Josh Tighe Fitzgerald, Aaron Cullen and Adam Doyle visit Country Crest North County Dublin growers and food producers. Tony Doyle and Country Crest are helping students prepare their project for YSI titled ‘Low Till High Tech’. The project looks at soil types and tilling and seed planting. Country Crest will recycle an old bicycle into a plough and the students will create a soil map of Lesotho.
Visit to Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford for the study of soil maps.
Congratulations to our Young Social Innovators Ahmed, Ravi, Luke and Colin who came first in the Sage World Cup 2017 in Odessa. Their project was developed from their online mapping of Lesotho and focuses on apps to assist the emergency services. This is a massive achievement for the team and is a result of very hard work and support from their mentors Ms Cronin and Mr Fitzgerald.
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.