Time never stands still at Clongowes and last week (Saturday 10th October), with Elements well settled and engaged in a host of pursuits, the day had arrived to welcome potential members of the Rhetoric class of 2022. There was a palpable buzz in the air as dormitory neighbours for September 2016 laid eyes on each other for the first time. While brochures and the internet are undoubtedly useful tools for allowing people to get a feel for the place, there was an energy permeating through the concourse that would be impossible to capture in pictures or words.
Amidst the excitement of the day, it was business as usual elsewhere in the school as students and their teachers set about their classwork. With their parents being led on a tour of the facilities by the team of prefects, the boys of Rhetoric 2022 were able to join the rest of the school community in the refectory for some lunch. It served as timely nourishment before they embarked on an afternoon of activities
Thanks to many of the students in Rudiments (2nd year) the day ran smoothly. The boys were involved in looking after the new candidates, helping to give tours and organising the afternoon activities and they deserve great credit for their work.