6th Year Reflection Here we are at the end of our school days and we haven't really had the chance to say goodbye. We have reached the end of our school journey in the strangest of ways. If we weren’t already stressed about the Leaving Cert, we definitely are now. We are the Coronavirus Class of 2020. We are supposed to be creating our last memories together, but instead we are sitting at home, wondering when the Leaving Cert will actually take place. We wonder if we will ever have our last sports day, our last beach party or even our formal. But despite all of these fears, there is one thing for sure, we will leave MCC with nothing but positive memories. We have roamed the world together from Barcelona to Venice, from Letterkenny to Carrownaff. We witnessed the Catalonian Independence protests and narrowly avoided the Venetian floods. Who could forget the sing-songs on every bus journey which kept us all entertained, whether it was ‘Rattlin Bog’ in the Gaeltacht or a bit of One Direction’s ‘Beautiful’. On our final school trip with our French class, some of us surfed the waves, while others were simply flushed away! We truly experienced exhilarating times on our MCC school trips. We ran countless Jingle Bell races down the main street of Moville, we’ll never forget the ‘Jingle Bells Dress up’ competition, which saw Class Cavanagh win the much coveted trophy and nearly cause a full scale riot within the year group. But as they say, you win some and you lose some! What fun and endless laughter we had creating the TY 2018 music video, when the boys got to show their true colours and we reflected on the lifelong friends we had made from our TY experience. We also celebrated many Christmas carol services in St Pius X, which attracted audiences from far and near. We weren’t so much a school community, but a school family. Throughout all of the hard days, we could always count on our teachers to bring a smile to our faces. Ms Foster’s French food sales, where more food was often eaten than sold, were always a hit. A few hand-picked students also had the privilege of being Ms Guy’s Sunshine. Or the time Ms Cavanagh helped us go viral with our version of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’, dedicated to our frontline workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. On a TY Development Education trip as Ms Cooney’s ‘Galway Girls’, we also made everlasting memories, especially when we took shelter in a crannòg. And if all else failed, Mr Monagle’s daily inspirational quotes always got us through and they continue to sustain us during these tough times. As he once told us “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors” and “We do not grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges”. These words have never been more relevant. Throughout our time in MCC, we were taught how to develop a competitive mindset. With Mr Gallagher providing his inspiring team talks before football games and Ms Mulhall’s continuous encouragement from the sidelines, we were always fired up for battle. Sporting activities at MCC were always prioritised with bus loads of students travelling across the country to support whatever team had made it big. We won countless Inishowen, Ulster and even All-Ireland titles as a school with very limited sports facilities. This was thanks to the dedication of our coaches. Without their sacrifice from day one, none of this would have been possible. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Doogan, Mr Ryan and all of the staff at Moville Community College for making our time here so memorable and such fun It was a pleasure to be surrounded by such encouraging, devoted and caring teachers for our time in secondary school. To say we will miss you all next year is an understatement. By Caoimhe Crumlish, Molly Havlin, Ellen Hegarty and Clodagh Skelly. 102

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