A very successful Active Week ran from the 19th-23rd October with all years participating in the fun. Each day the groups took part in a 5K run in Castle Park and winners of the Junior Cycle competitions were awarded Busy Bank Tokens as their prize. The students also enjoyed a trip to the Watershed where activities such as; Swimming, Bootcamp, Gym sessions, Spinning classes and Team Challenge Cross-Fit were provided. The final block of the day consisted of games on school grounds which were facilitated by the teachers. Students and staff got involved in soccer, rounders, dodgeball and a very competitive Tug-of-War competition. To finish the week on a high note the whole school ran 5k in the Castle Park as part of the Esther Mullins Memorial Run.
The students of Kilkenny City Vocational School recently baked and sold produce at the 9th Annual Savour Kilkenny Food Festival. The food stall took a lot of organisation which saw over twenty students come together and work well as a team.
Learners appeared on Irish TV where a link of this can be viewed on their website under video 72 for Kilkenny Matters, some ten minutes into the programme.
Local Food Bloggers including Biblicook, chefs and politicians tweeted and commented about the school during the festival also. Many of which can be viewed on the Kilkenny City Vocational School Facebook Page. Students displayed great innovative skills well done to all involved!
Kilkenny City Vocational School Welcomes their Hero Home
Joey Holden, teacher in KCVS, got a rapturous welcome when he brought the Liam McCarthy Cup back to Kilkenny and into his City School with John Joe Farrell.
Joey, who is a permanent Engineering teacher in the school, was hailed as a hero, captaining his home county to All Ireland victory in his first season. As he said himself “This is beyond a dream….You can’t dream this stuff up”.
Mr Holden, as Ms Mc Sorley Principal of KCVS said, “He has all the traits of a hero but behind all his glory, there is hard work, discipline and dedication and an indomitable spirit that never gives up”. Ms Mc Sorley said that this is evident in Joey’s day job working quietly in the background in the school often below the radar to achieve his goals. She said Joe Canning and the Galway team witnesses this last Sunday in Croke Park. Three points up at half-time and the momentum was with Galway but Joey and his team came out fighting. That indomitable spirit that was not going to give up and the culture of success that giant of management, Brian Cody has cultivated prevailed and the Liam McCarthy was brought home to its rightful place by Mr. Holden.
The principal congratulated Joey and his team on behalf of all the teachers, students and parents and all the KCVS community. She finished by saying “It’s a proud moment for Joey, his family, his school and his county! Long may his success continue”
Joey was presented with an engraved crystal sliotar to acknowledge his momentous achievement in his hurling career.
Well Done Mr. Holden