May 12, 2014

AVIVA FITTEST GIRLS’ SCHOOL IN IRELAND

Last week the school received the Fittest Girls’ School in Ireland prize from Aviva due to the phenomenal work done during the year on improving the fitness levels of students during P.E. classes. The challenge was taken on by the P.E. Department and Transition Year students took responsibility for monitoring fitness levels and entering the relevant data online. Congratulations to all students for working so hard to improve their physical fitness levels this year.

GET UP AND GO ENTREPRISE AWARDS ALL-IRELAND OVERALL WINNERS

Hockey Hands Mini-Company was the big winner at this year’s National Get Up and Go Final. The Mini-Company won the Student Enterprise overall prize and also won a prize for Innovation and Marketing. The girls invented stickers to show novice hockey played where to position their hands on the hockey stick. The product has been promoted by numerous hockey clubs and the Irish Hockey Association also tweeted about the product. This is a marvellous achievement for the team as they worked incredibly hard perfecting and marketing their product. The students responsible for this great product are Niamh Kearney, Lucy Hayes, Roisin O’Sullivan, Blathian Linnane and Hannah Ryan.

MILK IT! NATIONAL FINAL

The White Tache Brigade is off to the Mansion House this week to compete in the National Milk It Final. The team is made up of Aine Coman, Lucy Hayes, Maeve Carew and Mollie Kavanagh. The girls and their mentor, Ms Annette Flanagan, have been busy preparing for the event this week. In order to be ready for the final the girls had to create a PowerPoint presentation and a poster campaign to display on the day. The team was short listed from over one thousand entries and now they are among the last twenty hopefuls in the competition. The school would like to wish the group all the best in the final.

GREEN SCHOOLS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

As the year comes to a close and the Sixth Year Committee members prepare to take their leave of us, it is time to elect new committee members. Recognition must be given to Siobhan Norton (Chairperson), Elaine Ryan (Secretary) and Ava Meagher (Vice Chairperson) the outgoing committee members who have given so generously of their time and ideas to make the Ursuline Secondary School a green place. We will now look forward to continuing the great work that they have accomplished as we name the new Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary as being Teresa Ryan, Sally O’Donnell and Julie Moran respectively.

TEA PARTY IN AID OF THE LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

Well done to the Fifth Year students who organised a Tea Party for all Fifth Year students to raise funds for the annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes. The Fifth Year Charities Committee members baked delicious buns and cakes for the event and served tea and coffee to the rest of their year group in order to raise money. Undoubtedly the rest of the girls really enjoyed the treats and tea!

Written By Nora Tuohy