Young Scientist Achievement
Congratulations to Maeve Farrell from Transition Year, pictured above with Ms. Callaghan (Science Teacher). Maeve received “Highly Commended” for her project “Reading for Equality - An Investigation into the Gender and Racial Bias in Children's Classical and Modern Books and if it can create Stereotypes”, which was submitted in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Category at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition 2019.
Young Scientist Competition 2018
The science students under the guidance of Ms. Callaghan attended the BT Young Scientist Competition 2019 which took place at the RDS in Dublin from January 9th to January 12th. This exhibition celebrates its 55th 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 three groups and their projects that represented our school at the 2019 BT Young Scientist Competition are “Reading for Equality - An Investigation into the Gender and Racial Bias in Children's Classical and Modern Books and if it can create Stereotypes”, submitted by Maeve Farrell (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category), “The Impact of Closing Post Offices in Rural Ireland”, submitted by Nicole Burke and Ciara Conlon (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category) and “Does Practice Really Make Perfect?” submitted by Neasa Madden and Emma Mannion, (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category). Best of luck to the girls.
CEIST Bake-Off 2019
There was a great air of excitement in our school on Thursday last when students competed for the Convent of Mercy CEIST Bake-off title of 2019. A total of thirteen girls, Alicia Nolan, Abby Gooney, Lisa Kennedy, Anna Gooney, Ellen Kelly, Lucy Greene, Aliya Hone, Kate Cunningham, Julie Pereira, Aisling McRory, Amy Gallagher, Nikola Mielec, Antonina Pliszka, Katie Morgan contested the junior title and two girls Rachel O’Grady, and Eleanor Walsh contested the senior title. The senior category bake-off is centred on the theme of “Family” 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 Mr. Declan Molloy and Ms. Alison Crean, who after hours of judging the presentation, the texture and the taste of the cakes awarded the much coveted titles to Eleanor Walsh (fifth year) in the Senior category and in the junior category, Nikola Mielec (2nd year) was awarded first place, Amy Gallagher, (2nd year) was awarded second place and Aliya Hone (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 2020 title in their sights. A sincere thank you to Mr. Declan Molloy and Ms. Alison Crean for their expertise in judging and advice offered to the girls post judging. Also a big thank you to Ms. Cleary (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.