First Years and Transition Years were recently rewarded by Mr. John C. Doherty for their involvement in the Literacy Programme. The eager readers were presented with certificates to acknowledge their outstanding efforts. Well done to all pupils involved.
In early November, Fourth Year LCA boys were introduced to the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Programme (HELP). Through the programme, the boys have been studying the finer details of maintaining a healthy diet, while picking up some culinary skills in the process. Food isn't just about eating. Food choices, preparation and dietry planning are key ingredients. Programme Co-ordinator, Donnacha Gallagher is proof positive of the advanteges of a healthy lifestyle. You only have to look at his point-scoring exploits against Malin in the Championship...
A few lucky pupils were today treated to an afternoon of pampering in the school salon, courtesy of two of last year's LCA girls, Marie Crumlish and Linda Coffey, now studying Hair & Beauty in Derry. The pupils were introduced to some industry techniques and will certainly benefit from the higher level expertise.
Sinéad Farren, from Glengad, is the daughter of Danny and Janet, and has one older brother, Declan. Sinéad attended Carndonagh CS and thoroughly enjoyed her five years. Sinéad is currently studying BSc Honours International Business with Spanish at Queen's University Belfast. She hopes to pursue a career in business and believes that the international aspect of the course will greatly add to her employment prospects. A keen sportswoman, Sinéad enjoys swimming and cycling and has recently completed the National Beach Lifeguard Certificate. She enjoys travelling and immersing herself in the language and culture of other countries, particularly Spain. Irish language and culture are also very important to her and last year she was awarded a three week scholarship to stay in the Gaeltacht area of Donegal. Sinéad and her family were delighted to learn that she had received an All-Ireland Scholarship. Sinéad feels that this is a great honour and that it will be a major help with her studies.
Back row: Aaron McCarron, Darragh Folan, Christopher McLaughlin, Leonard Hegarty, Brandon Browne, Matthew Cavanagh, Mark Doherty and Martin Fiorentini.
Front row: Cathal Farren, Ben Lafferty, Peter Doherty, Josh Lafferty, Diarmuid Moyne, Declan McLaughlin and Sam Todd. (Not in photo: Aidan Friel, Kevin McLaughlin)
Congratulations to the Senior Boys soccer team who won the Donegal League Final 3-0 against Rosses on Tuesday, 11th November. While Aidan Friel and Brandon Browne (2) were goalscorers on the day, it was overall a great team performance. A special mention goes to Cathal Farren who was out standing during the game!
Congratulations to the Junior Cert. Art pupils whose work was selected for the Súile na nÓg Exhibition in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (October). Olivia McColgan (TY) won the prize for best Ordinary Level project. The exhibition celebrates the work of Junior Certificate art students from around County Donegal and is organised by the Donegal Art Teachers Association.
On Saturday, 18th October, a group of twenty pupils and two teachers jetted off to beautiful Jaén in the south of Spain to complete phase two of the annual Spanish Exchange Programme. Those on tour had a fantastic time, enjoying soaring temperatures all week. There were plenty of cultural experiences along the way. The pupils experienced a first hand insight into the reality of Spanish life for young people. The attended classes daily and also spent time with their host families, sampling culinary delights and making lots of new friends. The group of pupils involved were excellent ambassadors for the school, their families and the local community. Well done everyone!