Elaine Garde from the Heritage Council engaged our first years in a lively energetic workshop about biodiversity and pollinators. The girls discovered the link between the letters of the Ogham Alphabet and nature, the relevance of the seasons and the continuity of life. They learnt the language of ecologists and the importance of bees and other pollinators to humans. They made mini bug hotels which they hung in the school yard. This complements the work of the TY girls who built a large bug hotel in September. Elaine kindly launched their bug hotel and commended their planting of pollinator friendly plants. St. Vincents are well on the road to aiding the National Pollinators Plan.
Many thanks to all students and staff for their aid in this project, especially Vivien for sharing her construction wisdom and skills. many thanks to Bernadette Connolly from Cork Environmental Forum for kindly funding this workshop.
It is with great pride we recognise our Transition Year students who recently won the UCC Translation Competition 'Me, Myself and I - Translated'.
s a reward for their hard work they were taken on a guided tour of University College Cork. Students were awarded their Certificates from Professor Nuala Finnegan for their outstanding work and creativity. They also bumped into one of our past pupils Emma Sheahan who is currently studying in languages UCC.
Congratulations to our successful students and their teachers Ms. D. Twomey and Ms. G. Murphy for their support and encouragement.
Over the last week both students and teachers have been actively engaged in Math's Week here at St. Vincent's Secondary School.
The week has been a celebration of all things Maths and an exploration of all the ways mathematics can be used in our daily lives.
A huge thank you to all the students who took part and to their teachers Mr. Barry and Ms. C. Connolly for organising these events
Out extremely talented 2nd Year Art students recently hosted a 'Flash Art Exhibition' in the Social area of our school. The exhibition displayed how our students used simple objects to ignite their creativity to develop their own original artworks. This helped the students recognise that art can be generated from the world around us and inspiration can come from anywhere.
St Vincent’s 3rd Years had a drawing class with a difference when they visited the Crawford Gallery and sketched their favourite artworks from the art exhibition Heroes and Villains currently showing.
Today Tuesday September 25th St Vincent’s 4th Years were treated to day out in beautiful West Cork as part of a cross curricular learning experience between the Science, Art and History departments. Starting with a guided tour of the art exhibition Coming Home: The Great Hunger currently running at the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen, the pupils saw works by Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry, Rowan Gillespie and Dorethy Cross to name but a few. Next, they explored the picturesque shores of Lough Hyne and the Knockomagh Wood Nature Reserve just outside Skibbereen, where they were kept busy collecting scientific data on various flora and fauna along with creating on-the-spot artworks in pencil and watercolour. The trip was finished off with a viewing of a unique art installation on the grounds of Skibbereen Community Hospital titled 110 Skibbereen Girls which commemorates a group of teenage girls who emigrated during the time of the Famine to Melbourne Australia.
Prome Hossain: “Going to Skibbereen was an unforgettable experience…Waking up early was definitely worth it!”