Well done to the TY students who completed their Adventure Journey at the Ox Mountain Adventure Centre as part of their Gaisce Challenge accompanied by their Gaisce leader Ms.Clesham and Mr. Fleming. They enjoyed the challenge and are looking forward to completing their challenges in Personal Skills, Physical Recreation and Community Involvement in the months ahead. A special thanks to Dermot, Monica and Barry for making the adventure enjoyable.
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Congratulations to Team CAN-a-Bits (best video) and Team CAN-struction (most work done to date) who have succeeded in winning all categories of the preliminary round of the CANSAT competition hosted by GMIT.
CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge for the students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system, into this minimal volume. The CanSat is then launched by a rocket or dropped from a platform or captive balloon and its mission begins: to carry out a scientific experiment and achieve a safe landing.
CanSat offers a unique opportunity for students to have a practical experience of a real space project. They are responsible for all aspects: designing the CanSat, selecting its mission, integrating the components, testing, preparing for launch and then analysing the data.
Congratulations to students Pierce Kirrane, Jonathan Comer,Sean Kelly, Lee Donoghue and Ciara Carney who were presented with The Papal Cross Awards by Archbishop Michael Neary at the John Paul 11 Awards Ceremony in Knock last week. (B. Clesham)
NUI Galway’s College of Business along with the BSTAI, Junior Cert Business Studies Awards Ceremony was held recently in the Bailey Allen Hall in NUI Galway. The ceremony celebrates those students who achieved an A Grade in the Higher Level Business Studies exam at Junior Cert level. Pictured are Sinead Mullins & Mairead Gallagher along with their teacher Ms Martina Duignan. Congratulations and well done on such a fantastic achievement!
Scott Green Kiltevna, a Leaving Certificate in Dunmore Community School student is pictured with the book Wild Words. This book is produced by Leitrim Co. Council as part of Wild Words Book Festival for young people. Students from Ireland and the UK were invited to submit their stories for inclusion in the book. Scott was one of the students whose short story entitled ‘They’re Coming’ has been included in this year’s publication which is available from Amazon..
Scott pictured with the book Wild Words.