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Colour Run - A Unique Event
Last Friday in glorious sunshine students took off on our fundraising mini marathon on the 6km course around the Lismore area. This year they were joined by Mr Enda O Doherty and his washing machine, who is preparing for his Pieta House Belfast to Waterford Challenge this June. The run/walk went off very well with Jayson Molumby first home in just over 24 minutes and Aoife Kennedy soon after him as first female home. The added element of the Colour infusion created some colourful runners by the time they got to the finish line many of whom it was difficult to identify who they were. Well done to all who participated and raised money for many charities at local and national level. Representatives from the charity groups joined us on Friday afternoon to receive cheques the proceeds from the run/walk. This year we supported Pieta House, Bumbleance, 32 counties in 24 hours, Ray of Sunshine, Suicide or Survive , St Carthages House and the Br Columbanus Fund.
|Mini Marathon winner Jayson Molumby receives his winning trophy from Mr Enda O Doherty||
Mini marathon girls winner Aoife Kennedy receives
her plaque from Mr Enda O Doherty
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Well done to the transition year students who entertained us last week with their singing , dancing and music playing as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge.
This week transition years are out on their final work placement this year to give them the opportunity to experience what the world of work is like. Thanks again for the many businesses in the area who take our students in during these weeks.
This week many of the students in Junior Cert and Leaving Cert are involved in preparatory practicals in Home Economics and Agricultural Science and orals in Irish, German and French.
Parents Council Quiz
Well done to the team of Una Walsh, Pat Rafferty, Padraig Pollard and Mike Troy who won the Fun Table Quiz organised by the Parents’ Council last week. The victorious students team was Dylan Mangan, Karen Looby, Elaine Looby, Daniel O Keeffe and Rebecca Mc Glone.
Best of luck to all students over the Easter break. Schools re-opens on Monday April 13th.
Keith wins BCS Factor
Congratulations to all our talented acts that performed in BCS Factor last Friday. It was a brilliant afternoons entertainment and we applaud all the organisers of the event who made sure everything ran smoothly. This year the judges Becky Mc Closkey, John Ahern and James Lenane had a tough decision in deciding the winners of this years event such was the array of talent. Third place went jointly to Jack Clough and Hazel O Sullivan, with Celia Cullinane coming second and Keith Burke winning the event with his rendition of Rock & Roll Kids. Well done to Claire o Riordan who sang two songs from her recently released album and to the surprise act of the staff with their Flash mob.
Under 15½ Waterford Colleges
On Monday the under 15½ hurlers played against Dungarvan CBS in the semi final of the Waterford Colleges hurling. The final whistle saw BCS winning through on a score of 1 – 17 to 4 – 5.
First Year Hurling
Last week the under 14 hurlers took part in the Br Anselm Cup tournament run by the De La Salle College. After losing their first game to Kilkenny CBS our hurlers went on to draw with Thurles CBS and qualify for the shield semi final. Here they faced St Colman’s of Fermoy and won through to face Kilkenny in the final. BCS gained revenge on Kilkenny CBS by beating them to win the shield final.
Best of luck to 9 students from transition year who are travelling to Calcutta with the Hope Foundation this Thursday for 8 days. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the great work done by the foundation for the street children in this city.
Parents’ Council Quiz
A reminder that the annual Fun Table Quiz organised by the Parents’ Council takes place this Thursday night in Lismore House Hotel starting at 8pm.School Prospectus
The latest school prospectus and the application forms for Blackwater Community School are now available to download online.
For further information please visit the download page here
Parents’ Council Quiz
Our annual Fun Table Quiz organised by the Parents’ Council will take place on Thursday night March 19th at 8pm. The quiz consists of tables of four adults or tables of four students and the adult price is €10 each and students €5 each to enter. There are prizes for adult and student tables. So come along and join us on the night of March 19th in Lismore House Hotel.
The BCS Factor has existed for 10 years now, but in this short amount of time, it has become a tradition to the school and something we have always associated our school with. It is an event that the school is proud to hold and welcome any students from other schools to participate in the competition.
Anyone can audition for the BCS Factor. If you have talent with musical instruments, singing, dancing or even comedy then the BCS Factor is for you.
|The BCS Factor saw its debut in 2005 as Chloe Mills won, whose victory was followed in 2006 by “The Saucy Pups”.
Shauna Humphreys had her moment in 2009 when she won. Next in line for the title was Niall Hennessy in 2010.
To speak of more recent events; in 2012 Becky McCloskey dominated the stage and released an album the year after.
In 2013 Neleus enchanted the audience with his piano and singing skills, and last but not least the “Trad Group” won the BCS Factor in 2014 with their traditional yet exceptional music.
Over the years we have seen many great acts. Every act seems to be more fantastic than the last. So we have to ask, who will be next?
This year the BCS Factor will be on the 13th of March.
This year’s performers are Alex Lawlor, Hazel O’ Sullivan Moore, Celia Cullinane, Holly McCarthy Thompson, “Group Performance”, Órla ní Miacháin, Kye Miller, Rebeca Hanna and Jack Clough.
BCS Factor winners
2005- Chloe Mills
2006- The Saucy pups
2009- Shauna Humphreys
2010- Niall Hennessy
2012- Becky McCloskey
2014- Trad group