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Spanish Department update

Thu 29th Dec 2016

Spanish Debating

The Spanish Debating Team is made up of six students: Captain Lisa Quinn, Matthew Begley, David Kelly, Carla Ponsioen, Alex Power and Clinton Wokocha. The team is coached by Ms Fitzgerald and Ms Leahy. They beat Eureka College Kells in the quarter finals of the Cup, during which Alex Power was named best speaker. Unfortunately they were narrowly beaten by Loreto on the Green in the semi-final.

TY Spanish Cinema visit

Ms Fitzgerald, Ms Leahy and Ms Revyakina brought the Form 4 Spanish classes to the Irish Film Institute in town to see a Spanish film El Olivo.

El Olivo, The Olive Tree, is a 2016 Spanish drama film directed by Iciar Bollain. The story focuses on ALma, who is 20, and her grandfather, a man who has not spoken for years. When the elderly man also refuses to eat, the girl decides to recover the millenary tree that the family sold against his will. The problem is to find where in Europe the olive tree is and so begins an emotional journey with her uncle and friend.


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