1916 Celebrations

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In celebrating the heroism and martyrdom of the men and women of Easter week, Junior Cycle students entered a competition run by the History Department. Teachers within the Department; Ms. Carol Hoare, Ms. Lorna Kincaid, Ms. Rosie Reale and Mr. Eoghan Coll were highly impressed with the vast array of entries and said that students displayed “innovation and a desire for self-directed learning” in their submissions which comprised of; models of the GPO and re-enactment scenes of the Rising, colourful posters, poems, biographies, essays and a digital re-enactment of the executions.

Joint winners were Second Year students; Jonathan Bontha for his model of the GPO and Fergus Early for his research project detailing the causes and consequences of the Rising. All students received a Certificate of Excellence for the creativity and research invested in their individual submissions. It was uplifting to see such a celebration of the past and students work was displayed throughout the school for many weeks. Their posters and models will be used in the future as classroom resources to teach about the Rising. Well done to everyone that entered!

Further commemorations took place in the afternoon in the CBS on Tuesday 12 March 2016, as students raised the National Flag to honour the momentous occasion. Second Year students James Hayes and John McDermott kicked off celebrations by setting the Rising in context. Leaving Certificate History student and Deputy Head Boy- Adam Hoare then read the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic while Alan Connaughton read the history behind our Tricolour as the flag was raised. Lokesh Satish concluded the ceremony by reading the CBS 2016 Proclamation which he skilfully created.