Caoimhe Shortlisted for Major Award

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We are delighted to announce that Caoimhe Wright has been shortlisted for the very prestigious British Education Awards, for 'Exceptional Achievement in Academic and Other Area'.

Caoimhe achieved 2A* grades and 1A grade at 'A'-level in the summer, scoring 100% in many of her modules.  This was achieved by using her natural talents, but ensuring that she dedicated herself to many hours of study, working with teachers and a high level of attendance at our evening study - sometimes attending 4 nights a week until 8pm!

Caoimhe pictured with other team captains after CPC's 'Clean Sweep' of Ulster Titles.

Caoimhe pictured with other team captains after CPC's 'Clean Sweep' of Ulster Titles.

As well as excelling in her studies, Caoimhe had an unprecedented year of success on the Camogie field, including captaining her school in lifting the Ulster Title, playing a key role in her club's great success and winning an All-Ireland title with County Antrim.

Well done Caoimhe and good luck in the Awards Ceremony, which takes place in Manchester on January 29th!

Lucia Mee - Youngest name on the New Year's Honours List

The school community were delighted when the New Years Honours list was announced, as Lucia Mee in Year 14 has been awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) in recognition of her efforts to enhance the education around the importance of organ donation. 

Lucia is the youngest person included on the list this year and we are delighted with her news.  You can read and find out more about Lucia's awareness and education campaign 'Live Loudly Donate Proudly' on Facebook and at

http://live-loudly-donate-proudly.org/

 

Lucia pictured holding the surprise envelope

Lucia pictured holding the surprise envelope

Ulster Champions x 2 after two 'nail biters'!

Cross and Passion supporters were treated to two stonking, if a little nippy, finals on Sunday and Monday as the Senior Girls lifted the Ulster 'A' title and our Under 15 1/2 boys secured the Leonard Cup.

The Camogs took on St. Louis, Ballymena in a closely fought contest, with a massive crowd turning out despite the inclement weather.  Scores swung back and forth and there was very little between the two teams overall.  Some experienced defending won out in the end and you can read the full match report on the excellent Saffron Gael website by following this link:

https://thesaffrongael.com/2018/01/14/cpc-hold-off-st-louis-to-retain-their-crown-but-it-was-oh-so-close/

Our Under 15 1/2 hurlers were equally determined, facing a very talented St. Killian's team in the final of the Leonard Cup in Allen Park, Antrim.  The pitch allowed the boys to demonstrate their full abilities with many scores both from open play and set pieces scored by both teams.  The match was turned on its head late on, after the awarding of a controversial goal, however the CPC boys won out in the end, with an excellent team performance and some standout individual efforts.  Michael O'Boyle's winning score was worth the admission on its own!

Full report from Saffron Gael here:

https://thesaffrongael.com/2018/01/15/oboyle-the-cpc-hero-as-they-pip-st-killians-in-thrilling-final/

'Concern Fast' Youth Ambassadors

On Friday 24th November Eoin Duffy, Community Fundraising Executive for Concern Worldwide visited Cross and Passion College.  

Eoin was in School to train 14 of our Year 13 pupils to become Fast Youth Ambassadors. This is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to represent this internationally renowned charity.

As part of the training session Eoin gave our pupils an insight into the work of Concern. Concern Worldwide works with the world’s poorest people to tackle hunger and transform lives. We were reminded that hunger affects everything for the world’s poorest people. Concern are working for a world where no one dies for want of safe, nutritious food. Concern’s approach focuses on practical, intelligent solutions that save lives and build livelihoods. 

The places where Concern work are often at greater risk from disasters, both natural and man-made. In an emergency, we learned that Concern acts quickly to save lives, then they stay to work with communities, rebuilding lives and livelihoods to ensure people are better prepared for future crises. We learned that at the heart of Concern’s approach is how they enable families to tackle hunger and work their own way out of poverty.

Approaching their 50th birthday Concern are well aware that they won’t solve the problem of hunger alone. In a world where one in nine people go hungry every day change is needed on a global scale. Concern therefore realize the importance of working with the next generation, hence their 'Youth Ambassadors Programme'. This is not only a way to tap into the energy and resources of our young people but also encouraging our young people to engage with the wider world and give our youth a voice and platform in which they can make a difference.    

CPC really value this opportunity to work with Concern and be given this insight into their work. Our pupils will learn a great deal about Concern’s advocacy and campaigning work and how Concern bring their practical experience to bear on national and international policy.  

Watch this space as our Concern Fast Ambassadors work to build a more just and caring world.

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4 Camogie All-Stars for CPC

Congratulation to our 4 recipients of Ulster Colleges Camogie All-Stars; Bronagh McKeague, Maeve Kelly, Roisin McCormick and Catherine McShane. This is a great achievement for the girls and a reflection of their skill levels, dedication to and enthusiasm for their sport. Since starting school camogie in Year 8 these girls have been totally committed to the cause and have become role models for the other players to aspire to. Hopefully this will be a stepping stone on the way to a successful camogie career for club and county. 

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'La Gaeilge' in CPC

On Tuesday 14th November 145 CPC pupils took part in the 'La Gaeilge' challenge where they undertook to speak as much Irish as they can over a 24 hour period. This event is organised annually by the Irish Language organisation 'Conradh na Gaeilge' and under the guidance of Mrs Campbell has become a very successful and enjoyable day for Irish language enthusiasts in CPC over the last number of years.

This year the pupils taking part had an assembly to start the day followed by a music & dance activity in Irish. There was bingo, a tuck shop and 'bricfeasta Gaelach' for the Year 11 Irish class. At lunchtime pupils were able to view an Irish language film and there was also a quiz 'as Gaeilge'.

The pupils received a t-shirt, wrist band and book of useful phrases for taking part in the day and seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. Go raibh maith agat to Mrs Campbell for her efforts in making the event such a success and promoting 'an Ghaeilge' in CPC.

Top GCSE Results for CPC Pupil

Congratulations to Year 13 pupil Clodagh McSorley who recently received the news that she achieved 1st place in Northern Ireland in GSCE Geography and 3rd place in Double Award Science.

This is a great achievement for Clodagh and her teachers and the school as a whole are very proud of her. Well done Clodagh!!

Clodagh is pictured below with Vice-Principal Miss Lagan.

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