Tuesday 24 September 2019.
FAI COACHING COURSE
On Tuesday the 24th of September, 24 of the 26 FAI coaching course students from ACS TY attended Ashbourne United’s top class facility to complete their Safeguarding & Child Protection Basic Awareness Workshop and Coaching Course. In the morning workshop, the students learned how to protect the children and themselves as future coaches. This information is invaluable, not just in soccer but all forms of sports that involve children. The afternoon was spent on the astro turf where students learned how to organise a training session for primary school children of all ages and abilities.
By James O’Sullivan (TY Journalist)
Monday 23 September 2019
VISIT TO DUBLIN ZOO
Our TY students had a wonderful time at Dublin Zoo yesterday 23rd of September. The students took part in an animal conservation workshop, where they discussed the threats faced by animals in the wild, from poaching to climate change, as well as learning about the measures taken to conserve and help these animals. They also learned about the lengths the zoo goes to in order to make the animals feel at home in replicas of their own habitats. The TYs were allocated time after the workshop to look around the zoo with their friends.
By Neil Finnegan (TY Journalist)
Wednesday 25 September 2019
Great win by ACS senior ladies GAA team today beating Colaiste na h’Insine in Bettystown. The score was 11-22 to 0-7 with goals from Shannon Russell, Katie Twomey, Amy O’ Brien, Alya Hannigan, Rosin O’ Connor and Niamh Linnane.
All the girls played excellently, brilliant game by everyone! The team even stopped off at Bettystown beach to celebrate after the match!
It was a brilliant day over all.
Written by Emma Donovan and Sara Thompson.
Thursday 26 September 2019.
Third year classes O’Kelly and Childers have been creating posters in solidarity with the strikes for climate action taking place around the world. Decorated with eye-catching designs and emphatic slogans, the signs will soon be on display around the halls of the school. The international movement was inspired by climate activist Greta Thunberg, who in 2018 staged a protest urging adults to take responsibility and take action.
By Neil Finnegan
On Thursday, 20th September in Ashbourne Community School, TY Class Rowan held a bake sale in red area at break time. It was a great success as many people donated while also getting to eat yummy treats. They raised an amazing €132!
All of the proceeds went to St. Francis Hospice. It was a great success!
Written by Sara Thompson and Emma Donovan (TY Journalists).