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LCC in 1986- The Joe Jackson Video

When I became Principal of Lucan Vocational School in 1983, I decided to use my involvement in Writing to the advantage of the School, and vice versa, so I initiated this project. It had three strands. Strand 1 was the appointment of the first Writer-in-Residence in Ireland, Joe Jackson, who has now made public this wonderful video account of his year working in the school in 1986. Strand 2 was the organisation of a programme of workshops, across all genres, given by established writers for new or aspiring writers. Strand 3 was the employment of the poet, Padraig McGrane to do research and admin – this enabled me to launch the Irish Writers Union and the Irish Writers Centre. All of this new ground was broken in Lucan.
Anthony Malone who was a student in the school at the time, subsequently a teacher, and now a lecturer in the Education Department of NUI Maynooth, comments on the Joe Jackson video: ‘It brought back such great memories. It was such a genuinely transformative experience for me and was the beginning of my lifelong love of the arts.’
–   Jack Harte

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Congratulations ‘Class of 2021’

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THE IRISH TIMES MEETS LCC

A massive thank you to all staff members and 6th year students who were involved in the Irish Times interview and video article, recorded over a four hour period on 19/05/21. These include Diane Birnie, Grainne Malone, Jason Carey, Elaine Brady, John Grimes, Una Howley, Marion Freeman and Emma Geraghty with Stephen Brett, Andrew Purcell working behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.  Thanks were expressed to the wider DDLETB support teams that have worked closely with us during the last year and in particular to the Digital Support Team led by Sam Conroy. A special thanks to the Prefect Team, mentioned in the article and to the students who took part in the SPHE class that was described.  The mini life stories of our students are wonderful and their quotes do your heart good. Their maturity and positive outlook on events of the past 18 months were reassuring to hear and their display of resilience and confidence was positively commented on throughout the morning by the IT educational editor, Carl O’Brien and videographer Enda O’Dowd. The video piece highlights an SPHE resilience class designed by Emma Geraghty and co-presented with Marion Freeman. This content has also been adapted and presented to 1st year students as part of our whole school approach to student pastoral care, health and wellbeing – ‘Aontas’.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/how-coronavirus-has-shaped-this-year-s-leaving-cert-students-1.4572937

 

NEWSLETTER 05/05/21

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Newsletter 21/04/21

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REMOTE EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAMME

Lucan CC will launch their online extra curricular programme on April 19th. There will be a great range of club/activities for all year groups to get involved in. Huge thanks to the teachers volunteering their time and Ms. Brooks for organising.

David Wright, 6th Year Lucan CC, interviewed by The Irish Times about the finalised plans for LC2021:

David Wright, 6th Year Lucan CC, interviewed by The Irish Times about the finalised plans for LC2021: a great article from a student perspective.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/i-can-finally-breathe-students-on-plans-for-leaving-cert-2021-1.4488833

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Transition Year News

Congratulations to the Transition Year students who applied for the Royal College of Surgeons online programme of events running this week, this is a fantastic opportunity for them and will give them a fascinating insight into all things medical.
The Transition Year Law students are about to embark on a schedule of modules drawn up by The Law Society of Ireland, Lucan Community College is delighted to be part of this initiative and students will receive certification of their involvement in this new departure.
On Thursday 25th the Transition Year students will all take part in a workshop provided by the Education officer from Reptile Haven, this should be a very interesting insight for the students.

SPIN AR SCOIL

6th Year Lucan CC student David Wright is one of four students in the country, who for 8 weeks will be working with the SPIN AR SCOIL radio show – the one-stop shop for Leaving Cert Students.
It is a unique opportunity for Leaving Cert students to get involved in a weekly live interactive subject special show.
  • Each Saturday they focus on one core Leaving Cert Subject with the help of a subject experts and special guests.
  • How best to achieve your grades from home?
  • Tips and tricks to acing the exam paper or accumulating the best-calculated grades.
  •  Special Guests: Subject experts, including teachers who create, examine and correct Leaving Cert papers for the Department of Education & Science, authors of Leaving Cert textbooks and specialist grinds teachers.
Links to Episode 1 and SPIN AR SCOIL on SPIN 1038:

https://www.goloudnow.com/podcasts/spin-ar-scoil-730#/