It’s finally here. The festive season we have all been waiting for…CHRISTMAS!! The anticipation of presents is beginning to build up, the sweet smell of mince pies mingled with the taste of warm hot chocolate. We hope you have your new years resolutions in order… specifically to join College Press *hint, hint*
Special Christmas shout out to John Carpenter for finally getting a move on with his article (flick to pg… to get the deets). We loved it John! Still waiting on yours Alan…
We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Amy, Cara and Laura :)
Friday, 19 December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Ms. R Kelly’s TY students have been analysing Advertising this month. TY’s analysed the PBS documentary, The Merchants of Cool.
Students were challenged to re-brand a well-known product in an effort to make it ‘cool’ for teens. They had to come up with a new way to market a dull product and make it attractive to a teen audience. Fionn, Sadhbh, Emma, Sam and Roisin took on the challenge of Classic novels. Here are their findings and results.
Monday, 15 December 2014
A collection of Voki News reports completed by a group of Second Years from Newbridge College. The pupils were asked to write a brief News Report based on the events from the first four chapters of Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The entire class did a great job and posted below you will find just a selection of their work.
Friday, 12 December 2014
My lovely 2E English class have just finished reading & studying John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice & Men”. We had discussed on many occasions the theme of loneliness in the novel & how all characters are affected. I divided the class up into groups where they had to plan a paragraph for homework on a particular character or aspect of the novel and how loneliness is depicted.
Each group had to perfect their paragraph, selecting the best points each group member had come up with. Finally they put forward their best combined effort. These paragraphs were presented to the class and together they are a thorough account of this important theme. Hopefully this piece of work will be a helpful tool for revision before the Christmas exams and beyond.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Today I started a Fakebook account, based on The Lord of the Flies, from the fantastic Classtools.Net with my Second Year English class. We are hoping to learn more about the novel and particularly the characters by posting from their different perspectives throughout the novel.We're also hoping to use the Fakebook account as a way of storing creative writing, homework and oral language tasks throughout the novel. Feel free to pop back every now and then and see how the class are getting along.
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Friday, 24 October 2014
Welcome back everyone!
Countdown to Summer Holidays begins now...only 239 days to go! (sorry exam years…)
Firstly we’d like to say farewell to our former editor Eveanna Sutton! We wish her all the best and will miss the optimism she brings to College Press. But thankfully we know our new editor Laura Hannon will match Eveanna’s positivity and UMPF!
JOHN CARPO AND ALAN KELLY WHERE ARE YOUR ARTICLES?!?!
We wish you all the best with the year ahead,
Till next time;
Amy, Cara and Laura