The Junior GAA Girls Football team had a competitive match against Cois Life today.
They showed great determination and sportsmanship but were narrowly beaten in the end. Hard Luck girls, the performance was excellent.
Arts Week 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.
Throughout the week students took part in workshops including Rapping, African Drumming, Animation, juggling, podcasting, song-writing and Drama. They also enjoyed a lunchtime disco provided by 6th year music enthusiasts, Josh Keating and Jack Colgan.
On the Thursday evening, a Variety Show organised by Mr. O’Connor and Miss McLoughlin, showcased a range of talents from the students of Lucan Community College. The standard of talent was incredible. Well done to all involved!
The finale of Arts Week 2018 took place on Friday the 26th October when staff and students participated in a dress-up day. This years theme was Decades, encouraging students and teachers to choose their favourite decade and get creative with their costumes.
Staff and students alike made a fantastic effort with their costumes. Some of the nostalgiac figures included The Tellytubbies, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Carl Frederickson from the film ‘UP’.
Quiz Master Morris did a fantastic job organising the whole school quiz for Friday afternoon and Miss Mc Loughlin did fantastic work organising the great lucan staff Halloween bake off competition.
The Arts Week committee of Ms Gallagher, Ms Howley, Ms Mulhern, Ms Suttle and Miss Horrican would like to thank everyone for their participation in Arts Week. We hope it was an enjoyable week for all.
Maynooth University presented a scholarship to one of excellent graduates, Rachel Fitzpatrick, for achieving over 500 points in her leaving certificate this year.
We wish Rachel every success as she begins her studies in Maynooth University.
Lucan CC athletics were in flying form on Thursday at the annual Lucan Colleges Cross Country Competitions organised by local club, Lucan Harriers.
Milly Hughes and Liam Fitzgerald, both from class Lir, came in an astonishing 2nd place in both their races. Dara Donoghue from class McVerry also placed 2nd in a very competitive 1500m race.
Áine Burke of class O’Toole took first place in the 6th year girls 1500m.
All 11 athletes ran very solid races and are making huge improvements on their times and places.
Well done to all. They are proving that this year’s theme of ‘Teamwork’ is really paying off for them.
On Tuesday night Lucan Community College hosted Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School in the Concern Debates.
The dramatic debate resulted in a draw – usually unheard of in a debating competition.
The two teams debated on the motion ‘30 years later, the world is no closer to ending the global HIV and AIDS epidemic’.
After the two teams battled it out on topics such as lack of education surrounding HIV/AIDS, stigma, the expensive of HIV medication, the adjudicators retired to deliberate on the result.
The Chief Adjudicator for Concern in announcing the result noted that it was the first time he had ever rewarded a draw as a result in a debate, such was the quality of the argument from both teams.
Congratulations to both teams.
On Thursday October 18th, four of our Student Council members attended the . The AGM was hosted in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone opened the event giving a powerful speech about the importance of youth empowerment.
There was a short film shown that was made by the Leitrim Comhairle na nÓg group highlighting the importance of staying safe on nights out and how even one punch can kill someone.
The slogan used to reinforce this point was ‘Use your brain, not your fists’ which was followed by a member of An Garda Síochána speaking about how drugs and alcohol can play a big factor in the causation of accidents.
The main theme of the event was Body Image with many discussions and activities to raise awareness for this campaign including a speaker from Spunout.ie.
Overall, it was a fantastic day with great messages and a great experience that we hope to share with the other members of the Student Council and the school.
“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana”
This is a Garden Path Sentence, which is a sentence that leads the reader towards a seemingly familiar meaning but is actually not the one intended. This is known Syntactic Ambiguity – involves a sentence that may be interpreted in more than one way due to its sentence structure.
Last week saw us celebrate “Space Week” (4th-10th October) with the students and teachers of Lucan Community College embracing this event.
The event saw us discovering how the plants orbit our solar system, the constellations of the stars, where is the Big Dipper, can we find “Orion’s Belt”?
We also looked at how lasers worked. Did you know the word Laser is actually a scientific acronym L.A.S.E.R for Light Ampilification of Simulatated Emmission of Radiation.
Our Science teachers travelled to Birr, County Offaly over the weekend to visit the original Birr Telescope, which at one time was the largest telescope in the world. Birr Observatory now hosts one of the largest Radio Telescopes in the world.
The teachers also hosted a “Space Week Table Quiz” for our space mad students.
Overall it was a great week, here are some Space Jokes, you might like
‘Why are there no Restaurants on the Moon?. It’s a great place to go, but there’s no atmosphere!’
‘How did the Alien break his phone… he “Saturn” it!’
A huge thanks to our Science teachers in the college for making this event such a huge success!
An excellent Morning was had by 3rd year Art students who visited the world renowned collections of the Hugh Lane Gallery.
The students had an excellent tour which included the stained glass room, which contains the remarkable and ever popular Harry Clarke piece The Eve of St. Agnes as well as work from other 20th century stained glass artist.
Through the Impressionists painting, the collect of Irish art work from Sean Keating to Francis Bacon
At the far end of these galleries is Francis Bacon’s Studio and gallery.
One of the permanent exhibitions on the ground floor of the new wing is the Sean Scully room which contains paintings presented by the artist in 2006.