News from Nenagh College 18/04/2016

April 18, 2016

Easter Camp in Shanghai University

On St. Patrick’s Day 2016, three Transition Year students from Nenagh College travelled with their teacher, Ms. Murphy, to Shanghai to take part in this year’s Easter Camp in Shanghai University. During their two week trip, they enjoyed a varied and full programme of events including; Chinese language classes, lectures on Chinese economics and culture, calligraphy, Tai Chi, acrobatics show, visit to the cities of Suzhou & Hangzhou, river cruises, visit to the Ancient town Zhujiajiao, sight-seeing in Shanghai, dinner and cultural performance with Shanghai University students, entry to the Oriental Pearl TV tower and much more.

In Nenagh College First and Transition Year students have been studying Chinese language and culture throughout the year. The three students from Nenagh College were given the opportunity to attend the Shanghai Easter Camp through UCC Confucius Institute.  The University in Cork has collaborated with Shanghai University since 2007. The aim of UCC Confucius Institute is to strengthen educational cooperation between China and Ireland, support and promote the development of Chinese language education, and increase mutual understanding between the peoples of China and Ireland.

The students and Ms. Murphy would like to extend their thanks to UCC Confucius Institute and to all involved in organising this wonderful experience.

Marley Delaney, Ms Murphy, Lauren Moylan and Ciara McDonnell
Marley Delaney, Ms Murphy, Lauren Moylan and Ciara McDonnell

National Gallery, Leinster House Art Tour.

Fifth year art students travelled by train on Monday 11th of April to visit our National Gallery. This year a very special collection commemorates the 1916 rising. Students studied the paintings of Jack Yeats and Carravaggio and were given a guided tour of the impressionist and cubist works in the millennium wing. We visited the Dáil and Seanad at Leinster house where the Georgian architecture and stucco designs were studied as part of the Leaving Cert course. I would like to thank all tour guides, at the National Gallery and Leinster House, and our Nenagh College students for their impeccable behaviour and attention throughout our day.


Community Garden Visit

Students of the first year art visited the Community Garden in Nenagh on Friday morning 15th April. First years are currently working on a miniature garden project and found the sculpture and furniture design inspirational. Students also visited Nenagh Library where an exhibition of local artist on the theme of nature was displayed.  Students were accompanied by their Art Teacher Ms. Beirne and S.N.A. Anne- Marie Cullen.


Hurling Wall Tournament Photo

First and second year students in Nenagh College are currently taking part in a Hurling Wall Tournament, organised by Mr. Quinn, which takes place for first year students on Mondays and second years on Tuesdays.


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