Friday, 30 March 2012

College Press: Easter Edition

Are you looking for news and reviews on all the latest music, games and books for the Easter season? Then look no further, as this month’s College Press is now available!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

1V Class Magazine

First Year Class 1V shares with NewEnglish their class magazine. The pupils created the magazine as part of activities in the college for World Book Day.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Grass is Singing/The Theme of Power

Sixth year students Aisling Wyer and Luke Tai share with NewEnglish a presentation they have created on Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing. The presentation specifically focuses on the theme of power in the novel. The pupils studied the novel as part of their Leaving Certificate comparative course here in the college.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

2B or Not 2B

A second year class from the College has compiled a class magazine as part of the World Book Day activities taking place in the school this month. The pupils talk about Healthy Eating week, write poetry and give reviews on the latest music and games. So click below and have a look!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Photography Series: Edel Kelly

The second in a short series of TY photography projects can be found below. Edel Kelly completed her project with the theme of 'Moments'.

Friday, 23 March 2012

#NC140 Finalists

#NC140 Finalists
Be sure to click on the links below to go and vote for your winner!

Robert May
We were always close, but that repulsive wheeze as the pain shot through her body could not stop me from praying "please, not again" (Sixth Year)
Alan Kelly
Shaun, the last person on earth sits down in his living room to have his dinner; he hears   a knock on the door. (Second Year)

Ellen Higgins
Mum’s gone, friends over, house fire. (Second Year)

Sam Burke
We stood there brother against brother, our swords drawn. We inhaled and ran at each other as the golden sun rose over the trees.
(First Year)
Blathnaid Corless
I lay in a hypnotic state. Exasperation and shock lay in the faces of those that surrounded me; with all but me knowing why. (Second Year)

Pupils can help the judges select their winner by going to the @NewEnglishIRL twiiter page and voting.

The voting page can also be found here.

Good luck to all of the finalists. The winner will be announced on Thursday March 29th with the winner collecting a 20 euro One-For-All voucher.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Philip Larkin Revision

Philip Larkin Revision

 Below is a Philip Larkin revision booklet compiled by a sixth year class here in the college. The pupils studied the poetry of Larkin as part of their Leaving Certificate course for 2012.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

T.Y. Photography Projects

Today Transition Year pupil David Devaney shares with us a photography project he recently completed. David undertook the project as part of his Tranistion Year Media course. This is the first in a short series that will be posted to the Blog.

Friday, 9 March 2012

College Press

Extra Extra!

Come read the latest edition of our College Press magazine.

Sixth Year Poetry Presentation

This is a collaborative Slideshow prepared by three sixth year pupils on Adrienne Rich and her poem The Uncle Speaks in the Drawing Room.
Lorna Cudmore, Gavin Brady and Hannah Armstrong studied the poetry of Adrienne Rich as part of their L.C. Course.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

World Book Day

March 1st: World Book Day
Today is World Book Day. Click here for full details. Here are some ways to get involved with the activities that are going on around the school;

*Junior Table Quiz – wiil be taking place for First and Second Years in their English classes. There will be a class prize to the highest scoring class.
*Class magazine – Over the next two weeks classes can create a class magazine that will win them prizes and get featured on the Blog.
*Individual Prizes - Submit a book review, poem or special article to your English teacher over the next two weeks to win an individual award. 

Get your World Book Day off to a great start by listening to this short story The Teacher’s Tales of Terror from WorldBookDay's StoryTimeOnline

The Teacher’s Tales of Terror from WorldBookDay's StoryTimeOnline on Vimeo.