November 15, 2009

Science Week

There is absolutely no doubt but that every student in the school knew that it was Science Week. The Science Faculty worked very hard to ensure that there was a high level of participation amongst the students for the many and varied activities that went on during the week.

The First & Second Year students had table quizzes organised and run by the Sixth Year Charities Committee and as well as students enjoying the experience, they also managed to raise funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. In both quizzes, the results were tied at the top.

The Science Crossword was also very popular and the Third, Fifth & Sixth Years participated in this and there was a winner from each year group.

The Transition Year students entered “Science Snaps” in a photographic competition entitled “Creativity & Innovation” and there was a very high standard of photo submitted. These have all been entered in a National Competition run by Tyndall National Institute. One photograph was chosen from all the entries as a winning “school entry”. Pictured here is the winning photo entitled “The World’s Future is in Your Hands” by Ciara Fanning. In a week that saw the publication of the pastoral letter on the environment entitled “The Cry of the Earth”, this photo seems very apt indeed.

A team of three Sixth Years travelled to Carlow to participate in the Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) science quiz. Andrea Hennessy, Libby Ryan and Aoife Walsh came fourth in a high scoring quiz and were only four points off the winning team.

CSPE Action Projects

Two groups of Second Years and one group of Third Years all went in different directions in the course of the last week to do their action project for the Junior Cert CSPE examination. One second year group travelled to Limerick Jail, another went to experience the law in progress with a visit to Nenagh Courthouse and the third year group went to the Dáil.

The trip was the “fun” part but now they have to record all and set it down on paper for submission with their CSPE written paper next June.

Cake sale for Childline

A group of Third Year students held a very successful cake sale for Childline and managed to raise € 275 for the charity in the process and also they wanted to raise awareness about the work that Childline does.

Sport

It was a busy week for the hockey teams as they fulfilled league commitments. Minor B1, Minor B3 Under 15 B1 and Minor B2 all took on Villers, Limerick in their various leagues. Apart from the Minor B1 who had a 2-2 draw, it was win, win, win for the other three teams.

The Senior A, Senior B, Junior A and Minor A had league appointments with Crescent, Limerick. There was a win for the Junior A by 2 -0, a draw for the Senior B and a loss for the Senior and Minor A teams.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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