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Art & Photography Competition – Mental Health Ireland

Create a Poster or photograph promoting positive mental health, themes “Reflecting on How I’ve Grown”. Deadline November 12th 2020. Art must be 2D, landscape A4 paper. Photographs must be hard copy, landscape, 10 x 8 ” print.
Poem, Short story, Drawing or Painting inspired by the Book of Kells. Theme “Colours in the Book of Kells”
Queries and submissions go to Ms P Byrne (Art Department)

‘Home Economics at Home’ Photo Competition

‘Home Economics at Home’ Photo Competition
The Association of teachers of Home Economics (ATHE) ran a photo competition recently. Given the current situation with schools closed, students were encouraged to photograph one aspect of Home Economics they’ve been doing while at home. There were endless possibilities due to the wide range of skills our students learn in Home Economics. We are very proud of our students who entered the competition with photos ranging from delicious baked goods, to two course meals and even creativity sewing a face mask. Some students were very creative with the presentation of their baked goods developing their piping skills. Another student very effectively garnished his homemade soup. Overall, our students submitted photos of a very high standard and we’re very proud of how they’re using their Home Economics skills at home. Well done everyone!  

Lucan CC celebrates Poetry Ireland Day 2019

On Poetry Ireland Day earlier this month, the LLN carried out a poll on both students and staff on their favourite poems.

It appears our very own Seamus Heaney is the most popular poet with both students and staff.

The students’ favourite Heaney poems are: Blackberry Picking;

When All The Others Were Away At Mass; Mid-term Break and

The Early Purges.

The teachers’ favourite Heaney poems are: Postscript, The Tollund Man, Requiem for the Croppies, When All the Others Were Away At Mass and Anything Can Happen.

Favourites with the students are:

The Lake Isle of Innisfree WB Yeats

Daffodils William Wordsworth

Timothy Winters Charles Causley

Tich Miller Wendy Cope

The Road Not Taken Robert Frost

Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen

Favourites with the teachers are:

In Flanders Fields John McCrae

The Wayfarer Patrick Henry Pearse

On Raglan Road Patrick Kavanagh

Begin Brendan Kennelly

I See You Dancing, Father Brendan Kennelly

An Irish Airman Foresees his Death WB Yeats

No Second Troy WB Yeats

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven WB Yeats

Ulysses Alfred Tennyson

Inniskeen Road: July Evening Patrick Kavanagh

Fern Hill Dylan Thomas

Little Red Cap Carol Ann Duffy

 

Take time out to read some of these beautiful poems. The LLN & the English Department at LCC will always continue to foster a love for Poetry with the students, both in the reading and writing of poetry.

“Words, words were truly alive on the tongue, in the head

Warm, beating, frantic, winged; music and blood

But then I was young.”

From “Little Red Cap” by Carol Ann Duffy

Junior Maths team strike gold in Newbridge

Congratulations to our Junior Maths Team, students Ronak Pathak, David Wright, Fintan Buckley, and Charlie O’Malley, on their fantastic victory in the regional IAMTA Problem-Solving Quiz.

The Lucan Community College team took gold in the prestigious Maths Quiz in Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge last week.

They will now go on to represent the school in the National Final on 23 March.

We wish them every success as they prepare for the national final!

We thanks their Maths teachers and Ms Suttle for all their hard work in helping the team prepare for the competition.

Lucan CC team win prestigious Dublin Maths competition

On Friday 25th of January two teams of four Leaving Cert students from Lucan Community College competed in the Dublin region round of the annual Team Math competition in Rathdown School, Glenageary.

This competition has been run by the Irish Maths Teacher’s Association since 1991. This year 48 teams from many different schools in Dublin and the wider area participated.

The competition is composed of 8 rounds of challenging questions based on the Leaving Cert higher level course.

We have competed in this competition for many years but this year is the first year we have been victorious.

We are so proud of our senior Maths A team of Alex Hanley, Luke Neville, Oisίn O’Sullivan and Petra O’Connor.

The team held off serious competition from the other schools including Sandford Park, Gonzaga College, Confey Community College, St. Gerard’s, Bray, St. Wolston’s, Celbridge amongst others and in doing so won the Dublin region competition outright.

The victorious Lucan CC team now progress to the national finals in Maynooth on Saturday 2nd of March. Well done also to our second team of Kevin Wang, Killian Lyons, Przemek Majda and Rίan Porter who performed brilliantly too.

Trailblazers lighting up the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Congratulations to our amazing Lucan Community College students who have been chosen as entrants in this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Five of our students have been selected to take part in this year’s BT Young Scientist Competition.

This year we have Gabriele Kolesnikovaite and Daniel Kolesnikovas, a sister and brother team, selected for their project entitled “An Investigation of How The Bi-Annual Clock Change Effects The Irish Population”, a very topical project. Transition Year team Cora O’Toole, Faye Murphy and Tara Phelan are working on “Women In Sport: a Study To Investigate and Examine The Most Effective Ways of Keeping Girls Playing Sport Throughout Their Teenage Years” and have already gathered over a thousand response to their online survey for their own topical investigation.

Click the link below to hear Cora, Faye and Tara explain more about their investigation from their stand at the exhibition.

Video from BTYSTE from Cora, Faye and Tara

A huge congratulations to these students, and also to their teachers Ms. Healy and Ms. Walsh, for being selected for the Young Scientist Exhibition. Best of luck this week in the RDS. Our Science team will bring all 1st year students to visit the Exhibition this week along with all students who entered projects but were not selected on this occasion.

Student to represent Ireland in upcoming Olympiad

Best of luck to Alex Hanley, 5th year, in this weeks Round 1 of the British Maths Olympiad (BMO) which takes place this coming Friday November 30th, 2018

Alex is already a member of the Ireland Mathematics Olympiad Squad and will again represent his country in the Friday’s Maths Olympiad.

Best of luck Alex – we are all behind you.

LLN Word Challenge Results

Over the last few weeks the LLN committee has been running an exciting new word challenge competition.

The results are now in from this literacy and numeracy initiative.

Students were asked to use a code to find a word that equals 100 euro or to find the most expensive word.

The competition was hugely popular amongst each year group and the standard of entries was simply outstanding.

Among the great entries were Ellie Sisk (1st year) who won with her entry of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis which is a type of lung disease. David Wright  (2nd year) found the longest word in english which is “Titin” the protein.

Oisín O’Sullivan (5th year) cleverly used the German word for 222,222 which was zweihundertzweiundzwanzigtausendzweihundertzweiundzwanzig. Finally, Dylan Wright scooped the prize for the most ironic of entries with hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia which is the fear of long words.

 

The €100 Word Winner were:

1st Year Chris Brady

3rd Year Robert Pal

4th Year Joey Fitzgerald

5th Year Samuel Fay

6th Year Killian Boylan

Longest Word Winner

1st Year Ellie Sisk

2nd Year Emma McGivney

3rd Year David Wright

5th Year Oisin O’Sullivan

6th Year Dylan wright

 

€100 word challenge to promote literacy and numeracy

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The school Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Committee have announced the running of an exciting word challenge competition that involves both literacy and numeracy.

Students are asked to use the code to find a word that equals 100 euro or to find the most expensive word.

Teachers have the application forms for the competition in their post boxes.

This campaign may prove of special interest to Maths and English teachers, but equally it can be done within any subject area across the school.

Examples for this could be the biggest, and therefore most expensive, German or French word, or the longest town name in Wales for Geography!

There is a box for completed application forms just outside the Front Office.

Thanks to the LLN committee and Ms Hickey and Ms Byrne for coordinating this initiative.

 

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The winners of our Valentine’s Day short story competition was announced last week.

A huge congratulations to all involved, the judges were blown away by the standard of the stories submitted.

The overall winner of the Valentine’s competition was Anna Capacarrere, 1st Year.

Well done to organisers the LLN committee coordinated by Ms Hickey.

We hope to publish all of the winning stories on our school website over the coming weeks.