Coláiste Chiaráin thrilled with achievements in association with Limerick Thomond Rotary club

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Coláiste Chiaráin students are thrilled with their recent achievements in association with Limerick Thomond Rotary club.

The school has a long standing relationship with the club and have entered many of their competitions including the The Rotary Young Writer and the Rotary Young Photographer competitions.

The Young Writer competition has been run by Limerick Thomond Rotary club for the past two years and Coláiste Chiaráin have entered and won the club final on both occasions.

Mr. Fergus Quinlivan, Limerick Thomond Rotary Club founder, visited Coláiste Chiaráin recently to present 31 students, including the club final winners with their certificates for both competitions. Roisín Casey (Form 4) won the Young Writer competition while Shaena Cohen (Form 4) won the Young Photographer competition.

Mr. Quinlivan commented on how wonderful it was to see young people expressing their talent and learning life long skills through the medium and fellowship of photography.

The students worked with their English teacher Mr. Brian Gaffney on their entries as part of their classes. The winning entry will now go onto the district finals.

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It’s not just competition that bring Coláiste Chiaráin and Limerick Rotary club together. Form 4 Social Ed. students worked together to support the club and Rotary International in their Purple4Polio campaign. The students, along with their teacher Ms. Fidelma Power organised a bake sale and a makeup master class in Coláiste Chiaráin to raise funds and create awareness around Polio.

The students attended a lunch meeting of Limerick Thomond Rotary club where they gave a presentation to club members on their fundraising activities and presented the club with the funds they had raised.

All money raised will go directly to support the eradication of polio by providing and administering vaccinations globally.

Deputy Principal Mr. O’Sullivan commented, “Eradicating polio has been Rotary’s main humanitarian focus for over 30 years. This project was a perfect opportunity for our Social Ed. students to get involved in an international project which has such a positive impact on the ground.”

Equally Mr. O’Sullivan paid tribute to to all students who entered this years Rotary Young Photographer Competition and acknowledged the success of Form 4 student Shaena Cohen in winning this years Limerick and Thomond Photography competition with a beautiful silhouette composition.

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