On Saturday the 14th October, seven members of the debate team headed down to Galway to take part in the Connacht finals of the debating qualifiers. Lorraine Adamoleken, Mairead Clancy, Rachel Conlon, Hannah Johnson, Rosin McManus, Shannon O Hagan and Amy Burns all debated in three rounds of very complex debating. Their language, knowledge, skill, ability, diplomatic yet authoritative approach and most importantly their words were phenomenal! Out of the 78 pupils in Galway only 20 people could go through to compete in national finals in March. Although, all girls achieved a place in the top 30, again an in incredible result, the three going forward for national finals were Shannon o Hagan, Lorraine Adamoleken and Amy Burns. Shannon O Hagan placed 7th best speaker on the day. Huge congratulations to all of the girls who represented St Clares in Galway and we wish them every success in their future debates!
This year 4A TY students are reading the book 'Of Mice And Men' by John Steinbeck as part of their Transition Year English Module. Reading is greatly encouraged throughout St.Clares Comprehensive School as it expands your vocabulary,it is also proven that people who read are more likely to get ahead when it comes to their careers, and life in general. Our class are really enjoying reading the novel and would highly encourage others to have a go at reading it!!
For one of our TY classes this year, 4B has been travelling down to the Glens Centre, located in Manorhamilton.
This project is run by Noreen Clancy, a worker at th Glens. Once a week, when we arrive, we start of by standing in a circle and saying our names.
Then we play a fun game, such as throwing a ball in an order and adding ball after ball or sharks and minnows. This is always followed by walking around the room acting like a character in your mind. After this we split up into 3 groups to do some play writing.
Our goal for the past two months has been to write an play set in 1916, 2016, and the last group 2116. these last two groups our meant to correlate back to 1916 somehow.
On friday the 13th of November, we will perform our plays in front of an adjudicator in hopes that he he will give back a good review