Connaught Camogie Champions 2020
Pictured above are the victorious Convent of Mercy Senior camogie team who were crowned Connaught champions on Thursday, January 16th. The girls faced Gaelscoileanna Connemara and were emphatic winners on a scoreline of 3-12 to 02.
Convent of Mercy Bake-Off 2020
There was a great air of excitement in our school on Tuesday last when senior and junior girls competed for the Convent of Mercy CEIST Bake-off title of 2020. A total of fourteen girls, Alicia Nolan, Anna Gooney, Lucy Greene, Aliya Hone, Ruth Stephens, Jessica Jaison, Fatima Ismail, Maeve O’Connor, Isabelle sexton, Maeve Bhurton and Ella Donlon, contested the junior title and two girls Katie Hennssy and Emma Fahey contested the senior title. The senior category bake-off is centred on the theme of “Community” where students can choose to depict their interpretation of this theme as creatively as possible. At junior level there are no restrictions of a theme and the girls are free to depict any idea they wish. Students must design, bake and decorate their novelty cake with this theme in mind in three hours. The unenviable task of choosing the winners was given to Ms. Alison Crean and Mr. Sean Mulry who after hours of judging the presentation, the texture and the taste of the cakes awarded the much coveted titles to Emma Fahey (fifth year) in the Senior category and in the junior category, Ella Donlon (1st year) was awarded first place, Aileen Gordon, (2nd year) was awarded second place and Maeve Bhurton (1st year) was awarded third place in the junior category. Congratulations to all who competed on the day and no doubt there are many girls who have the 2021 title in their sights. A sincere thank you to Mr. Sean Mulry and Ms. Alison Crean for their expertise in judging and advice offered to the girls post judging. Also a big thank you to Mrs. O’Brien (Home Economics teacher) who organised this event in our school. The girls’ entries will go forward to the next round of the CEIST Bake-off. We wish all girls the best of luck in the competition.
Congratulations Isabelle and Sioda
It is hard to believe that the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is running 56 years. In the lifetime of the Exhibition, so much has changed in the fields of science and technology. But one constant remains- the high level of success in the competition from students from the Convent of Mercy, Roscommon. The girls in our school are challenged to have open and enquiring minds and to be innovative in understanding the world around them. This year was no exception as five projects, the highest number of projects from a Roscommon school, were successful in securing a place in this year’s exhibition which is a wonderful achievement and an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part. The many hours of hard work and dedication were fruitful as Transition year students Isabelle Stephens and Síoda McGuinness won a Highly Commended Award for their project “Inis dom maith leath Gaeilge” in the Social and Behavioural Sciences. This is a wonderful achievement at such a prestigious competition. The girls would like to thank their teacher Ms. Fergus for all the time and effort she has invested into this competition over the past months.
Young Scientist Competition 2020
The science students under the guidance of Ms. Fergus attended the BT Young Scientist Competition 2020 which took place at the RDS in Dublin from January 8th to January 11th. This exhibition celebrates its 57th year, making it one of the longest standing exhibitions of its kind in the world. Building on the schools success over the past few years, three projects are being entered for this years’ BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which is much more than a competition, it is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part. The girls submitted their entry proposals last November and after much consideration by a panel of screening judges the successful groups were informed of their success in securing a place in this year’s exhibition. The five groups and their projects that represented our school at the 2020 BT Young Scientist Competition are: “Inis dom maith leath Gaeilge” by Isobelle Stephens and Síoda McGuinness, (Social and Behavioural Sciences); “An investigation of the over prescription of antibiotics in G.P.’s in Co. Roscommon and how it contributes to antibiotic resistance” by Laoise Mahon and Ellie Carty, (Social and Behavioural Sciences); “Sport sponsorship, does it make a difference?” by Rachel Murray and Roisín Hamrock; “How to make suckler farms carbon neutral” by Orla Cox and Ava McFadden, (Biological and Ecological); “Methods used to prevent hens from eating their own eggs” by Kate O’Brien and Katie Lohan, (Biological and Ecological) and “The stigma around stem cell research” by Anna Campbell and Ciara Carr, (Social and Behavioural Sciences). A total of 2,033 project submissions were received this year and it is a great achievement to be included in the final 550 projects that will be part of this year’s exhibition. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their participation in this event and would like to thank Ms. Fergus for all her help and advice. The transition years would also like to thank Ms. Kane and Mr. Spellman Ms. Devaney, for accompanying them on their trip to the RDS.