Second Year CSPE Action Project
As part of the CSPE action project, class 2C and 2B held a bake sale in our school on Tuesday January 30th. The purpose of this bake sale is to raise funds for the Chernobyl Children International Charity. On the 26th of April 1986 Chernobyl was the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster when an explosion at a newly built nuclear power plant unleashed 200 times more radioactivity than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs and affected forever the lives of 7 million people. That explosion released just 3% of the radioactive material in the Chernobyl reactor into the atmosphere; the remaining 97% , contained only by a deteriorating concrete shell, remains inside the damaged reactor and continues to be one of the world’s most dangerous “ticking time-bombs”. The Chernobyl Children International Charity was founded by Adi Roache in 1991 and she has been the voluntary CEO of the organisation since, providing humanitarian aid to the affected children of Ukraine, Belarus and Western Russia. The bake sale raised a total of €370.00 and was presented on Friday last to Ms. Laoise O’Shaughnessy. Laoise, a past pupil of our school is the current Sunderland Rose and will visit Belarus later this year. Well done to classes 2B and 2C on this great effort, they would like to thank all staff and students who supported this worthwhile fundraiser. The girls would also like to thank Ms. Weir for all her help with this project.
TY Tourism class visits Dublin
On Monday February 5th the transition year Tourism class accompanied by their teacher Mrs. O’Brien, went to Dublin on a tourism trip. First stop was Butlers Chocolate factory where the girlswatched the chocolate movie and learned all about the origins of chocolate and the history of Butlers Chocolates. Then the girls visited the interactive chocolate museum with plenty of complimentary chocolate tastings to savour throughout!
Enterprise Awards 2018
On Monday, January 29th our Transition Year students competed in the school Student Enterprise Awards Final. There were 29 businesses competing against each other to make it through to the Student Enterprise Awards County Final which will take place next month. The Student Enterprise Awards is an exciting and rewarding programme that gives second level students in Roscommon the chance to test their entrepreneurial skills by setting up and running their own business, while still at school.