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VIRGINIA COLLEGE. JENNIFER BREEN AGE: 15 YEAR: 3 RD YEAR FAMILY: TWO SISTERS, MICHELLE AND LAURA HOBBIES: READING, PLAYING VIDEO GAMES FAVOURITE SPORTS:

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Presentation on theme: "VIRGINIA COLLEGE. JENNIFER BREEN AGE: 15 YEAR: 3 RD YEAR FAMILY: TWO SISTERS, MICHELLE AND LAURA HOBBIES: READING, PLAYING VIDEO GAMES FAVOURITE SPORTS:"— Presentation transcript:

1 VIRGINIA COLLEGE

2 JENNIFER BREEN AGE: 15 YEAR: 3 RD YEAR FAMILY: TWO SISTERS, MICHELLE AND LAURA HOBBIES: READING, PLAYING VIDEO GAMES FAVOURITE SPORTS: TENNIS & BADMINTON

3 PRESENTATION JENNIFER WILL TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT VIRGINIA, THE UNIQUE HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL TRISTAN WILL TELL YOU ABOUT LOUGH RAMOR, THE AMENITIES AND THE SURROUNDING INDUSTRIES EVAN WILL REVIEW THE ANALYSIS OF OUR WATER SURVEY MOVIE CREATED WITH TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC

4 VIRGINIA COUNTY CAVAN SITUATED NEAR THE NORTH OF IRELAND

5 VIRGINIA TOWN VIRGINIA IS A SMALL TOWN OF 3,188 INHABITANTS (ACCORDING TO CENSUS 2006) IN COUNTY CAVAN, IRELAND. IT IS THE FIFTH LARGEST TOWN IN CAVAN. THE IRISH FOR VIRGINIA IS ACHADH AN IÚIR, MEANING ‘FIELD OF THE YEW’. IT WAS FOUNDED DURING THE ULSER PLANTATION AND WAS NAMED AFTER QUEEN ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND. IT IS ALSO HOME TO THE POPULAR ANNUAL VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL SHOW FOR OVER SEVENTY YEARS AND IRELAND'S ONLY HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL.

6 OUR SCHOOL OUR SCHOOL WAS BUILT BY THE COMMUNITY AND ALWAYS HAS A COMMUNITY RESPONSE IS UNIQUE LOCAL FARMERS MORTAGED THEIR LAND TO BUILD THE SCHOOL IN 1962 SOME OF THE TEACHERS IN OUR SCHOOL ARE THE GRAND CHILDREN OF THOSE ORIGINAL FARMERS

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8 VIRGINIA COLLEGE WAS FOUNDED IN THE SCHOOL HAS GROWN RAPIDLY OVER THE YEARS AND HAS A PRESENT ENROLMENT OF 700 STUDENTS THE MOTTO OF OUR SCHOOL IS “TÚS FEASA FIAFRAÍ”, MEANING "KNOWLEDGE BEGINS WITH QUESTIONS".

9 VIRGINIA COLLEGE IS SITUATED BESIDE LOUGH RAMOR AND VIRGINIA FOREST PARK

10 LOUGH RAMOR

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13 LOUGH RAMOR IS A LARGE NATURAL LAKE OF 741 HECTARES SITUATED NEAR VIRGINIA CO.CAVAN AND HAS AN AVERAGE DEPTH OF 4 METRES IT HAS A TOTAL OF 32 ISLANDS IT WAS FORMED BY A GLACIER THAT MELTED AFTER THE LAST ICE-AGE

14 INDUSTRIES GLANBIA THE WORD GLANDBIA MEANS “PURE FOOD” IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1975 IT PRODUCES CREAM BASE & CREAM FOR BAILEYS ORIGINAL CREAM LIQUEUR, MILK POWDERS IT IS SITUATED NEXT TO LOUGH RAMOR ON THE DUBLIN ROAD

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16 WILDLIFE COMMON SPECIES OF FISH FOREST NEXT TO THE LAKE SPECIES OF ANIMALS FOUND AROUND THE LAKE AND IN THE FOREST

17 BROWN TROUT FRESHWATER BROWN TROUT RANGE IN COLOUR FROM LARGELY SILVER WITH RELATIVELY FEW SPOTS AND A WHITE BELLY

18 FISH THE ROACH THE ROACH HAS A SILVERY COLOUR WITH RED FINS THEY HAVE A LAYER OF SLIME ON THEIR SCALES

19 PIKE THE PIKE IS THE LARGEST FISH FOUND IN LOUGH RAMOR, SOME GROW UP TO 30 POUNDS THEY HAVE A GREYISH GREEN COLOUR TO THEM AND THEY HAVE LARGE TEETH

20 ANIMALS AROUND THE LAKE AN ANIMAL COMMONLY FOUND ALONG THE SHORES OF LOUGH RAMOR IS THE MINK THE MINK FEEDS ON AND FISH IT CAN CATCH AND IT IS QUITE FEARLESS IT HAS A BROWN/BLACK COAT

21 FOREST ANIMALS THESE ANIMALS INCLUDE, FOX’S, BADGERS, FROGS, PHEASANTS, ROBINS, HEDGEHOG AND RABBIT ARE MOST COMMON THE FOREST ITSELF IS MAINLY MADE UP OF OAK, HORSECHESTNUT, PINE, BEACH AND SYCAMORE

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