Sixth class boys from Roscommon town and surrounding areas enjoyed an activity-packed morning in the CBS recently as part of the school’s Open Day.
The boys were divided into groups, and followed a timetable of mini-lessons which introduced them to new subjects such as Business Studies, French, Spanish, Design and Communication Graphics, Materials Technology (Woodwork) and Science. They got to participate in hands on learning activities and meet with students from other schools in a warm, welcoming environment. Teachers were ably assisted by First Year students who guided prospective students around the school.
Students also participated in a number of sports activities outside, and they were presented with CBS jerseys to mark their first day in the school.
First Year students were welcomed by teachers, and students James Connolly, Sean McLoughlin and Kevin Fannon gave them a brief overview of what to expect from the CBS.
The Principal Fiona Gallagher addressed the parents and answered questions on the academic and pastoral life of the school, and the school’s track record in achieving the best possible results for its students. First Year Evan Collins spoke on his experience within the school as an incoming student. Head Boy Aodha Hession and Fifth Year Ciaran Corcoran spoke about the CBS from the perspective of Senior students.
A huge thanks is due to the CBS Roscommon teachers who organised the sessions and prepared the school for the Open Day. They provided a warm welcome for parents and students alike. Thanks too to our current Junior and Senior students who helped out on the day, and to the Parents’ Council for refreshments provided. We hope that both parents and students had a positive and informative evening. If any parent or student was unable to attend, we would be happy to speak to them at any stage.