2F had a productive trip on Friday the 1st of May, navigating their way from the classroom to Portmarnock beach. They had perfect conditions to carry out some geography experiments and put into practice all they had learned in the past year.
Diving into their tasks, all pupils measured and identified rocks as well as drawing sketches of the beach. Thanks to Mr Cogavin and Ms Sweeney.
To be in with a chance of winning a €40 voucher for the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords simple “like” AND “share” the Facebook page MapLesotho. The winner will be announced on Tuesday the 5th of May.
Both Senior and Junior teams entered the U-18 Club All-Ireland Blitz competiton on Sunday 19th April. As last years winners, the competition was held in PCS. Unfortunately the Senior Team couldn’t retain their title, being hampered by injuries and some LC Students with Oral Exams the next day. This was a valuable learning curve for the Junior Team, while also an emotional farewell for some of our 6th yr and Spanish students. Well done to all involved.
Hard luck to the Girls Junior Volleyball Competition in getting knocked out at the Quarter final stage in the All-Ireland Competition. The team has come on in leaps and bounds in the last two months, and trained hard in the mean time. The team lost both their games to Rockford Manor, Blackrock and eventual qualifiers St. Rapheals, Loughrea. (Photo in stream)
Catherine Healy (23), a past pupil of PCS, has swept the board at the recent KBC National Student Awards. Her Trinity Newspaper scooped four awards including the coveted Newspaper of the Year award as judged by The Irish Times as well as Layout and Design of the Year, Website of the Year and Web Designer of the Year.
Congratulations to Catherine and her editorial team.
The sun shone brightly on Wednesday for Day 1 of the North Leinster Championships. The competition was extremely tough and the standards of performances were outstanding. The day started with the 100m sprints. Congratulations to Connor Archer who qualified for the Junior boy’s final, but unfortunately finished just outside the medals. The next event –hurdles provided lots to cheer about for PCS with a silver medal for Harry Mac Keogh and a bronze for Grace McKeever. The success continued to the high jump with Johannes Borries getting a silver medal in the Inter boy’s competition. The day finished on a high with a gold medal for Aaron Cullen in the Minor boys 1100m.
Friday was another great day, with great individual performances from all PCS athletes. Fia Donnelly won her 200m heat and then followed up with a bronze medal in the final. And Craig Giles had a stunning 800m race, looking comfortable throughout and finishing in 1st place.
Athletes who performed:
Connor Archer, Harry Mac Keogh, Mark Morris, Aaron Cullen, Ben McMahon, Stephen Mooney, Craig Giles, Stephen James, Oliver Juchnevicius, Wesley Nsana, Johannes Borries, Miguel Millan, Christopher O’Sullivan, Jack Wright, Killian O’Driscoll, Eoin Keating, Lara McEvoy, Alannah Byrne, Grace McKeever, Fia Donnelly, Cara McDowell. A big thank you to Mrs McDonald and Miss Motley for their help and to Matthew, Aishling and Brian for their photos and reports.
Best wishes to Ciaran Pachio 1N who is representing PCS in the Leinster Finals of the Mathlete Competition in Google HQ.
Well done to Craig Giles who won two gold medals in the 800 and 1500 metres in Liverpool representing his club.