CCM School News 12-05-23

CCM School News 12-05-23


What a great DIL event in the early hours of Saturday, 6 May, in Wicklow Town. Thank you, in particular, to the staff and students of CCM who volunteered and helped with the organisation and stewarding of this important community event.

On Tuesday, 25 Transition Year students completed their 30km Gaisce challenge. The route started in Rathdrum, followed the river to Clara Vale and, after a long hike across Trooperstown Hill, ended in Laragh village. On day two, the students set off at Glendasan and followed the Miners' Road to Glendalough. From here, they hiked part of Camenderry Hill and followed the route to Laragh village. The students rose to the challenge and completed the task in great form. They must be acknowledged for their excellent behaviour, effort and attitude throughout the trip.
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'Wrapparound' is a rap music and poetry event that is held every year for participating schools from around the country. This showcase event took place in Trinity College in Dublin on Tuesday, 9 May. A number of our Second year students represented our school after taking part in several rap music workshops in the library. Over six weeks, the students worked with a professional performance poet, Karl Parkinson, to create their own poems which they performed on stage in front of other schools. Well done to Eoin Mitchell, Daniel Fleming, Kayla Connolly Doyle, Oliver Beeston, Kalum Twomey, Howie Thomas, Kayla Miley, Freya Roche, Jack Gill, Saoirse Shanahan and Joseph Clancy who each received a certificate from the director of Poetry Ireland at the end of the event.
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On Thursday, 11 May, the JCSP Summer Literacy and Numeracy Awards took place in the school library. Awards were presented to all students nominated by teachers for literacy and numeracy, and final certificates were presented to all Third year students. Also, each of the prize winners received a €20 voucher for Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Arklow. Entertainment was provided by well-known storyteller Neil De Burca and some treats were distributed to all students.
Well done to all and, in particular, to the Third Year students whose hard work and achievements were acknowledged at this lovely ceremony.
On Wednesday afternoon, 3 May, CCM faced Arklow CBS in the First Year Wicklow Post Primary Schools A Final. CCM started brightly and took an early lead thanks to some accurate shooting from Kale Conyard, Daniel Murphy and Rhys Behan. CCM led 1-7 to 1-1 mid-way through the first half. Two late goals in the first half saw Arklow CBS lead by 1 point at halftime- 3-3 to 1-8.
The Arklow boys started the second half much stronger and built up a lead halfway through the second half but some great goals from CCM's Harry Butler reduced the gap to 5 points with ten minutes to go. Despite the best efforts from all the players and subs, CCM couldn't regain the lead and Arklow ran out winners on the day. All players played well and tried their best on the day with particular mention to Rhys Behan who was superb for CCM throughout.
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On Wednesday, 10 May, CCM faced off against Wicklow Educate Together in three friendly matches. First, the CCM Second year boys played against the Second and Third year WETSS boys. Our lads played well and managed to take the win for CCM (15-12), starting the day off well. The First year boys were up next against a strong First and Second year WETSS squad and the age difference showed in this game, unfortunately, with WETSS showing some excellent skills and taking the game 28-18.
Finally, the girls squared up against a well-drilled WETSS line. However, our girls were too much for them on the day and they took another win for CCM with a scoreline of 22-18. It was a really fun morning and so nice to see the students play against friends from their neighbourhood and other sports club. There was a great vibe in the room on the day and the event was well organised by our own Peter Dunne (referee), Alison Kenny (scorekeeper) and Alex Dickenson (timekeeper), so big thanks to them for their help on the day!