#Speakout Pride

PCS had two YSI teams competing in competition for YSI 2018 in Drogheda. ‘Let’s Get Current’  is an e publication by young people on political and current affairs promoting political and social responsibility among young people.



The second team promotes the recycling of abandoned bicycle into a simple ploughing mechanism which tills the soil using allow till method to prevent soil erosion and then spaces the soil for the planting of sorghum and maize.

Welcome home.

Welcome home to our friends, family and colleagues who achieved so much and had life changing experiences in Lesotho.  You can relive their journey in Lesotho through the daily videos and blogs here.

Achieving Their Quota.

Congratulations to the Concern Debate Team who won their debate against an impressive Loreto On The Green team on Tuesday the 22nd of November, successfully proposing the motion that: “In order for women to access leadership roles there must be gender quotas.” Well done to the team of Evelin, Aodhan, Aaron and Laura and thanks to Mr Cogavin and Ms Bradley.

Country Crest Supporting PCS Project.

Josh Tighe Fitzgerald, Aaron Cullen and Adam Doyle visit Country Crest North County Dublin growers and food producers. Tony Doyle and Country Crest are helping students prepare their project for YSI  titled ‘Low Till High Tech’. The project looks at soil types and tilling and seed planting. Country Crest will recycle an old bicycle into a plough and the students will create a soil map of Lesotho.

Visit to Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford for the study of soil maps.

Concern Debate Workshop.

Four Transition year debaters – Evelin Balogh, Benedicta Keil, Sean Hunt and Aodhan Smyth – took part in a Concern Debate Workshop on Wednesday 25th October in the city centre. Students joined debaters from other schools and participated in lots of fun activities that focused on the key skills of debating. They discussed the use of reliable sources for research, they worked on how to effectively offer refutation and rebuttal and there were also some interesting walking debates where students considered whether or not Disney princesses are good role-models for young girls and whether or not MMA should be banned. 
The Senior Debating team will have three debates after the midterm break and are hoping to continue their winning streak! All support is welcome.

Chocolatiers for the Day!

Transition Year students attended Butler’s Chocolate Factory on Monday 15th May. Students got a tour of the production line, sampled some handmade delicacies and decorated their own chocolate elephant. A great chocolate filled day was had by all. Thanks to Ms Tolan and Ms McWilliams.