Transition Year

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!

TYs Fly the Flag on St. Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day Parade 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade (Transition Year) photo album

What a way to spend St. Patrick's Day. Over 50 TYs travelled to Dublin in the early hours of Friday 17th March to participate in the annual parade in Dublin. The 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. Thankfully the weather held out and the students did CCS proud.

Gringotts Bank Looks the Business for National Build a Bank Final

Gringotts Bank 2017

Gringotts Bank Regional Final 2017 photo album

On 16th March, after a quick detour, Gringotts Bank arrived at the Leopardstown Racecourse for the regional finals of AIB's Build a Bank Challenge. After perfecting their display and a grilling from two separate judging panels, the girls' presentation skills shone through and they were selected to attend the National Final in The RDS on the 25th April. Congratulations to Ellen Simmon, Brigid Doherty, Eimear Smith, Aisling McCarron, Rachel Devlin and Katie Durey.

TYs Take on the Tug O' War Champs

TY Tug O War

TY Tug of War photo album (Thanks to Laura Cobo Ibanez)

As part of the Transition Year Sports Programme, TYs have been given the opportunity to branch-out and experience the numerous and diverse sports operating around Inishowen. This term the TYs experienced Tug of War through the generosity of Clonmany Tug O' War Club. Coaches Danny McGonigle and Daniel Doherty (Ranty) volunteered their time to introduce the TYs to the sport and put the students through their paces. The day culminated in a Tug of War tournament. The winning team's prize was a shot at the All-Ireland U16 Champs. The TYs thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like to thank Danny and Daniel for all their efforts.