We are delighted to officially announce that Dunmore Community School has been chosen as one of 17 schools in the country to take part in a pilot scheme of converting our school into a more energy efficient and environmental friendly building.
In the announcement yesterday evening, Minister for Education Joe McHugh said “This exciting collaboration sets an example by creating a better environment to learn and work for pupils, staff and teachers. The money saved by ‘greening’ will support schools to concentrate resources on doing what they do best – teach. This pilot programme will demonstrate the most environmentally-friendly, high-performance and cost-effective solutions to turn older school buildings into top-rated energy-efficient buildings. It’s good for schools and good for the environment.”
Here in Dunmore, the design team have already been working with us for the past few months with the plan of delivering energy efficiency works this summer. The upgrades target a 33% energy efficiency improvement and involve upgrades to doors and windows, insulation, lighting and heating upgrades as well as renewable technologies.
Following the enormous success of our own musical ‘The Sound of Music’, 22 of our students jumped at the opportunity to travel to Castlebar to see the musical ‘Blood Brother’s’ yesterday – a great afternoon was enjoyed by all!
Blood brothers is currently on show in the TF Royal in Castlebar. It is an extraordinary production with some phenomenal acting, singing, staging and energy. We all came away in awe. Definitely offering some food for thought for our next production.
On Tuesday 19th March, our Transition Year students welcomed 35 French students and 3 teachers from the Loire Valley. They organised a wonderful concert to entertain our French guests which highlighted the wonderful talents and culture in our school. They also gave them a tour of our school and swapped stories about life in Ireland and life in France.
Ms. Scarry assisted by the Transition Year and LCA students in Dunmore Community School hosted a very successful Careers Expo in the school on Friday 8th March. Our 3rd year, TY, LCA, 5th and 6th year students got a fantastic opportunity to speak to representatives from 30 information stands which included third level colleges and universities, financial institutions and local construction and pharamaceutical industries. It was wonderful to welcome parents to participitate in this very informative event as well as students and staff from other post primary schools in the local area. Now that a little time has passed since the event hopefully students have had time to process the information they gathered and this is helping them make informed choices about TY, LCA and senior cycle subject choice options. Our 6th year students can also use this information to help them prepare for upcoming PLC interviews, decide on CAO ‘change of mind’ options or deciding on apprenticeships that they are interested in.
Hard luck to our 2nd Year girls basketball team who put up such a tough battle today against a strong Charlestown side in the Regional semi finals. A close game resulted in a scoreline of 31 35 favouring the Mayo side. It is difficult to compete against club players but this team is young with a great future ahead and did the school and Ms. Canny proud with their efforts.