Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards 2019
Congratulations to the ‘Help keep the Beat, so there’s no Repeat’ YSI group from our school and their teacher Ms. Cleary who won in the category ‘Make our World Safer Challenge’ in the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards 2019 on Wednesday 15th May. All YSI teams from all over Ireland came together in Croke Park to present their incredible ideas for social change and compete for the Challenge and Title Awards. It is a day to recognise and celebrate young people who have achieved significant impact in their communities. Throughout the day there was lots happening including workshops, panel discussions at the YSI Studio and a host of fun activities and entertainment. For their project the girls focused on improving the availability of defibrillators in Roscommon town. The girls have raised awareness about the importance of defibrillators and have produced a map which shows the location of defibrillators in Roscommon town. Also in order to improve the availability of this life-saving equipment the girls have been fundraising all year to purchase new defibrillators.
Second Year Gaelic Football Blitz
Congratulations to the Second Year Gaelic football team from our school who won the recently held Gaelic Football Blitz which was held in Carrick on Shannon Community School. On the day the girls drew to Carrick on Shannon Community School and were victors over Mercy Strokestown, Ballinamore Community School and Boyle Community College. Pictured are the Convent Panel with their coach Ms. Devaney, Back Row:L-R: Maria Satchwell, Abby Gooney, Amy Gallagher, Rachel Tully, Katie Rohan, Ellen Biesty, Claire McNeill, Eva Greene, Chloe Donoghue and Ms. N Devaney.. Front Row: L-R: Érin McDermott, Aisling Hanly, Ava Mulry, Ellen Tully, Jenny Kenny, Mary Kate Miller and Ali Beirne.
Anti Litter DVD Competition
Congratulations to the 2019 Transition Year Digital Media class who were awarded “Best Message” for their anti-litter Cinema Advert. This is an annual competition run by Roscommon County Council. This competition is a great opportunity to use your imagination, learn about camera and directing skills as well as the affects of littering on the environment. Ms Geraghty and her class based their advert on water pollution, and the effects of the littering on fish. Well done girls and a big thank you to Ms. Geraghty for all her help with this competition.
AIT indoor athletics competition for Connacht Schools was a great day of athletics with some great performances by students of the Convent of Mercy, Roscommon. First years competing were Rosie Gannon, Hollie Kilroe, Emily Murray, Jade Yeung, Anna Gooney, Eva Rogers, Emma O'Farrell and Lauren Burke. Second years competing on the day included Abby Gooney, Ciara Merriman, Ciara Healy, Kerri Smythe, Eva Greene, Ali Beirne, Clara Dunne, Amy Gallagher and Isabelle Gubbins. All girls enjoyed the day competing in long jump, shot putt, 60m sprint, 600 meters and 200 meter relay races. Anna Gooney won her 60 meter race, Emma O'Farrell came 2nd in 60 meters, First years won their Relay race, Hollie Kilroe won overall with a great time in 600 meters. Abby Gooney from 2nd year won her 60 m race and came 2nd in her 600m race. Congratulations to all who competed at the event. The girls would like to thank Mr. Quinn for accompanying them on the day
French Trip to France
Thirteen students from Fifth Year accompanied by their French teachers, Ms. Leamy and Ms. Riordan experienced a total French language immersion trip to the Cotentin region of Normandy in France. Ms. Leamy organised this trip based on themes which link to several other areas of the school curriculum, in particular to History, Art and Biology. The themes of the trip were: sea and marine life; World War II, especially the D-Day Landings; art, especially of the work of artist Jean-François Millet; and the heritage of the Cotentin area. During their trip, the girls participated in two marine biology workshops, a full visit through a submarine (Le Redoubtable), an aquarium visit (La Cité de La Mer), a visit to Tatihou Island and its museums and laboratories, a visit to the Airborne Museum in Sainte Mère Église, a visit to one of the D-Day Landing beaches (Utah), a World war II workshop, a visit to the Thomas Henry Museum, a visit to the house where Jean-François Millet was born, an interactive visit to the Manoir du Tourp and a craft workshop. We look forward to a full report from the girls when they return to school. A big thank you to Ms. Leamy for organising the trip.