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Eighteen students travelled to Durtal in the Loire region of France recently and spent one week on the return leg of an annual language exchange programme. The students were hosted by local families. The college has strong links with the region historically and it is wonderful to see this event continue from year to year. Students were treated to a variety of activities each day which included visits to a local chocolate factory, a boat trip on the Loire, a day in local caves and French classes in their host school. The students and their accompanying teachers Ms Keeley and Ms Mc Neeley enjoyed their time in France immensely.
Students from 5 Mourne took part in a sponsored charity cycle from the college campus to Newbridge and backtoraise funds for a very deserving local charity the Kildare and Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The students accompanied by their teachers Ms O Connor and Mr Timoney thoroughly enjoyed the event. Two hundred and twenty four euro was raised for the charity. Well done to the students and organisers for their efforts.
The science department and the First Year students of Piper’s Hill College got together to showcase a number of STEM projects to mark Sci – Fest 2017. Students Ella Jones, Faith Wilson, and Laura Fenner dipped into the fascinating world of physics and exhibited a very impressive project on electro magnets. The girls carried out a laboratory experiment to prove their hypothesis that electro magnets are stronger than people. The project was accompanied by a poster and a short power point summary detailing their investigation. Well done to the girls and all others involved in producing a very impressive display.
Piper’s Hill College win Irish Senior Schools Golf Championship
Congratulations to Lauren Walsh, Fiona Behan and Isobel Gorey on their success in the Irish Senior Schools Golf Championships which took place in Miltown Golf Club Dublin on April 24. The Ulster district have been the dominant force in this sport hitherto, but this year sees the trophy head towards East Leinster. In a thrilling contest Piper’s Hill College earned a gross score of fifty five points in competition to overcome a strong challenge from Ursuline College Sligo. Team member Lauren Walsh was also the winner of the Senior Mary Nowlan Cup with a score of thirty two gross points. Well done to the girls and their coach Mr Christopher Brennan.
Pictured left to right are, Mr Christopher Brennan, Isobel Gorey, Fiona Behan and Lauren Walsh.
Well done to all involved in the hugely successful Evening of Music which took place in the school on Thursday evening, April 6th. Watch a selection of our talented musicians by navigating through the playlist at the top left corner of the video.
113 students and 10 teachers visited Germany from March 25th to 28th. The group visited a range of attractions from the gothic cathedral and Lindt chocolate museum in Cologne, to the Nurburgring racing circuit, and a cruise on the river Rhine amongst others. It was a hugely successful trip, and a great time was had by all.
Congratulations to our Second Year boys basketball team who recorded a victory over Marist College, Athlone recently and are now through to the All Ireland playoffs. Well done to the team and coaches.