Well done to Fionn Waters, Banouges, Dunmore who represented Dunmore Community School at the Connacht Senior Schools Swimming Championships in Athlone Regional Sports Centre on January 8th. Fionn won gold in the 200m Individual Medley and bronze in the 400m Freestyle. He will now represent the school in the All Ireland Senior Schools Championships to be held in April.
Congratulations to Leah Noone, Emma Davis, Catriona Ronayne and Lorna Murphy who attended The Junior Certificate Business Studies Awards Ceremony at NUI Galway which celebrated their fantastic achievement of an “A” grade in Higher Level Business Studies. The girls are pictured with their teacher Ms. Martina Duignan and Dr. Gerard Turley from the J.E Cairnes School of Business and Economics.
You can see them here at 48 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ll-3y_Hck
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.