A busy time for Roscrea students

Students at Colaiste Phobal in Roscrea have had a busy few months with lots of extra curricular activities, both indoors and in the great outdoors.

Earlier in the spring, a group of second year students from Coláiste Phobal Roscrea visited Castlecomer Discovery Park. All students took part in the ecology studies and the majority of the group went to the leap of faith, the tree top walk and the climbing wall.

Seven of the boys and Mr smyth went to the lake to go fishing. They were David Smith O Brien, Kian Morris, Séan Sinnott, Robert Brennan, Dillon Fitzgerald, Luke Moloney and Dylan Carroll. Luke said: “In the space of one hour we had caught two fish, one by Dillon Fitzgerald and the other by Kian Morris. The fish were rainbow trout and weighed about 5lbs. The fishing lake was excellent and is recommend by the seven boys to anyone who loves fishing.”

The school extended congratulations to their 5th year student Paul Crampton who is one of two Irish German students representing Ireland at the International German Olympiad in Frankfurt this August. Over 100 German students from 50 countries will be represented.

After coming through a preliminary round in Thurles, Paul and another classmate Eoin Hobbs travelled to the Goethe Institute Dublin. They did another exam and an oral presentation. Paul was successful in being chosen, but also congratulations to Eoin, who performed very well and represented the school to a very high standard. Not only is Paul representing Ireland, but he was also a winner in the senior section of the Irish-Austrian Society National German Essay competition. He received the Dr Otto Glaser trophy at a reception in the Austrian Embassy.


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