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Weekly News Report 3rd December 2021

03-December-21
Weekly News Report 3rd December 2021

Digital Detox Week at Greystones Community College

From Tuesday 30th November to Friday 3rd December, Greystones Community College hosted their first Digital Detox Week. Students and teachers alike put aside devices and, for the most part, technology, in a conscious effort to reduce screentime. This gave way to some unexpected learning opportunities. During coding class, students used Lego coding mazes and binary key rings to develop their coding skills without computers! The week has also been beneficial in helping students to focus on self-management, personal organisation, and literacy skills with a temporary return to physical resources only. Well done to all involved for embracing the initiative so fully!

Greystones Community College and Greystones Tidy Towns

As part of 1st year sudents' Wellbeing classes, a module entitled ‘Natures Way’ is underway. In this module, students move to the outdoor classroom and learn about gardening, nature, growth and the environment. This week, students met with Adam Calihman from Greystones Tidy Towns to see the local community garden and to learn about planting seeds. The students are eager to get involved in the upcoming tree planting initiative in Charlesland Greystones. We look forward to seeing the programme take flight in the coming months.

Greystones Community College Boys Soccer

Congratulations to Greystones Community College Boys Soccer Team who were victorious this week in their match against Glenart College on a score line of 2-1. Spectators witnessed outstanding performances from Matthew Ryan and William Cash with Callum Halpin Rooney and Alex Cole as the goalscorers. Well done on a superb effort from all players, as well as their their coach Mr Byrne!

Greystones Community College Selected for 'One Good School' Initiative

Greystones Community College is delighted to be selected to join Jigsaw’s One Good School initiative. The school is excited to work with the other schools involved to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of its students. Jigsaw believe that schools play a vital role in promoting and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people and all those within the school community. Schools can provide safe and supportive environments for building life skills, resilience and a strong sense of connectedness. Fostering healthy relationships among peers, school staff and parents is critical to a young person’s overall experience of school and their social, emotional and cognitive development.

Greystones Community College Supports Purple House

The Student Leadership Team is delighted to nominate Purple House Cancer Support as their chosen charity this Christmas. The team will be collecting donations of Christmas gifts of any monetary value, which will be passed directly to those in the community who are battling Cancer. The Student Leadership are committed to driving the initiative to garner as many donations as possible for this worthy cause, before handing them over to Purple House Cancer Support in advance the Christmas holidays.

Greystones Community College Enterprise Week
Enterprise Week 2021 ran from 30th November to 3rd December in Greystones Community College. The theme for the week is the development of enterprising skills amongst students. A comprehensive schedule of activities, culminating in an Enterprise Expo on Friday 3rd December, ran for the week. Students attended a valuable Financial Wellbeing Workshop, as part of Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Programme. The Weakest Link: Business Edition also proved to be very popular. Congratulations to all the enterprising and innovative students involved in this year's Enterprise Week!

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