TY Calcutta Trip

Recently Mark Llewellyn, Theo Ban, Fabrizio Sforza and Shane Goodman all raised money for HOPE and went to India with the HOPE Foundation during the Easter for a week.

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Transition Year SOAR workshop

The SOAR workshop is based around improving mental health and mindfulness. Students were given the opportunity to speak openly about school and other aspects of life. SOAR provided a rare chance for students to speak their minds in among their peers without judgement. Overall it was a fantastic day and we’d like to thank the SOAR foundation for their visit.

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TY Ceilí Mór

As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, our TY’s took part in a Ceilí Mór. For the last few weeks they have learning how to dance at a Ceilí. On thursday March 10th girls from Regina Mundi joined them for a mighty rince. Needless to say plenty fun was had.

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Film Studies Module

Over the last number of weeks, transition year students have been participating in a film studies project in which they were tasked with creating their own movie. In total four movies were made. Students were allowed to create their own plot and cast the roles for the films. Students were encouraged to try different camera angles led by the director to make the best film they could. The module lasted 6 weeks in total and the four films are being sold on one disk for €20.

French Exchange 2016

This week St Francis College is hosting seven French students from Lycée St Vincent, Paris as part of our annual French exchange programme.

The students arrived in Cork on Friday 1st April with their Irish exchange partners who were returning home after a ten day visit to Paris. During their stay in France our students had the opportunity to attend school and to enjoy excursions to Paris and Fontainebleau and also travelled to Normandy to see the impressive Mont St Michel.

The seven French students are adapting well to life in an all boys’ school and are thoroughly enjoying our range of sporting activities. On Thursday they will oppose our students in a tennis tournament and on Friday they will challenge us in the Lycée St Vincent V Lycée St Francis soccer match, which has become somewhat of a tradition. Competition is mounting as the French students hope to smash our unbeaten record. May the best Saint win!

On Wednesday the French students will visit UCC and learn about George Boole, the forefather of the digital age and on Friday they will visit the Blackrock Castle Observatory.

We extend a warm welcome to our exchange students and we wish them un très bon séjour.

Check out some photos below

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