goodies back up to the school at lunchtime and sold the lot, making €107 in total. Way to go girls!

TY Legal Team Have no Objections to New York Trial Date

National Mock Trials

National Mock Trials 2017 photo album

Congratulations to the CCS TY National Mock Trial Team who won all three of their cases in the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin on Saturday 8th April 2017. As one of the top four teams in the country, the CCS team now proceeds to the Semi-Finals on Saturday 6th May. But that's not all! The final four teams in the competition are invited to represent Ireland in the US Mock Trial Competition in New York in October!! Well done to everyone! The 18-member team consists of Adam Mullins, Aidan Doherty, Aimee Donaghey, Aisling McCarron, Ben Nelson, Bridget Doherty, Chantelle McLaughlin, Ciara McGonagle, Daniel McCormick, Danielle Houghton, Ellen Keyes, Ellen Simmons, Evan McLaughlin, Jordan Doherty, Kate Hunter, Nathan Crumlish, Rori Doherty & Shaun Hirrell. A HUGE thank you to Mr Dónal McGuinness BL for all his guidance and support. We are very grateful. Thanks also to Garda Sean McLaughlin for lending us Garda props and to Mr Dessie Doherty for lending us his lucky bell!