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Ashton Notes – November 2018

Bishop Paul Colton meets with the Ashton School Great War Research Group

Armistice Day
Last May, a Transition Year research group presented the stories of the fifty three Cork Grammar pupils who died during the Great War. They are commemorated on a brass plaque in the Georgian building at Ashton school. In anticipation of the Centenary Service of Remembrance in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Sunday, 11th November, Bishop Colton visited the school to lay a wreath and meet with the research group and others who painstakingly reproduced the telegrams sent the relatives of circa 4,400 service-men from Cork City and County who lost their lives in the Great War. During the service on Sunday these were placed by students from Ashton, Bandon, and Midleton Schools at the Cathedral’s war memorial known as ‘The Heroes Column’. The Bishop also presented the school with an olive tree as a symbol of peace.

Crawford Art Gallery Tour
On the 19th of October the 6th year Art students visited the Crawford Art Gallery for a guided tour. The students explored artworks both inside and outside the building. They viewed and discussed sculptures by Eilis O’ Connell, Vivienne Roche as well as the Canova casts ‘Laocoon’ and ‘Discus Thrower’. They watched the work Alice Maher’s video installation ‘Cassandra’s necklace’. Students also toured the Long Gallery housing the collection of Irish paintings including those by Sean Keating and Jack B. Yeats. On the upper floor they studied the magnificent glasswork of Harry Clarke.

Christian Union ‘Curry Night’
Supported by the Chaplain Mr Ruttle and co-ordinated by Senior Cycle students Christian Union Group meet weekly in the Chapel at Ashton during the academic year. A ‘Curry Night’ has become a feature in their calendar. Julia Jordanova, and Heidi Hogan, former students of Ashton now members of UCC Christian Union, attended and shared their experiences and thoughts on Bible readings to a most attentive group of listeners.

Congratulations
Reired teacher Máire Ní Chéileachair lifted the Corn Ui Riada, the premier prize of sean-os singing, at Oireachtas na Samha in Kilarney.

Hockey Notes:
Junior A Boys 1-0 loss to Midleton.
Minor A Girls Hockey drew 1 -1 Scoil Mhuire but lost to 1- 2 Laurel Hill, Limerick.
Minor C Girls won 5 – 0 against Christ King Girls School and drew 1 -1 with Regina Mundi.
Senior C Girls had a great win over St. Angela’s on 17th October. The juniors drew on the same day 1-1.
First year boys took part in a blitz held in Villiers Limerick before midterm while the Senior Boys travelled to Belfast to compete in the Irish Schools Competition. They beat RBAI 1 – 0, lost 3 – 1 to St. Andrews and drew with Wallace 3-3. The team finished second in their group but failed to qualify to the semi-final stages.The Senior Girls en route to Belfast played a friendly game with St. Columba’s, Dublin.
The Senior Girls league campaign continued on Friday 9th. However they failed to secure a win against a strong UCT side losing 1 – 0 in terrible weather conditions.