Book Week got off to a great start with guest speakers Sheena Wilkinson (Monday) and Dave Rudden (Wednesday) sharing their tips on creative writing and the pathways to publication. Students are really looking forward to reading Dave's new novel, Knights of the Borrowed Darkness which is to be launched on March 10th after a sneak preview of Chapter One! On Thursday, World Book Day, students from Le Chéile ETNS joined with 1st and 2nd Year Students for a very entertaining presentation from Shane Hegarty, author of the Darkmouth series of fantasy novels. In addition to the presentations from established authors, students have also been participating in table quizzes and daily book competitions. All in all it has been a great week for bookworms and non-bookworms alike!

On the 19th of January, fifth and sixth year Art students visited the National Museum in Dublin to view pieces of ancient Irish Metalwork. They had a guided tour of the building, and learnt about artefacts such as the Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice. After lunch they also visited the Hugh Lane Galley on Parnell street where they examined artwork by Degas, Renoir and Irish painter Sean Scully.

Drogheda Grammar School held their annual Christmas Concert on Monday 21st December 2015. The students provided a range of entertainment on the night. Thanks to all the 6th year students who put the concert together under the guidance of Ms. Mullins, Music Teacher. Money raised on the night from the raffle will be donated to Drogheda Homeless Aid.

The School Christmas Carol Service was held on Wednesday 16th December at The Presbyterian Church, Colpe Drogheda

Friday, October 23rd saw an array of monsters, ghosts and ghouls descend upon the school as students donned their fancy dress costumes for the day. The students had a great day and money was raised for charity.

On Monday, October 12th 2015 our Form 2 History students visited the Irish National Heritage Park in Co. Wexford. The part has reconstructions of megaliths, dwellings and graves and provided the students with a journey through 9,000 years of Irish History. The park is constructed over 35 acres with 16 reconstructed sites detailing life from the Stone Age to the arrival of the Normans. Students had fun exploring and interacting with the sites on the river Slaney - making History come alive.

On Thursday October 8th, Drogheda Grammar School welcomed parents and pupils from primary schools to the Annual Open Evening. This year saw an unprecedented number of visitors. Our sixth form prefects and fifth form mentors were fine ambassadors of the school, who guided visitors on their tour and spoke about their own experiences at Drogheda Grammar School. The evening was a huge success and we hope that everyone enjoyed their visit to our school.

In September our Transition Year classes attended the Gartan Outdoor Pursuits Centre in County Donegal for four days. The students enjoyed their experience and were great ambassadors for the school.

On September 17th, 2015 Business students from all local schools were invited to participate in "An Ideas Generation" workshop organised by the Local Enterprise Office. The focus of the workshop was to encourage students to identify business opportunities in their schools, local areas or daily lives which could transpire into an enterprising idea. The students work in groups for the morning, completing different tasks and challenges set out by the facilitators. Overall it proved to be a very successful morning for the students, with a number returning with possible ideas which they will now explore further.

On Friday September 4th 2015 our first form students and fifth year mentors went to Activity Nation Adventure Centre in Ardgillan Co. Dublin for a team-building day.