Women in Sport
Transition Year students from Presentation Secondary School, Loughboy, completed the Primary School Spikeball leaders “Women in Sport” programme. The course aims to train young women to become leaders in playing and coaching volleyball. Over the course of 6 weeks, the girls have been coaching spikeball in 3 local Primary schools. They were under the stewardship of Ms. Lisa Carey, a volleyball coach in the school. Spikeball is a modified version of volleyball, allowing younger children to become more involved in the sport. In the Watershed, over 200 students gathered from Presentation Primary School, St. John of God and Gaelscoil Osraí for a fun filled tournament, using the skills they had learned from the Pres Secondary ladies throughout the programme. It was a fantastic event, showing cooperation and The leaders from Presentation Loughboy are pictured here with Jessie Carmody of Volleyball Ireland.
A coveted silver ticket was handed to one group of Presentation Kilkenny students for their project ‘Papal Pride’ in the Junk Kouture competition. It guaranteed them a place in the regional finals in Limerick on March 8. Inspired by the Pope’s visit to Ireland and Rihanna’s ‘Met Gala’ dress, ‘Papal Pride’ is made out of over 3,000 tealights, jackets from volunteers from Meeting of Families in Phoenix Park, cardboard, CDs, medals, and old jewellery. The two other projects that have qualified for the regional finals from the school are ‘Uplifting Lotus’, which symbolises growth and spiritual development, and ‘Trust Fund Baby’ — made from over 1,100 melted broken spoons, CDs, an old curtain, scraps of foil and flower pot filters.
Congratulations to Presentation Kilkenny student Noelle Dowling who won the Junior Handball All-Ireland final. She won both games in the final 15-10, 15-5 beating Loreto Omagh.
Pre-Leaving Cert Exams
We know that the pre-Leaving Cert exams can bring a lot of stress and worry at this time of year. Our Leaving Cert students were each left a little surprise stuck to their lockers today at lunchtime to give them a boost and some moral support! The sweets and a little motivational post were organised by Ms. Dooley and her Transition Years. There was a great reaction to this on the Presentation Kilkenny social media accounts, showing that people really appreciated this kind gesture.
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