A Trad for Trocaire event will take place in Millstreet Community School library on Friday 7th October 2016, starting at 7.30pm. This will be a chance for students from all year groups to share their traditional Irish music, song and dance skills with the wider community. It will also be a chance to raise money to support Trocaire’s work among some of the poorest communities in the world. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a collection for Trocaire during the event.
Three Transition Year students from Millstreet Community School attended a Climate Change Challenge Weekend organised by Trocaire in November 2015. Kaytlin Murphy, Kate Buckley and Noelle Healy joined with 25 other students from around Ireland to explore the causes, effects and actions needed to tackle climate change. To mark Earth Day, Ellen Donnelly (Youth Education and Outreach Officer with Trocaire) has published an article which features extensive contributions from Noelle and Kaytlin. You can read the article by clicking on the link below:
What does signing the Paris Agreement mean to young people in Ireland?
Today is Earth Day. And today United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting leaders from all UN member states to attend the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This is a historic day for international action … (read the full article on DevelopmentEducation.ie)
Eight Transition Year students and their teachers from eight post-primary schools joined together to learn more about climate change and migration at a student seminar held at Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on 2nd February 2016. The students attending were from Coachford Community College, St. Mary’s Secondary School, Bishop McEgan College and De La Salle College, Macroom, Boherbue Comprehensive School, Millstreet Community School, Scoil Mhuire Kanturk and Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. The event was coordinated by Sheila Dillon, Education Officer with Trócaire and John Magee, Chaplain in Millstreet Community School. Given that there has been so much in the news over the last year about climate change and migration, the aim of the day was to explore the issues from different perspectives. The four workshops were facilitated by Aisling McGrath from WorldWise Global Schools, Sarah Walsh from Eco UNESCO, Deirdre Walsh from Trócaire and Bernie Connolly from Cork Environmental Forum. Topics explored included the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), consumerism, climate change and its impact in Kenya, and sustainable agriculture. Two students from each school had a chance to attend two of the workshops, with the hope that they would bring what they had learned back to their colleagues in their various schools.
The students who were there on the day had a lot to say about why they attended the seminar, what they had found interesting and what strategies they felt their schools could adopt on top of what they do already to help counter the effects of climate change.
A Trad for Trocaire will take place on Thursday 3rd Oct. at 8pm in Millstreet Community School library. Admission is free. There will be a collection to support of Trocaire’s work in developing countries during the evening. All welcome.
Two of the Transition Year students who are helping to co-ordinate the event, James Linehan and Darren Kiely, are due to play a few tunes to advertise the event on c103’s Cork Today with Patricia Messenger at about 11.45am tomorrow (3rd Oct)
Update: Click on the Audio player above to listen to the interview with Patricia Messenger on C103 today.
Pictured right are Darren, John and James with Patricia Messenger at the C103 studios this morning.
A Trad for Trócaire event will take place in Millstreet Community School library on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm. It will be an evening of traditional song, music and dance, performed by members of the community school. It will also be a chance to support Trócaire’s work with the poorest of the poor in developing countries. Admission is free, although there will be a collection for Trocaire during the event. All welcome.
For more information contact John Magee at: <email>
Millstreet Trad for Trócaire: Students from all year groups in Millstreet Community School are gearing up for the Trad for Trocaire event that will be taking place in the school library on Friday 12th October 2012. It will be an evening of traditional music, song and dance, which will be entertaining as well as providing an opportunity to raise funds to help support Trócaire’s work with the poorest of the poor in developing countries.
On the same day the school will be welcoming four visitors from Belgium (two teachers and two lecturers in education) who belong to an organisation called Studio Globo. They will be here as part of the European Union funded project called MDG ‘15 that school chaplain John Magee went to India as part of in November 2011. MDG ’15 focuses on the Millennium Development Goals, in particular MDG 7 ‘Ensure Environmental Sustainability’ and MDG 8 ‘Develop a Global partnership for Development’, and the efforts being made to raise awareness about them through schools in [read more …] “Millstreet Community School: Trad for Trócaire”
Next October, students from all year groups, as well as pupils from the national schools will be invited to sing, dance and play traditional music, at the same time as raising funds for Trócaire’s work amongst the poorest of the poor.
Twenty three students and teachers from Millstreet Community College will brave the elements and ‘sleep out’ overnight at the doors of Cork’s Millstreet Church to support Trocaire’s Lenten campaign on hunger. They will be joined by members of Millstreet parish. The students aim to highlight world hunger and the poor living conditions faced by people struggling to survive, while raising money for Trocaire’s work.
To make the sleep-out as challenging as possible they will leave mobile phones, i-pods, and all forms of portable entertainment at home. The students will speak at local parishes over this weekend, 27/28th February, and to end the week off they will undergo a 24 hour Fast on Friday 5th March for Trocaire. Also on the 11th March there will be a multicultural event in the Community School as part of the Lenten Project.
Why? For the first time in history 1 billion people or one in six people in the world do not have enough food.
At the doors of St.Patricks Church, Millstreet. 7pm on Monday 1st March to 7am on Tuesday 2nd March.