May 25 2017

Sports Day 2017

Bandon Grammar School Annual Sports Invites 2017

May 22 2017

TY Graduation 2017

TY Graduation & Exhibition 2017

May 21 2017

Munster Schools Athletics Championships Results

Huge congratulations to all who did fantastically well in yesterday’s Munster School’s Athletics Championships.

For the girls the outstanding performances were a gold medal for our Junior 4x100m Relay team, gold for Stacey Komolafe in Junior Girls Long Jump, Aisling Cassidy who took silver in the Inter Girls Hurdles & gold in the Triple Jump, 4th place in the 4x100m Inter girls relay, silver for Amy Buttimer in the Walk, silver in the girls 4x300m senior Relay, bronze for Ella Nicholson in the Senior Girls Long Jump.

For the Boys Mark Collins won gold and broke the record in the Minor Shot Putt and also won gold in the Junior Discus in a remarkable perfomance, Chrion Obialor took gold in the Junior Shot Putt and Cian Kingston won silver in the Intermediate Shot Putt and Discus. BGS took gold in the senior 4x100m relay and silver in the Senior 4x400m Relay. James French claimed silver in the Senior Shot Putt while Travis Coomey won silver in the Senior Discus and gold in the Hammer.

Overall our Junior Girls came second place, our Inter girls also came second, Minor boys placed third, Junior Boys took second place and our Senior Boys ranked first.

Well done to all athletes, coaches, parents and everyone involved and best wishes to all who progress to the All – Ireland Schools.

May 19 2017

South Munster Athletics Photo Gallery

May 16 2017

Darragh Ryan and Cian Lynch attend Model United Nations in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Debate Success

 

By Darragh Ryan Form 5

 

At 8:30pm on Wednesday the 12th of April; Cian Lynch, Melvin Buttimer and I arrived in Baku international airport, Azerbaijan.

The next day we were brought to the school the conference was being held, Baku Oxford College, and given a brief run-down of MUN procedure. We spent the rest of the day walking around the city taking in the sights such as the expansive sea-side boulevards, parts of the old city and monumental sky-scrappers.

Friday was the first day of the conference, we were put into our committees and began our tasks. In model united nations each delegate is given the task of representing a country in one of the UN councils. Cian was tasked with representing Lithuania in the UNICEF council which focuses on enforcing human rights around the world and increasing the standards of living for those in poverty. To start the conference, he and his council had to decide which of the three given topics they were going to try to deal with:

Measures to protect and provide support for street children in urban areas

Strengthening measures and responses to prevent all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse in Less Economically Developed Countries

Measures to implement and promote rights to safe water and sanitation

I was chosen to represent Ukraine on the Security Council, the UN body responsible for achieving and maintaining peace across the world. The Security Council works differently to others as our council comprised of only 15 members in total (compared to other councils 30+) and instead of having three days to work on one issue we had one issue a day.  For the first day, we were asked to write a resolution which included “Measures to combat internal terrorist organizations in West Africa” focusing primarily on the rise of Boko Haram.

After the conference had finished for the day we were taken to a nearby hotel and treated to a Gala dinner, hosted by the school, in which we were given the opportunity to try tradition Azerbaijani food. The Gala dinner was followed by a disco, before we were driven back to our hotel.

During the second day of the conference Cian’s groups began working on drafting a resolution for their chosen topic of safe water and sanitation. My council began work on our second issue “The question of the refugees in the Mediterranean: threats to stability, peace and security”. We finished drafting and voting on our resolution 1 hour early so to fill the time we were treated to an “Emergency Session” in which the Secretary General (Head of the event) came to inform us that Russian and American war planes had collided over Syrian; and it was our task to come to a peaceful resolution between the two members.

The third and final day of the conference was focused around the GA (General Assembly) in which all, but one, of the councils come together in one room to judge, evaluate and ultimately vote on the resolution the other committees had produced. Cain’s council successfully managed to pass their Safe Water act in the GA. The Security Council on the other hand did not attend, as the security council has the power to pass its own resolution; and so instead we began work on our third and final topic “The question of the crisis in Ukraine”. It was a long and difficult day, full of bitter arguments on both sides and multiple veto threats; but in the end, after much debate, and a few concessions the resolution main submitted by the delegation of Ukraine (me) won and the resolution was passed.

On the final day of our travels we took a guided tour around the city and some of the surrounding area; allowing us to get a closer and more detailed look at the things we saw on our first day.

Overall the trip was a great experience, I learn much about public speaking, rhetoric and international politics; not to mention the many skills I developed fundraising for and organising the event.

 

May 11 2017

Form 1 Book List 2017-2018

Click on link for Booklist Form I 2017-2018

May 11 2017

Composers in the Classroom

Well done to all our students who  took part in the ‘Composers in the Classroom’ programme. There were four groups involved andall four songs were written by themselves as part of the programme in conjunction with Cork International Choral Festival. They worked on the project for 9 months with Cork singer-songwriter Fergal O’ Connor.

You can enjoy the songs in the videos below which were recorded in Cork City Hall on April 28th.

 

Composers in the Classroom from Bandon Grammar on Vimeo.

 

Composers in the classroom 2 from Bandon Grammar on Vimeo.

 

Composers in the classroom 3 from Bandon Grammar on Vimeo.

 

Composers in the classroom 4 from Bandon Grammar on Vimeo.

May 09 2017

Jennifer Barry wins best Senior Performer at Feis Maitiu

Many congratulations to Jennifer Barry on her fantastic performance at the recent Feis Maitiu. Jennifer first of all won best performance in a scene from a movie . As a result of this she was then was selected to compete against other senior performers in the overall senior competition. Jennifer duly won the overall senior performer of feis matiu 2017. Well done on a fantastic achievement.

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May 09 2017

Apprentice Chef Finalists

Three Bandon Grammar School students are anxiously preparing their dishes ahead of the final of the Apprentice Chef competition on Thursday the 11th of May in Tralee.

Ella Maguire, Lynn Sweetnam and Katie Bennett are all in Transition Year and will each cook a dish and present a project under the title Good Mood Food.

Students across Munster compete in the event, sponsored by Flogas Ireland and Failte Ireland. The competition, which is in its fifth year, began in October and over 500 students have watched demonstrations and participated in workshops along the way.

The aim of the competition is “to steer students towards eating a healthier and more balanced diet that will improve their mental and physical health and to also promote the catering industry as a career choice.”

The three students will have to prepare restaurant standard dishes to be presented to a panel of judges.

Prizes include a cookery workshop at the student’s school, €1,000 of kitchen utensils and a specially commissioned Ambri chopping board.

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May 08 2017

Active Schools Week 2017

Active Schools Week 2017 took place this past week.

There was a huge variety of events over the week including crossbar challenge, foot golf, sack race, sumo wrestling the mile challenge and many other events.

A huge amount of work goes into this event every year from our PE department and yet again it was a fantastic success with our students getting into the spirit and having a great week.

For more photos and videos visit https://www.facebook.com/bandongrammarschool/ or follow our Extra Curricular Activities Instagram account @bgs1641

 

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