'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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