Mar 23 2017

Jessica Gill wins Action Aid Speech Writing Competition – Report and Photo Gallery

Jessica Gill, Form IV, has been selected as winner of ActionAid’s National Speech Writing Competition this year.

The competition final was held in the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). Nine finalists delivered their speeches in front of a panel of judges: Alan O’Neill, CEO, Men’s Development Network; Winifred Ikhine Akinyemi from Irish Aid; Elaine Prendeville, Editor, The Magazine at The Sunday Business Post; and Seona McLoughlin, Coordinator of the Irish Consortium of Gender Based Violence.

 Winning finalists Jessica and Sooad Saleh will travel with their teachers to visit Kenya to see first-hand ActionAid’s Irish Aid funded women’s rights programme this summer.

“This is my third year being involved in the ActionAid Speech Writing Competition and again I am truly impressed by the standard of speech writing and delivery. All students showed excellent analysis of the challenges faced by ActionAid and other NGOs in developing countries, as well as a lot of research into how development projects are making a difference around the world, particularly to women and children. Congratulations to Sooad and Jessica, who had the edge in terms of their understanding of the issues and application to the project.” said Rodney Rice, Chairman of the ActionAid Ireland Board and former RTE Broadcaster

Over 120 students entered the competition, aged 14 to 17, from over 30 schools across the country. The speech topics were focused on women’s rights in development and ranged from areas such as women in leadership and equal distribution of resources.

The Irish Government, through Irish Aid, funds ActionAid’s Women’s Rights programme in Kenya, Malawi, Nepal and Vietnam. ActionAid uses this funding to work with vulnerable communities to prevent girls from marrying young and then dropping out of school as a result and to prevent gender based violence.

Congratulations to Jessica from all at BGS. On the day, her passion for human rights was clearly demonstrated in a wonderful display of research, creativity and critical thinking.

Thank you also to Jo-Ann Enright, Siobhan McGee and everybody at Action Aid Ireland for a very worthwhile competition.

 

 

Mar 23 2017

Boys Hockey Senior Cup Semi Final BGS 2 – 4 Villiers includes photo gallery

BGS got off to a bad start and went 2-0 down early on.

We then mounted a fantastic comeback to get to 2-2, with goals from Ross Smyth and Mark Fitzgerald but then allowed Villiers to go ahead again from a short corner just before half time.

The game remained that way until 10 mins to go when Villiers scored number four to seal their victory.

Well done to a young and progressing BGS team from whom the best is yet to come.

Mar 23 2017

Message from Bus Eireann RE: Strike Action

“Please be aware that all out strike will take place from Friday 24th of March 2017”.

 

Our records show that a number of children attending your school hold tickets issued under the School Transport Scheme for use on these public services, and consequently these families may be affected.

 

School bus services provided under the School Transport Scheme and operated by contractors/Part Time School Bus Drivers are expected to run normally.  Further updates will be available on the Bus Eireann website and on social, national and local media.

 

Bus Eireann regrets any inconvenience caused.”

Mar 23 2017

Hockey: Minor Boys Make Final

Our Minor B Boys beat Villiers 2-1 in their semi final this week with Ian Perrott getting both goals. The final is next Thursday against Midleton in BGS at 2:30. Well done lads!

 

Mar 23 2017

Senior A Girls victorious in Plate Final – includes photo gallery

Well done to our Senior A Girls who won the Plate Final by 3-0 against Scoil Mhuire in Garryduff this past Wednesday.

BGS took control of the game from early on and first half goals from Katie Desmond and Lily Carey saw them hold a commanding lead at half time. Katie added a third in the second half to seal the victory.

The girls now look forward to their League Playoff match this coming week.

Well done to all the girls and their coaches on a great victory.

Mar 23 2017

Bandon Grammar School 375

In 2017-18 we mark the 375th anniversary of the founding of the school.

A big birthday!

We appeal for a loan of old school items, pre 19070s photographs, old publications and your stories for an exhibition. We will take good care of anything you loan to us and return it in good order – stories excepted!

Please contact us on facebook, email office@bgsmail.ie or phone 023 88 41713

Watch out for news of events.

As a warm up view some of the old videos of BGS we have online

School opening at Richmount in 1958

First School Trip Abroad

Mar 23 2017

Soccer Marathon 2017 – Video

The 2017 Marathon took place recently and was a huge success. This was due to the huge efforts of Mr. Collins and the team involved. This video was put together by the BGS Social Media team headed by Erin O’Leary and the video work was done by Erin, Matthew Cotter, Nathan Maiden, Brian Murphy, Jack Scanlon, Ciaran Nixon, Adam Peevers and Owain Buttimer.

soccer marathon from Bandon Grammar on Vimeo.

Mar 23 2017

Junior Disco Tonight Cancelled

Please note that the Junior Disco tonight is cancelled due to clash with other events.

Mar 20 2017

Under 18 Irish Schools & Club Panel

Best wishes to Ashley Deane and Colin Deane called up to the Irish Schools & Clubs selection panel sessions over the next two weekends.
Good luck to Travis Coomey called to the reserve panel also.

Mar 20 2017

Parent Information Evening on ‘Dealing with Exam Stress’

On Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:30pm we will host an information evening on the topic of stress.

Exam times bring with them varying levels of stress and anxiety for both children and parents. Stress affects performance, focus and overall mood.

You can do a huge amount now to support your son or daughter, to make the experience for the whole family a less stressful one.

An expert on the topic, Dr. Benjamin Martin, will discuss the physical and emotional effects stress plays on peoples lives and shares solutions to these daily stresses.

 

Please note this session is dedicated to parents only and exam students will have their own session with Dr. Martin during school hours. This should prove to be a beneficial evening for parents of Exam students and we hope to see a great turn out.

For more information on the Cork Wellness Champions please visit http://www.wellnesschampions.org/Dr-Benjamin-Martin.cfm

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