Student Clubs

Film Club

A film club has been running every Thursday at lunchtime for 1st Years in the Aonad, since we returned from the mid-term break. First, we watched 'Spider-Man' (2002) starring Tobey Maguire in preparation for the franchise's latest release, which is in cinemas this week. And then we turned our attention to the classic 'Home Alone' (1990) starring Macaulay Culkin, to get in the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas. Much fun has been had and students tend to supply their own popcorn.

Art Club

The art club is a lunch time activity that is open to all students. In the club students get the chance to show their creativity and explore their artistic skills.

Science Club

Science club takes place every week in Dunamase College and is open to all class years. It gives students an opportunity to see and try science experiments that can be easily repeated at home and also the chance to work on their science projects for competitions run throughout the year.

Code Club

Code club in Dunamase College was founded in 2021. Code club takes place during lunch time at and is open to all students who have an interest in coding. No prior knowledge is required and students of all levels can attend.

The aim of code club is to encourage students to learn code and develop their problem solving skills while having fun. At the club, we are learning coding skills with the help of Aoife Daly.

Code is shaping our world today and teaching students how to code will give them the confidence and opportunity to shape our world.

Code club provides an opportunity to work together and learn through a fun environment. Students have learned to use Scratch, micro:bit, HTML & CSS and python. We have had many exciting projects such as games, animations, webpages and more recently micro:bit projects.

Code club has celebrated EU Code Week this year and some students entered the Astro Pi: Mission Zero Raspberry Pi Project.

Here are some resources that students use in Code Club:

Scratch: Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share (mit.edu)

Hour of Code – Star Wars: Star Wars | Code.org

Raspberry Pi: http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Micro:bit: Microsoft MakeCode for micro:bit (microbit.org)

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