Balscadden National School End of Year Awards 2014

June 26, 2014 0

As another school year comes to a close Balscadden National School held it’s awards night last night at the school. Two year’s ago the 5th and 6th classes voted for a new awards system in the form of four awards – The Eoin Collum Academic Award, The Ray Moran Sportsperson of the Year Award, The Arts Award, St Benignus Award for best example of school ethos. The pupils of the school nominated candidates for the awards and those nominations heavily influenced the choice of winners last night. Congratulations to the award winners on their fantastic achievements.

The Eoin Collum Academic Award

balscadden_national_school_end_of_year_awards_25jun14_1The first award presented was the Eoin Collum Academic Award. This award is presented in memory of a former teacher and principal Eoin Collum who passed away in 2013. Eoin devoted a huge part of his life to improving academic standards in the school.

This award has been kindly sponsored by Progressive Credit Union Balbriggan with whom Eoin had a long association.

progressive_credit_union_smallerThe winner of the Eoin Collum Academic Award is Gavin Flood. The academic award goes to someone who has exhibited excellence in their approach to the academic challenges of the primary school curriculum. It goes to someone who displays a positive attitude and a workmanlike approach to school work which is essential in secondary school and beyond. Well done Gavin

It is also important to acknowledge that success in academic life in school is always enhanced with excellent teaching, well done to Ms Donnelly and indeed all Gavin’s teachers over the years on that score.

It is also dependent on the support of parents both directly and indirectly, so give yourselves a round of applause.

Ray Moran Sportsperson of the Year Award

balscadden_national_school_end_of_year_awards_25jun14The next award presented was the Ray Moran Sportsperson of the Year award and the winner was Cian McNulty Casey.

The Ray Moran award is named after a parent of children who came to the school. Sadly, Ray died tragically but through his life made a substantial contribution to sport in the school.

Cian has shown a fighting spirit and true leadership qualities while representing the school football team. Cian has also excelled at athletics, being unlucky to be injured for Santry this year. Well done Cian

Arts Award

balscadden_national_school_end_of_year_awards_25jun14_2The next award was the Arts Award and the winner was Cian Mooney.

The Arts Award goes to someone who displays excellence in the area of the arts to include Visual Arts, music and drama.

Cian has excelled in the school play as Jack, in poetry and indeed at art activities. Cian also displays a convivial nature to all those around him.

Congratulation Cian

St Benignus Award

balscadden_national_school_end_of_year_awards_25jun14_3The final award was the St Benignus Award for best example of school ethos and the winner was Ruairi Harkin.

The St Benignus Award goes to a person who embodies our school ethos of inclusiveness, tolerance, respect and democracy.

Ruairi is a person who has displayed innovation, independence and initiative. This was all highlighted in his job as MC at our sponsored head shave on Sports Day.

Well done Ruairi