On your bike artists!

The Green-Schools Committee is organising a Logo Competition to celebrate Bike Week. The aim of the competition is for individual students to design a logo which best illustrates the theme: Bike Week – a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling.

The closing date for the competition is 1.00 on Wednesday 29th March. Entries to be handed to Mr McDermott.

The best 20 entries will be entered in the National Competition where the 1st prize is an Apple Macbook Air 128GB.

¡Enhorabuena chicos!

The second years who study Spanish had a talk by the Education Adviser from the Spanish Embassy in Ireland. He talked about different aspects of Spanish culture such as food, literature, history as well as discussing some facts about the Spanish economy. At the end of the talk the students had a quiz in groups to test their understanding.

The talk was greatly enjoyed by students. Here is a picture of the proud winners with their diplomas. ¡Enhorabuena chicos!

Bond Traders.

TY Business students went to the Heilix today to participate in a Bond trading workshop and competition. Congratulations to Hannah O’ Flaherty, Colm O’Connor, Luke Clancy and Robert Richmond on coming 6th in the Bank of Ireland bond trading competition for North County Dublin. Congratulations to Suzannah Quinn on winning a spot prize of two Rugby tickets. Well done to all TY Business students that took part and thanks to Ms Tolan and Ms Breen.

Pride in the mud.

Yesterday Aaron Cullen 3F and Craig Giles 4G represented our school at the All-Ireland Cross-Country Championship in Mallusk Co. Antrim. Unfortunately Maximilian Kelly 1F couldn’t compete in his race due to a conflicting important soccer match – there is always next year! 
Aaron and Craig were both competing in the same race the Inter Boys 5,200m. With a large amount of rain that morning and the previous days the course was very heavy underfoot with many athletes losing their footwear! They raced against 127 competitors and both finished with pride after a very long and tough hilly race –  Aaron finished 45th and Craig finished 57th. The running club and school are very proud of both boys and their achievements in this sport, they are an inspiration to the younger athletes in our club! We look forward to the track and field season – training has already started!

Science through Spanish.

Last week, some 5th year students studying Spanish accompanied by their teachers Ms. Cosgrove and Ms. Leggett, went to the Spanish Institute in Dublin 2. We attended a course in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Spanish. Students rotated through 4 different lab-tables in which they performed different experiments with ingredients such as milk, eggs, vegetables and fruit. These experiments were coordinated by four scientists from the SEBBM (the Spanish Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society).

The students really enjoyed combining their Science knowledge and Spanish and there was a great excitement when students managed to fry an egg using cold ethanol and made an egg bounce like a rubber ball with the use of vinegar!

We hope this trip inspired students to see the uses of studying a foreign language in school and how it can be used in a very wide variety of career paths.