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Scottish Play

Senior students in Killarney Community College were treated to a unique performance of the 'Scottish Play' when Boil in the Bag Productions visited the school recently. As part of their curriculum, fourth and fifth year students studying Macbeth were delighted to see both a contemporary and classic interpretation of the famous play. And as an extra treat, Boil in the Bag Productions is managed by Butcher Boy actor Eamonn Owens and actress Orlaith Rafter, famous for her role as Robin in RTE's Fair City. Students were star struck by the famous guests, and there wasn't a noise in the school library during the actors' passionate performance. Fourth Year student Gavin Lyne was very impressed with the diversity of the Macbeth production. "It was really interesting to compare the original version of Macbeth with a modern adaptation that takes place in contemporary Dublin. It helped me to better understand some of the major themes of the play". Killarney Community College students also appreciated the Questions and Answers session that was offered by Boil in the Bag after the performance.

 

Nano Superhero

Killarney Community College student Zac Dwyer had a smile painted on his face after winning a nationwide 'Design Your ' competition run by Trinity College Dublin. As part of Trinity's Crann and Science Gallery's 'nanoscience schools' competition, Zac used his knowledge of nanoscience to design a nano superhero named Firewall. As part of his prize, Zac's superhero will be brought to life by a professional cartoonist and will be featured in an international nanoscience forum, Euro Nano Forum, taking place in Dublin's Convention Centre in June 2013.

"Zac is thrilled to have won such a prestigious and competitive event", says teacher Andrea Thornton. "He is a very talented artist and we are so proud of his achievement." The CRANN Centre in Trinity College have also extended an invitation to Zac and his friends to visit their science gallery and learn more about nanoscience.

 

Bronze Gaisce Award

This year in Killarney Community College we have 18 pupils receiving their Bronze Medal as part of Gaisce-The President’s Award. Gaisce - the President’s Award is Ireland’s National Challenge Award, the country’s most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland, to young people aged between 15 and 25.

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Leaving Certificate Graduation Night

Thursday 23rd May 2013 was a very special evening in the school -The Leaving Certificate Graduation, Class of 2013 took place.  The ceremony hosted by Fr. Niall was truly inspirational and each student participated in the evening. Principal, Fiona O'Brien thanked the students and their parents for their participation in the life of the school over the past five years. She highlighted how proud the staff are of the Class of 2013 and wished them every success in the next chapter of their life. The night also remembered all the good times the students have spent in Killarney Community College with pictures that brought a smile or maybe a tear to some. We wish the Class of 2013  every success for their onward journey - their own path in life.

L.C.V.P. Fundraising for Life Changing Operation

On Monday 20th May 2013, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme students along with their teachers Ms. Eilish O'Leary and Ms. Kerri McCarthy arranged a Fun Day for first year students in the school including a non-uniform day for the rest of the students. First year students participated in a Soccer Tournament, the winning team received medals and other students watched a movie.  It was a fundraiser for LCVP student Suzanna Zuchowski brother who is to undergo a life changing operation in Poland over the coming weeks.

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