Roscommon Community College

February 23, 2018

Enterprise Awards

From the beginning of the academic year, our transition year students have been perfecting their business ideas for their mini companies. On Friday 9th February, they took part in the Student Enterprise Awards Competition in our school where they showcased their business ideas. The competition is run by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and our entrepreneurs were interviewed by the judges about the process they had just gone through. The judges were, Sinead Fannon (Marketing Consultant), Ann Brown (LEO) and Jeremy Cullen (LEO). We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for their support and advice to students on setting up and running a company.

We would like to congratulate our students for their hard work and commitment and a huge well done to all who took part.

The following prizes were awarded and were very well deserved:


1st Prize – Wooden Crafts

Laura Leonard and Séan Trundle.

2nd Prize – Sass

Sophia Ivanenko, Farrah Rahmat and Anne Marie Croughan.

3rd Prize – Club Calendars

Tara Hegarty and Meabh Hickey.

New Concept Development

Michael Lough, Dean Cribbon and Ryan Davies.

Best Interview and Presentation Skills

Keelan Gallagher.

Induction Day

On Thursday 15th February, Roscommon Community College welcomed 6th class students to a ‘Fun Ice-Breaker Day’ in the school. All 6th class students are looking forward to joining the student population here in the school in September 2018.
The day was filled with activities for all interests and abilities. Students took part in engaging science experiments, worked as a team to create artistic masterpieces, broke the ice with some challenging sporting tasks and learned some new moves in Zumba! This day allowed students to get to know each other and establish connections before they begin in first year.
It was great opportunity for staff to meet with all incoming students and to enjoy all of the activities with them. We are looking forward to welcoming all new students into the school in the coming academic year.

German Film Trip
Second year German language students were delighted to attend a film screening of the new, coming-of-age German film, ‘Goodbye Berlin’ with their teachers Ms. Dennigan, Mr. Mannion and Roscommon Community College’s German Language Assistant Ms. Danner on Tuesday 20th February. The screening took place in the Arts Centre. An enjoyable experience was had by all.


Congratulations to Michael Staunton who was recently selected for the Irish U17 Badminton team. Michael, along with three others were selected to represent Ireland for the coming year. The Irish under 17 team will compete against Belgium in an international friendly followed by the Victor Jot U17 individual event in Edegem Belgium. The event will take place over the Easter weekend March 29th. This is a hugely prestigious honour and opportunity for an excellent student that has placed a great emphasis on excelling in both sporting and academic fields.

Art Exhibition

An intrigued Orla Leyden as students work hard on their pieces for exhibit on March 8th


Dr. Frank Chambers and Cathaoirleach Orla Leydon with 2nd year pupils showing their preparatory work for the upcoming exhibition in Aras and Contae.

Cathaoirleach Orla Leydon with 2nd year student Jake Mullaly displaying his preparatory work for the upcoming exhibition in Aras and Countae on March 8th.

Roscommon Community College will present an exhibition of ceramics and prints inspired by celtic art of the past entitled ‘A Celtic Past’. We extend a warm invitation to all to attend the opening ceremony in Áras an Chontae at 6pm on Thursday 8th March where Councillor and Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Orla Leyden, will officially open the exhibition.

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