April 12, 2010

Young Social Innovators

What better way to return to school after the Easter break than to receive very good news. So it was for the two Transition Year groups. At 3.00 p.m. on Monday last, the results of the “Speakouts” for the Young Social Innovators 2010 were made available on line.

The two groups had put a lot of work into the preparation of their themes for the Speakout in Cork at the beginning of March and both groups recognised how difficult it would be to be chosen as one of the sixty projects to go forward to the Showcase in Croke Park on May 5 next when there was a total entry of 360 projects.

“Introducing Me” is one of the five projects chosen in the “Making the World Healthier – Mental Health” section and “Guys and Dolls” is one of ten projects in “Making the World a Healthier Place for Young People” section.

Now, the frenzied activity will begin again as both Transition Year groups prepare for the Showcase on May 5. Well done to all concerned and especially to Ms Slattery and Ms Flanagan, the project leaders.

Concern Debate – The Last 8.

“Tomorrow’s Children will inherit a better world” – this is the motion for the quarter final of the Concern Debate which is to be held this week, on Wednesday April 14. Anna Brennan (Captain), Louise Burke, Jane Bugler and Lily Cantillon spent a good deal of their holiday preparing for this and they know they are up against stiff opposition in the form of Athlone Community School who have a very strong pedigree in this competition, having won it most recently in 2008. The girls have to oppose this motion and as they put the finishing touches to their arguments they are conscious of the difficulty of the task ahead. The debate will take place in Birr.

Minor A – Hockey Final

Just as the second term finished with success of the Junior A hockey team winning the Munster Cup, the third term now begins with yet another Munster Final. The Minor A will take on Bandon Grammar School, Cork and have the advantage of the home venue on this occasion. Good luck to them and hopefully it will not be as tense as the Junior A final!

Written By Nora Tuohy

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