Well done to our student team of Global Citizens Mapping the Future who won the Step Up Challenge Category at the Young Social Innovators Final in the National Conference Centre this week. The team also participated in the Digital Champions Event in DCU (see below). Special thanks to Mr Fitzgerald and Ms Cronin their mentors.
Digital Champions DCU
With Minister Denis Naughten. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
The best of luck to our TY students, parents, teachers and members of the Action Ireland Team who depart to Lesotho on Friday morning 10 February. The whole school community wishes you a safe, productive and joyous trip. You can follow their daily activities in the blog which can be accessed above and here.
The class 2M and Global Citizens Mapping the Future are hosting a 24 Hour Mapathon on Friday the 18th of November, from 9am on Friday to 9am Saturday! The event will be 2M’s CSPE Action Project for their Junior Cert! The information is gathered during the Mapathon will also be used by the 2 teams entered into the BT Young Scientists. A number of celebrities will attend the event between 7pm and 8pm.
Registration for the event will cost €5 and a further minimum of €20 is asked to be raised to participate. All proceeds will go towards the construction of an Early Childhood Development Centre in Lesotho.
The event will be supervised by Ms. Cronin and Mr. Fitzgerald. We ask all interested to take a form from the school.
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There is a formal celebration of fifty years of independence for Lesotho on Wednesday 5 October in The Portmarnock Links Hotel at 7 pm. All students and parents/guardians who have traveled to Lesotho or South Africa are welcome to attend.
Latest news: Congratulations to our team who came second in the world in Manilla today. It is an amazing achievement and the whole school community are very proud of our social innovators.
The title holders of the Young Social Innovators of the Year 2016, Global Citizens – Mapping the Future who are from Portmarnock Community School, Dublin, will represent Ireland in the prestigious youth entrepreneur contest, the SAGE World Cup in Manila this week.
The team has worked hard to develop a humanitarian mapping community that can help countries to determine land boundaries. The team worked to digitally create an online map of Lesotho in Africa. The Minister for Local Government and Chieftainship from Lesotho visited the school to give her thanks to the students for their efforts and to emphasise the importance of the work the students are undertaking.
The team of intrepid Transition Year students developed their project as part of the Young Social Innovators’ Action Programme 2016. They were one of over 450 teams throughout Ireland to take part in this year’s programme. The team was selected by YSI, which is the National Co-ordinating body for SAGE, to represent Ireland this year at the SAGE World Cup in Manila. The will make a 35-minute live presentation to a panel of business and educational experts about their innovative design and plans for the future. They will compete against other groups of young people from 20 countries around the world. The overall SAGE World Cup Winner will be announced on August 15th at a gala awards ceremony and the students will be accompanied to Manila by their teachers / YSI Guides, Colette Cronin and Niall Fitzgerald.
Minister for state at Foreign Affairs Joe Mc Hugh, The Honourable Minister Dr. Sekatle, Minister Alan Farrell, Senator James Reilly meet with Ms. Deeney, Ms. Cronin and Colin McAndrew at a dinner in The Grand hotel on the occasion of the official visit of The Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship to Ireland. The dinner was hosted by Fingal CC.
Earlier this year Portmarnock Community School won Young Social Innovators with their project “Global Citizens Mapping The Future”. From an entry over 7,000 students nationally the students from Portmarnock community School came out on top with their innovative project designed to assist developing countries. They now travel to The Philippines in August as one of 32 countries where they will showcase the use of technology as a tool for the combat of global issues such as global warming, food security, access to water and other issues facing our global village.
The team travelling consists of Emma Ford, Colin McAndrew, Ravikanth Gollaplli and Anbu Sundaravadivelu. They are four students of 12 who won the national award. The international competition will allow only a team of four to represent their country in Manila.
The students will host a table quiz in The Martello Room in the Portmarnock Sport and Leisure Centre on Friday July 8th beginning at 7.30. Teams of for will contest a fun event and and you can join local celebrities in supporting these students as they represent Ireland in such a prestigious event.
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