Country Crest Supporting PCS Project.

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.

Concern Debate Workshop.

Four Transition year debaters – Evelin Balogh, Benedicta Keil, Sean Hunt and Aodhan Smyth – took part in a Concern Debate Workshop on Wednesday 25th October in the city centre. Students joined debaters from other schools and participated in lots of fun activities that focused on the key skills of debating. They discussed the use of reliable sources for research, they worked on how to effectively offer refutation and rebuttal and there were also some interesting walking debates where students considered whether or not Disney princesses are good role-models for young girls and whether or not MMA should be banned. 
The Senior Debating team will have three debates after the midterm break and are hoping to continue their winning streak! All support is welcome.

Chocolatiers for the Day!

Transition Year students attended Butler’s Chocolate Factory on Monday 15th May. Students got a tour of the production line, sampled some handmade delicacies and decorated their own chocolate elephant. A great chocolate filled day was had by all. Thanks to Ms Tolan and Ms McWilliams.

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.