Noel Clare, former Deputy Principal of our school Cross and Passion College is a community activist. He has been involved with Kilcullen Community Action for many years. This group are responsible for projects such as Kilcullen in Bloom and Kilcullen Christmas Lights. They are currently reviewing the use of Kilcullen Market Square.
Noel spoke to transition year students recently on the behalf of the Kilcullen Community Action. He spoke about the work undertaken by this group to enhance Kilcullen as a lovely place to live, work, shop and attend school. The KCA are giving Transition Year students the opportunity to help survey people to find out how the people of Kilcullen will be affected if changes are made to parking on the town square. Students will work with other members of the community on Saturday 2nd December and Tuesday 5th December to gather this valuable information.
by Finn Bolton Dowling 4B
The first block of students doing the Photography module in the CPC Transition Year programme recently completed their course, writes Brian Byrne.
At the invitation of the College's Art teacher, Lesley Kelly, we talked with four of the students about their experience on the course.
The short documentary above is the result. It includes a selection of photographs from all the class. The students we talked with are Ella Duane, Katelyn Smith, David Browne and Sydney Sheridan.
The Diary would like to thank them all for their time. There's a full story about the class in next week's Kildare Nationalist, and many of the photographs are on display in a corridor in CPC.
An exhibition of this year's TY class work will be considered when all students have completed the module.
(Ed Note: The video above is a replacement for the original, with extra material and corrections to names in the credits. Views count don't take into consideration the views of the original.)
"After a tough day at the All Ireland Schools Pentathlon, Ella Duane qualified through and was selected to compete for Ireland in the Schools International in Glasgow on a team of 4. The day began at 10:00am in the Emirates Arena with the shot put and hurdles, putting Ella in the top 8 after 2 respectable performances. She managed to move up in the rankings after a Personal Best of 5.42 in the long jump. This was followed by the high jump and 800m at the end of the day where Ella finished 2nd with another Best of 2.26, putting her in 5th place overall with a points total of 3451 and 1st on the Irish Team who finished 2nd behind England. This concludes the Schools Athletics Year for 2017."
Students who are interested in this competition please go to the above link.
Congratulations to David Browne who was selected after interview to represent Cross and Passion College in the Newbridge Rotary Club finals. David will now represent Newbridge Rotary Club in the Regional Finals in Clonmel on Friday 17th November. Thank you also to Paul Hughes and Maciej Krzetowski from Newbridge Rotary Club who conducted very thorough interviews and provided such a fantastic learning opportunity for all involved. Well done to all our students who were selected to take part in the interviews after completing the initial application form. The standard was very high and we are delighted so many students took the opportunity to become involved.
Good luck to all students as they embark on their first work experience placement next week.
During your work experience
Students from the Community Care class, supported by their teacher Ms Grier Gray, recently hosted a Halloween Party for the clients of the KARE McMahon Centre, Kilcullen. It was a great success enjoyed by all.
Students are invited to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Competition. Applications are to be submitted to Ms Groome at 8:50am and interviews will be held from 10am on Friday 10th November .
Students enjoyed a fantastic trip, accompanied Mr Dowling and Ms Flanagan-Hickey to Kildangan Stud. They had a tour and learned about the business of horse breeding. It was a very enjoyable and interesting day.