School Newsletter: Oct 2, 2010

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This week all 6th year geography students completed their compulsory fieldstudy in Tramore, Co. Waterford. The study, worth 20% of their leaving certificate geography mark, went ‘swimmingly’ with some of the students braving the freezing waters in order to gather the data to prove that the waves in Tramore were transporting material and depositing it on the beach. The students got to practice geographical skills that aren’t ordinarily carried out in the classroom. The practical experience hopefully enhanced their learning as they tested the theories put forward to them in their textbooks.  
Geog field trip 36th year students carrying out surveys on Tramore beach last week. Brrrrr….

Past pupils Shane Foley and Sean Flanagan dropped in to say hello during the week. Professional jockeys, they currently bear testimony to the perilous nature of their profession as both are out of action with injuries sustained in the course of their work. it was nice of them to drop in to see the place and meet some of their teachers and we wish them a speedy recovery and plenty of success in the future.

Sean Flanagan and Shane FoleySean and Shane back at school on Thursday.

Best wishes again to Kieran Butler and Kevin Burke who play for the Leinster Youths rugby side against Connaught in Donnybrook on Saturday. With wins against Munster and Ulster over the past 2 weekends they are going for the Inter Provincial clean sweep.

1st year student, Ben Curran, travels to Lisburn this weekend to represent Leinster in the National swimming championships. A very dedicated young athlete, we wish him the best of luck at the weekend and in his future events.

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