Eco-Unesco Young Environmentalist Competition
Congratulations to Ms. Keenan and her second year geography class who have successfully qualified for the regional semi-finals of the Eco-Unesco Young Environmentalist Competition. Ava Whitney, Niamh Lennon, Sarah Duggan and Ellen Cafferkey represented their class, 2B, in the “Dragons’ Den” style semi-final judging event which took place at NUI, Galway on April 11th. At this event, the students got the opportunity to pitch their environmental action project “The Shocking Reality of Plastic Bottle Pollution” to a panel of expert judges. The aim of the project is to help and encourage the recycling of plastic bottles in our school community. The class conducted surveys and launched a poster campaign to raise awareness about the negative impacts that plastic pollution has on our environment. In addition, the second year class designed a giant bin in the shape of a water bottle and the school community are now using this bin to recycle plastic bottles. Students also found the app “My Plastic Little Footprint” to be a very useful resource. The students would like to thank their teacher Ms. Keenan for her support and guidance with this project.
2018 Anti-Litter Awards
Best of luck to the Transition students taking part in the 2018 Anti-Litter Awards. The Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday the 17th April in Roscommon cinema. Entries will be judged by DJs Garry and Fionnuala from iRadio’s drive time show “The Lift” who will also present the awards on the day. The Competition is run by Roscommon County Council in conjunction with Skyrocket Media Company to encourage public awareness about litter pollution. The girls can't wait to see their work on the big screen. We wish the best of luck to the girls and their teacher Ms. Kilcommins.
Intel ‘Women in Technology Scholarship’ for Aoife
Congratulations to Convent of Mercy Leaving Cert 2017 student Aoife Brennan, daughter of Liz and Tony Brennan, Cremully, Castlecoote, who is the recipient of the 2017 Intel ‘Women in Technology’ scholarship. The scholarship program aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology. The program forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging women to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy.We wish Aoife, who is a student of Engineering at UCD the very best for the future.