Well done to our First Year Girls: Erica Ryan, Áine Nicklin, Éile Cronin, Isabelle Murray, Caoimhe Burke, Shanaz Saman, Caitlin Keadin & to our Transition Year Student Katie Heneghan who represented our school in the Regional Poetry Aloud Competition. The girls travelled to Salerno & competed against 60 students where they had to recite two poems from memory. The girls were highly commended for their performances on the day.
Congratulations to our maths week puzzle winners – Niamh Doorey 6th year (Monday), Emma Blighe 3rd year(Tuesday), Mick Donnellan 3rd year (Wednesday), Gabriella Oliveira 1st year (Thursday) and to Kyle Leonard (LCA) who had the closest guess for how many sweets in the jar (correct answer was 87). Solutions have been posted up on notice boards outside the office. Well done to everybody who took part!
As part of “Math’s Week”, our first years took part in a rapid revision maths quiz. In groups of 4, they had to answer as many questions as possible within the time limit at each station before moving onto the next. Topics included natural numbers, integers, fractions, sets and decimals. A special word of thanks to the TY students who helped out. Well done to all who took part!
Today marks the start of “Maths Week” at Dunmore Community School. Some of the activities include a deal or no deal competition, daily maths puzzles, guess how many sweets are in the jar and a maths quiz for first years. A new maths puzzle will be posted on each maths teachers door each morning, so to take part you can submit your answers to your maths teacher or give them to Ms. Duignan. Best of luck to everybody!
On May 16th nine Third Year students travelled to Youth Work Ireland Centre in Tuam to attend a workshop with Comhairle Na nÓg. It centred on the environment and the problems caused by today’s society.
We learned that not only are we a part of the problem, but a part of the solution as well.
Firstly we had a talk from Mark Molloy about waste management. It benefited us because we learned how to sensibly manage resources. He taught us about alternatives to plastic and how to use less packaging. He shared pictures of turtles and other marine animals, wrapped in plastic, which has been discarded by humans. These were effective in expressing the problem in an eye-opening way. The frightening statistics made us question our actions and ourselves, on whether we are helping the environment to the best of our ability.
We next got involved in a more hands on workshop. We got to interact with the students from different schools. We got to plant plants, which we learned helped with pollination. He encouraged us to refurbish abandoned places and small areas of land by planting plants. We got to make an outfit with scraps of old fabric. This was great fun, because we got to make a dress that we thought would not look nice at all, but we were wrong. It taught us that we can make use of unwanted materials.
We are glad we got the opportunity to attend such a worthwhile workshop. It was a very enjoyable experience. We would be happy to attend another in the future. Rebecca Gormley 3rd Year.
Yesterday our Transition Year class 4A conducted their Geographical Fieldstudy. It was made all the more enjoyable by the glorious temperature of 19 degrees on Silverstrand. Just fresh off the plane from the tour in Italy all the class were motivated to measure beach fabric, analyse beach slope and find wind and wave speed to name a few tasks. Well done to all of 4A and Ms. Canny & Ms. Maher for assisting.