Well done to our First Year Mini- company Jazzy Jars & their Transition Year mentors who won the Junior section of the Galway Enterprise Competition. They now represent Galway in the National finals. They set up their company in September and used recycled jars to create candle holders, desks tidies or trinket holders. They designed the jars for different occasions & themes. Jazzy Jars will continue with their orders when they return to school.
Well done to our TY students Katie Heneghan, Molly Martyn, Niamh Nestor, Dylan Coleman & Tomas Ronayne who have just launched their publication called ‘My Sibling……then Me!’ as part of their mini-company.
Their mini-company is called “What about Me?”. Their aim was to create an awareness of people with Special Needs but in particular, they were interested in producing a resource for the siblings of people with Special needs.
The booklet “My Sibling…….then Me!” is written to help siblings of people with Special Needs to understand the disability and the difficulties, challenges and compromises they may have to make. This resource can also be used by parents, teachers and professionals who may need to have conversations with young people who may have a sibling with Special Needs.
It is now available to purchase directly from the website http://wam.dunmorecs.ie
Well done and best of luck to you on the sales of your fabulous publication!
DCS are thrilled to announce that Sarah, Riya and Niamh have made it through to the National Finals of Junk Kouture with their design Efflorescence on the 30th April in the 3 Arena. An incredible achievement for any students, but as one of the smallest schools involved, with no hired choreography or artistic consultants (as many other schools had access to!) this truly is a remarkable feat! These three students have worked tirelessly since September, hand-making every single element of the design. Their creativity, teamwork and efforts deserve to be highly commended. The girls are the first group of students from DCS to EVER make it through to the National Finals! A special shout out to our model Sarah who absolutely smashed her on-stage performance. Wishing the three of you every success in the next stage of the competition.
We are extremely proud of you and your amazing achievement.
We are delighted to hear that our 2nd Year lads “The Binjas” have won the OneGoodIdea Junior Cycle Regional finals in Limerick this evening. A fantastic achievement for them, Ms Canny their mentor, and our school. #Onegoodidea #SEAI More details later.
Best of luck to our 2nd Year boys ‘The Binjas’ who travel to the Omniplex Limerick tomorrow for the SEAI One Good Idea Regional Finals! Their very creative film will be played on the big screen followed by a Presentation Pitch and then questioned by a panel of judges. Their idea to encourage the 3Rs – to promote Reusable bottles, Refilling and encourage Recycling in classrooms brings new life and energy into our green school with the dream to go Plastic Free. These boys have put lots of work into their campaign and we are all so proud of you so the very best of luck tomorrow!
Special thanks to Anne Tierney, President of The Old Tuam Society who joined us in DCS last week to give a presentation to our students who are involved in Breaking the Seal. The Old Tuam Society are participating with the Breaking the SEAL Programme (BTS), an NUIG initiative programme. The programme connects second-level students to the archival material, primary sources, and collections of the Hardiman Library at NUI Galway and the students own locality. Anne is mentoring some of the students, as they complete their mandatory research, and will provide access to archival material from the society. The winning article will be published in a forthcoming issue of the JOTS. For further information please see http://btsnuig.weebly.com/about.html
Three of our talented TY students – Sarah, Riya and Niamh – participated in the Junk Kouture competition this year. They have made it into the regional finals with their incredible design; Efflorescence. This is the first time in a number of years that our school has made it into the regional finals, and we are very proud of our three hardworking and creative students.
Now the girls need our help to achieve their goal! 10% of their overall score at the regional finals is based on the number of votes they get between Monday the 10th (tomorrow) and Friday the 14th of February.
This is how to vote:
– go to app.junkkouture.com
– register or login into your account (please note the text can take a while to come back)
– filter the designs to the Western Region and Dunmore Community School, or type Efflorescence into the search bar
– then click vote on their design
Please do this every day until the voting closes on Friday the 14th. You can also earn super votes by entering words into the earn votes category or by sharing any design on Facebook or following Junk Koutures social media pages
The girls would really appreciate your support, every vote counts! Please make a big effort to vote daily for Efflorescence throughout the week. Thank you!!!