February 14, 2010

Old Mobile Phones

The Green School Committee has been making preparations to launch a big drive to collect old mobile phones. This project has two dimensions. Firstly, all phones will be donated to the Jack & Jill Foundation and will be enormously helpful to them in the wonderful work they do and secondly if the committee can gather three hundred old phones, the school will receive an Interactive Whiteboard. So from Monday next, February 22, the Green School Committee will be more than delighted to accept any mobile phones that people may have lying about.

All Ireland Basketball Qualifiers

The Cadette Basketball team made the long journey to County Monaghan last Saturday to take part in the All Ireland play offs. Having won the Midland group, the team was well prepared for this encounter. There were four pools of three teams each, so the Ursuline opponents were Newbridge and local team Castleblaney. The first match versus Castleblaney was a tight match but the Ursuline team emerged as winners and they then awaited Newbridge whom they also had to defeat. They had a long wait before taking to the court for the second time and the two teams were drawn as they entered the last quarter when unfortunately one basket more saw Newbridge qualify for the All Ireland.

Log on Learn

The Transition Year students are showing their capabilities as teachers as they take on some older citizens who are anxious to learn their way around the computer, The Computer Room is a–buzz each week as “pupil” and “teacher” interact with each other on this most worthwhile programme.

Concern Debates

Anna Brennan, Louise Burke, Jane Bugler and Lily Cantillon travelled to Portlaoise last week to debate with Newbridge College in the first Concern debate of the knock out section. The team had the task of proposing the motion that

“genetically modified foods are essential in the fight against world hunger”

and in a keenly debated contest, the Ursuline girls won the day and they will now proceed to the next round which will take place in a fortnight’s time.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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