News - Jan 20 2017

School News from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré

Road Safety

The S.P.H.E Department in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré is this year running a campaign on road safety. Earlier in the year a guest speaker from the R.S.A. spoke to students regarding road safety and also showed the students video clips dealing with road safety. On Tuesday 17th of January the R.S.A. Road Shuttle Bus and Roll-Over-Car visited our school. The local fire brigade also visited and demonstrated their equipment. We are grateful to John Lee and all those that participated. The students benefited immensely from the displays and the discussions.

The main aim of the Road Shuttle Bus is to provide students with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety. 

What can you do on the Shuttle?

  • practice your driving and hazard perception skills on simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle) 

  • enjoy a fully interactive road safety educational experience

  • experience simulated virtual situations in our virtual reality pods and experience first-hand the dangers of driving and texting and driver fatigue

  • practice safe cycling skills on a bicycle simulator

  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer

  • practice the driver theory test on board

  • Test your fancy footwork by dancing to the Safe Cross Code in the activity zone

  • Take a road safety quiz in the activity zone

  • Learn about tyre safety.


Roll Over Car

Accompanying the Shuttle Bus the R.S.A. has a Roll-Over Car.  This simulator is highly effective in encouraging people to use safety belts.  The simulator is a car body fitted to a rotating hydraulic platform.  Participants sit into the simulator and experience a half or a full rotation.  The ‘simulation’ demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision, and the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seatbelt should this occur. 

 We are looking forward to the return of the Shuttle Bus and Roll-Over-Car in March when more students will be given the opportunity to view their excellent displays and demonstrations. Well done to Miss Connolly Hogan for organising the event.

Soccer League

In December our 5th year LCA group ran an indoor soccer league for almost 100 1st year students in Coláiste Phobal. This was part of a project they are doing for their Leaving Certificate. There were medals and prizes given out for the winners and runners up and some spot prizes too! The event was a super success, the students had a lovely day and this group of LCA students also managed to raise €141 which they have donated to the Adams Gift fund in memory of past pupil Adam McAndrew. Well done to our 5th year LCA group for achieving this, they worked very hard to make it a thoroughly enjoyable day! Well done to Miss Burke for helping the students to organise the event.