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Arts Week took place and took over Lucan Community College for the week before midterm break for 5 successive days. Arts Week is our chance as a school community to celebrate the visual, dramatic and creative arts.
This academic year coincides with the 30th Anniversary of Lucan Community College and with this milestone occasion our theme for the year is Legacy. Every effort was made to ensure that the theme influenced the proceedings.
Throughout the week students took part in workshops including Rapping, African Drumming, Animation and Hip Hop Dancing. They also enjoyed a lunchtime disco provided by 6th Year student, Luke Cross.
On the Wednesday evening, a Variety Show organised by Mr. O’Connor, Mr. Upton and Mr. Coogan, showcased a range of talents from the students of Lucan Community College. The standard of talent was incredible. Well done to all involved!
This year for Arts Week, the students took part in the creation of a collaborative piece of visual art. Each student created their own miniature self-portrait which will be used to create a mosaic. This is in keeping with the theme of Legacy and will certainly contribute towards each of the students legacy in Lucan Community College. We look forward to its unveiling!
The finale of Arts Week 2017 took place on Friday the 27th October when staff and students participated in a dress-up day. This years theme was an obvious choice – Legends – in keeping with the theme of Legacy. Staff and students alike made a fantastic effort with their costumes with some of the ‘Legends’ including; Steve Jobs, Jesus, Kurt Cobain, Santa Claus, Medusa and even the legendary David Attenborough!
The Arts Week committee of Ms Gallagher, Ms Howley, Ms Mulhern and Ms Suttle, expertly guided by Mr Duffy, would like to thank everyone for their participation in Arts Week. We hope it was an enjoyable week for all.
D.E.A.R. – Drop Everything And Read during our annual Reading Week.
All students will be reading their own novel for the 12.35pm class this week during our annual Reading Week. Enjoy the ‘quiet’ time…
In conjunction with Reading Week, there will be the ‘Pleonasm’ competition running across the school – please listen out for the announcements over the PA system.
Original artwork displayed around the school for Reading Week. This amazing poster is by Gail Elises (5th year).
The deadline for applications for 1st year 2018 has now passed. Please contact the office if you wish to submit a late application.
Our recent open evening was a huge success. There was a very large attendance of primary school students and their parents who were very impressed by the school. All subjects departments made a great effort to provide those in attendance with a flavour of the various activities which take place. Well done and thanks to our current students who helped out with the preparations, demonstrations, and tours of the school. Also thanks to the members of the parents’ association who provided refreshments on the evening.
Our senior hurling team gave a great battling performance to edge out Hartstown CS by two points in their semi-final clash. The final score was 0-12 to 1-7. Best players on the day were Luke Finnerty, Paul Claffey, Rory Stapleton, Alan Murphy, Charlie Keher and man of the match Ben Mullins.
Well done to our senior rugby team who had an excellent win over Castleknock CC. The final score 0f 24-15 reflected a great win, but we always had a slight upper hand. Best on the day were Thomas Mortell (who scored 14 points), Alex Tierney, Aaron Binu, Ethan Ntembenya, Oisin Smyth, Keith Devoy, and man of the match John McMurray.
Well done to our girl’s soccer team who had 2-1 win over Loreto, Crumlin. Best players were Zara Lawless, Caitlin Maguire and Emma Fallon.
Our Maths teachers and students are busy recently with activities as part of Maths week. Many students and teachers competed in the Mangahigh Maths challenge. There was also a poster competition for junior cycle students.
Arts Week Talent show: Our annual Arts Week was a great success. Activities included workshops for all 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th year students, dress-up day, an all-school table quiz and a student talent show. The talent show took place on Tuesday 25th at 7pm in the school hall and there was a great attendance. Thanks to Mr Duffy, Mr O’Connor and all who helped to ensure that it was a great success.
What a fantastic ‘artistic’ week – great fun and great learning. All first, second, third and fifth years took part in a full day of workshops throughout the week culminating in our annual Dress Up Day on Friday 28th October. This year workshops concentrated on areas such as pod-casting and music technology but also the usual favourites were back – African and Samba Drumming, Bodhrán playing, Circus Skills and Juggling to name only some.
The Dress-Up day, in appreciation of the centenary of the 1916 Rising, was to form a human tri-colour flag with different years wearing the Green, White and Orange which we attempted in the drizzle before all students and teachers took part in our annual Whole School Table Quiz. Thanks to Mr Ciarán Duffy for organising the week (again) and for all the staff who helped make this week run so smoothly for our wonderful students.
The SpinRowathon was also introduced this year as a charity fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society and we thank all the students and their families and friends who donated to this great cause. Thanks to Jimmy Stagg from Stagg Cycles Lucan who provided the bikes and rollers for the spinathon.
Enjoy the midterm break.
Our annual arts week was a wonderful success with students participating in a wide range of workshops and activities throughout the week. The student talent show on Monday night showcased our wonderfully musical and artistic students and was expertly and uniquely compered by Deven O’Kearney. Wednesday was our Halloween themed dress-up day – hope not too many Lucanians were traumatized by the ghoulish costumes! We ended with a sponsored ice-bucket challenge with students, teachers and principal braving a soaking in order to raise money for arts week and for Pieta house. Well done to all for your participation and to our Arts week team for organizing events.
Silence fell around LCC at 12.35 every day during Reading Week while students and teachers discovered the pleasure of immersing yourself in a good book. Good luck to all who entered our Halloween poetry competition and well done to those who received certificates for engaging in the Bookworm Summer reading club. Thanks to our English department and literacy team.