Blurb is back! Last Friday, over 20 students turned up for the first Coláiste Cholmcille Senior Book Club of the new school year, more commonly known as Blurb! There was great enthusiasm for the return of the book club, almost as much as there was for the tea and biscuits. Blurb will meet once every 4-6 weeks, depending on school activities. The first book for the Blurbers is ‘The Road’ by Cormac Mac Carthy, a rather dark novel set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic America, which follows the story of a father and son as they cross the barren landscape. The students were leant the books by the English Department. The next meeting has yet to be scheduled. Blurb! will discuss ‘The Road’, whether they like or disliked it, or even read it, over tea and biscuits.
Coláiste Cholmcille took part in a ‘Walk in my Shoes’ day on Friday. Staff and students were allowed to kick off their usual uniform school shoes and wear whatever footwear took their fancy to school. There were some interesting choices treading around, from the latest high street fashion, to the best of bedroom footwear, to ski-boots and diving boots! All proceeds go to the Walk in my Shoes organisation in providing mental health services to young people.
Congratulations to the Coláiste Cholmcille swim team on a very successful day at the Ulster Swim Championship in Bangor at the weekend. The Senior Team won the Melanie Nocher Cup after as they gained the highest number of points over a number of races. Mona Mc Sharry won gold in both the 100m breaststroke and the 100m freestyle. Roisín Maguire came third in the 100m Fly and the 100m freestyle. Mouric Mc Sharry came first in the 100m breaststroke and third in the 100m free. Ruby Hurst came 4th in the final breasttroke. The remainder of the team performed very well in all their competitions.