Carrick-on-Shannon Community School notes

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Digital Champions
The School Digital Champion Programme is a unique opportunity for second level students to take part in an exciting and innovative programme that has the potential to involve learning at many levels.
This exciting programme enables students to develop their creativity, critical-thinking and communications skills.
Carrick-on-Shannon Community School’s 2018 Digital Champions are Con Doyle, Jack Foley, Conor Lyons and Daniel Wynne. This year’s Digital Champions will teach their grandparents to be smarter on their smartphone during January 2018. Training will be provided. The Digital Champions will also visit a tech industry site.


Coding
Carrick-on-Shannon Community School has been chosen as one of fifty Irish schools to complete the Junior Cycle short course in Coding. First Year students will complete classroom-based assessments in Second and Third Year.


Hour of Code
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week in December. First Year students will complete activities using the BBC Microbit computer for the Hour of Code.


Safer Internet Day Ambassador
Congratulations to Leaving Cert student Paul Woods, who has been selected as the school's Safer Internet Day Ambassador.
To coincide with Safer Internet Day, which takes place in February 2018, Paul will mentor First Year students on cyber security. Paul will receive online training and will attend a training day in Facebook headquarters Dublin in January 2018.


Film Français
Fifth Year students recently attended a French film in the Dock theatre, Carrick-on-Shannon. Merci to Paul from The Dock, who welcomed the students in French. "Ma vie de courgette" tells the story of an orphan, and the adventures he has with his new friends in a foster home.
This Swiss-French comedy-drama film, "Ma vie de courgette" deals with many themes on the current Leaving certificate syllabus. The students then went to Philippe, the French baker in the market in the Market Yard.
Students ordered croissants in French and spoke French to the baker.