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Mount Temple Pupils play on Direct Provision: performance in University College Galway.

On the 18th of December, Mount Temple students were invited to put on their play ‘Eire: Land of 100,000 Welcomes’ in the O’Donoghue Theatre in Galway University. The students played to a full house made up of students, academics, people in direct provision and the public. There was a short question and answer session with the director, Laura Doak and the cast after the performance. In January, the cast were presented with a certificate from the university. 
There are photos in the Gallery section of website.
There were two articles published about this Mount Temple play in the Irish Times:

Project Partnership: 5 euro tickets available for 4 new plays at Project Arts Centre.

Check out these plays… if interested, €5 per play and your name to Ms Doak before her limited number of tickets are gone. 
If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You… Mon 22nd January at 7.30pm 
The Approach… Fri 2nd February at 7.15pm
Murder of Crows… Wed 7 February at 7.30pm
Scorch… Thurs 15th February at 7.30pm
If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You – Project Arts Centre
The Approach by Mark O’Rowe – Project Arts Centre
Murder of Crows – Project Arts Centre

French Debating Team 2017: narrowly beaten in Alliance Francaise Debates Competition.

Commiserations to our valiant and courageous debate team who were beaten by a whisker by King’s Hospital in the second round of this year’s Alliance Française debates. Perhaps aptly, we were arguing that ‘commercialisation has not destroyed sportsmanship’. Their teamwork and effort were examplary. Bravo. 
L-R Ms Bonfiglio, Aoibhe de Burca, Oscar Kilbride Condon, Ruby Porter, Fionn Munnelly, Ella McGill, Louis Bultler Lynch, Ms McHardy

TY YOUth Summit Trip article by Rachael Neale

When we arrived at the Aviva stadium we were given badges with different SDGs on them which represented the group we would be put in. We were told to write our names on the badges. There were free rulers, pens, posters and information leaflets being given out. We were then brought into a room. There was a pathway of the sustainable development goals explaining what each one is. There were lots of opportunities to get your picture taken with cardboard cutouts. Sarah Moore and I were asked to get in a group photo with 4 students from other schools. There was a goal with the sustainable development goals in it which I thought was a clever idea. There were football gloves and a ball which you could use and get your photo taken in the goal. We were then brought to listen to speakers. One of the talks that really stood out for me was the one by Deborah. She spoke about her personal experience of being homeless and how she didn’t choose to become homeless. I learned that there are thousands of children homeless in Ireland. This talk really inspired me to want to take action and help. At lunch time we got free pizza and hot drinks. After the talks we had discussions about how we could help and what we want to change in the world. We then wrote down on a sheet of paper what we wanted to change in the world. We had a competition to see who could build the highest tower using the sheets we had written on and stickers. Lastly we wrote a letter to the department of education asking for changes that we thought would benefit us. It was an an enjoyable day and I learned a lot throughout the day.

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