Convent of Mercy through to the All-Ireland Final of the Knights of St. Columbanus Public Speaking Competition
On Monday February 27th the Convent of Mercy was host to the Knights of St Columbanus Public Speaking Competition. Encouraged by the positive feedback to the Centenary Public Speaking Competition over the past two years in which young people were given the opportunity to give language to their faith, the Knights of St Columbanus have decided to continue with this opportunity once more engaging with those youth in their final years of second level education.
Junk Kouture Success
Congratulations to five transition year groups who have been successful in the first round of Junk Kouture. Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin.
Young Social Innovators Dragons Den Success
As part of their Young Social Innovators Project ‘Sign of the Times’ a group of 15 students from our school were successful in their application for funding to the YSI Dragons Den Panel. We are delighted to be one of only 25 schools chosen from around Ireland to pitch to the Den for either financial or mentoring support. A small number of girls from the YSI Team were invited to make their pitch to the Den Panel.
Gorta- Self Help Africa ‘Science for Development Award’
A group of transition year students with their teacher, Mr.Harlow, have been selected for the Gorta- Self Help Africa ‘Science for Development Award’ which will be held on February 16th in the Gorta offices, Dublin. This is a follow up to the great work that was done by the project teams during the BT Young Scientists’ event in January this year.