School Trip to Paris
A group of six 5th year students ( Clodagh Doohan, Ciara Finucane, Andrea McMahon, Louise Meaney, Brianne Murphy and Charley Vernon) accompanied by Ms Healy and Ms Ryan returned on Thursday February 19th from a school trip to Paris. The students packed plenty into the six days spent in France which included trips to the Musee D'Orsay, Notre Dame, the Eiffel tower, Les Invalides, a nighttime Bateaux Mouche trip down the river Seine and a full day in Disneyland.
In addition to sightseeing the girls had a fantastic opportunity to experience french life first hand and improve their language skills through everyday activities such as purchasing bread and croissants in the local bakery, paying for groceries in the supermarket, ordering food and using the Metro system to travel around Paris. Upon being asked on their arrival back in Shannon to describe the trip the girls had one word to sum up their adventure....Fantastique!!!
Trip to South Africa
On the 24th of January 2015, 5th year students Alan Cunningham and Conor Donnellan and Vice-Principal Deirdre Convey departed Shannon Airport for the Missionvale township in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. On Clare FM, Alan Cunningham spoke live from South Africa about his experience in the Missionvale township. They spent a week supporting the amazing work done by Sr. Ethel Normoyle and also had the opportunity to visit Cape Town and a National Park.
Leinster house for Junior cert. project
C.S.P.E in action!
Deputy Timmy Dooley came to the school to give the Third Year Students, information on the life of a T.D and house of the Oireachtas. This was an invaluable experience for the Third Years as they work on their project for C.S.P.E.
Shannon Search and Rescue visit
During the month of November 2012, three students visited Shannon Search and Rescue Helicopter part of the IEMS (Irish Emergency Services). In the afternoon, they visited the Atlantic AirVenture in order to find out more about what flying is about and airplanes.
This was an opportunity for them to see the brand new Sikorsky helicopter S-92 which has replaced the older version (S-61N). The S-92 arrived in Co Clare late January 2012, in order to allow the conversion and training of the aircrew and ground crew on the new helicopter.
A Sikorsky helicopter S-92 lining up after returning from a training sortie
Shannon helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) is managed by the private owned Canadian company called CHC (Canadian Helicopter Corporation).
Students at SAR Shannon escorted by Jim O’Neill and also during a visit at AtlanticAirVenture.
Sikorsky helicopter S-92 rolling to join its hangar
Ireland has plenty of opportunities for Aviation training in many fields from the pilot, air controller to the avionics or airframe specialist etc...