Katie’s Christmas Card and Grease – Winners in Their Fields

Winning Christmas Card artist, Katie O’Connor pictured with her art teacher, Pia Thornton at Castleisland Community College and her winning card. Photograph: Castleisland Community College
Grease cast members and debating winning team member with teacher, Jo McGrath at the pre-Christmas afternoon tea gathering at Castleisland Community College. Included are: Michael Moynihan, Chelsey Lane, Katie O’Connor, Ellie Lenihan, Ms. McGrath, Caoimhe McCarthy, Leah Boyle, Rachel O’Sullivan, Konrad Kloskowski and Rachel Reynolds. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Katie O’Connor, a Transition Year student at Castleisland Community College, had her work selected as the winner of the Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition.

The card is being distributed across the country as Kerry ETB’s official Christmas card.

Katie won herself a Samsung Galaxy tablet for first prize.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Classic Grease

Transition Year students performed the classic Rock and Roll musical, Grease in the run up to Christmas in the Ivy Leaf Art Centre.

“It was a spectacular performance as evidenced by the standing ovation received at the end of the night,” said a spokesperson for the team.

“Adults laughed and sang along to the tracks and for many it was a thoroughly enjoyable trip down memory lane.

“Transition Year students transformed themselves into the T-Birds and Pink Ladies and they had the moves and groves to go with the superb costumes and props. Well done to all involved,” said the proud spokesperson.