Ursuline Secondary School

January 8, 2023

January 8, 2023

Junk Kouture World Final, Abu Dhabi

Best of luck to Ursuline Fifth Year student Genevieve Keane who travelled to Abu Dhabi this week to compete in the International Final of Junk Kouture. Genevieve is one of ten Irish entrants selected for the World Final with her dress Acantha. She made her unique ensemble using curtains, leather jackets, discarded costume jewellery, coat and dress linings, second hand Donegal Irish woolen yarns, potato sacks, carpet and sheep wool. She fashioned her dress and cloak through a combination of sewing, weaving, embroidering and felting. Genevieve’s Celtic design was inspired by stained glass images of St Patrick. Everyone in UCT is rooting for her in this prestigious final that includes the work of young designers not only from Ireland but from England, France, Italy, America and the United Arab Emirates.

Dr Sumi Dunne Talk to Sixth Years

Many thanks to Dr Sumi Dunne, resident GP on Operation Transformation, who came to talk to the Ursuline Sixth Years on Friday, 6January. She spoke to the students about eating well and what they need to maintain a healthy resting metabolic rate. The talk was very interactive and students got to ask a lot of questions. There was some discussion around the dangers of fad diets and red flags for eating disorders. Dr Sumi emphasised the importance of keeping sufficiently fueled for the hectic months ahead and also striking the right balance between work, rest and fun.


BTYSE 2023

Best of luck to Ursuline TYs Gillian Aherne, Rosa Ryan and Kate Fitzgerald who will represent Ursuline Thurles at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS from 11 – 14 January. The students are entered into the Social and Behavioural Science section. They undertook research on gambling and the effects on adolescents of exposure to gambling while gaming. Their project, called Restrictions on Addiction, aims to find out if there are links between the gambling young people are exposed to in online games, video games and gambling adverts and gambling addiction. The students and their teacher Mr O’Heney head to the RDS on Wednesday 11 where they will meet judges and the general public and will be given an opportunity to explain their findings. Best of luck to the girls who have worked hard on their research, analysis and preparing their display for BTYSE 2023.

Feb 24
All Ireland Senior A Camogie Final
Mar 07
Enrolment evening for Incoming First Years
Mar 13
Staff Meeting
Mar 18
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