Schools

Drop Everything And Read

St Finian’s Community College, Swords held their annual “Drop Everything And Read’, initiative recently. The aim of the project was to encourage more reading for students which brings great benefits to the pupils. English teacher, Keith Young told the County Leader, “ We had a great response to the initiative…


Unacceptable Level Of School Placements In Swords

Local councillor, Philip Lynam (SF) has spoken out in anger against the ever rising school placement lists across Swords. He tabled an emergency motion recently at the local area meeting, which he got full support on. The emergency motion was that the Chief Executive write immediately to the Minister for…


Green Flag Action Day At St. Catherine’s NS, Rush

St Catherine’s National School, Rush held a Green Schools Action Day last week, in preparation for their efforts to get their 7th Green Flag this year. The Green Flag is all about Global Citizenship, Litter, Waste and includes a module on Fairtrade and Globalisation. The pupils were involved in a…



Local Students Urged To Enter SciFest

SciFest 2017 is the largest and most inclusive science fair on the island of Ireland and Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton launched the 10th annual SciFest. In doing so, he called on second-level students from Dublin and the North County, to demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and maths…


Portmarnock Students Depart For Lesotho

Action Ireland Trust and Portmarnock Community School departed for the Kingdom of Lesotho recently, for what will be the 11th year of their development programme. A total of 98 volunteers, including 42 students departed from Dublin airport, destined for Johannesburg and then on to Maseru, Lesotho. The development programme continues…


Update On New School Building In Malahide

Local Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has said that he is pleased progress is being made on the delivery of a new school building for his old school, St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School, Malahide. Farrell said, “I am pleased that we are finally seeing progress being made on the provision…


Loreto Swords Finalists In Junk Kouture

Two student groups from Loreto College, Swords, have been announced as Regional Finalists for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017. Now in its seventh year, the all-Ireland leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk. Open…