Award winning Roscrea TY

THE 2011-2012 transition year group in association with Roscrea Tidy Towns had their hard work recognised recently when they won the ‘Can It’ category in the National Tidy Towns Competition.

THE 2011-2012 transition year group in association with Roscrea Tidy Towns had their hard work recognised recently when they won the ‘Can It’ category in the National Tidy Towns Competition.

Metal work teacher David Leahy, TY co-ordinator Mr Dennison, Ms Rose Crofton and the transition years made this exceptional work happen and the winning piece can be seen displayed on the wall of the public toilets at the rear of the Garda Station. Congratulations were extended by the school to all involved.

The school was also celebrating its good level of achievement with the Junior Cert exam results this year. The results overall were of a high standard with many students achieving many A’s and B’s in honours levels. As a Project Maths pilot school, Maths results were of high standard with more students opting for the honours level paper every year. The school congratulated all involved.

Elsewhere the students have been busy since returning back after the summer. On Friday September 7, the Cáirde met up with the new first years in their class groups. The Cáirde are 6th years who are there to help first years adjust to secondary school life. The little get- to- know -eachother was a success, with lots of roaring laughter throughout the classrooms.

The Cáirde began by playing a little name game among the group, which of course put a smile on everyones face. To allow all the first years to acclimatise and work together in their class group, a poster competition was arranged. This involved alot of team work and thoughts were thrown around to see who would win.

The finished posters were the product of excellent team work and initiative. The winning class group was Lough Derg and their slogan was “Lough Derg, We are cooler than an Ice-Berg”. Their poster had a great depiction of the Titanic hitting the ice-berg. On the Titanic were the names of all their fellow classes and on the ice-berg all of Lough Derg students names. Now Lough Derg have won, they are looking for their awards - much like the Titanic itself- but perhaps they have found it by working together to complete the task at hand.