Break the Seal Awards – 3rd place

Well done to Amy, Jessica and Laura on getting through to the finals of the Break the Seal Competition, we are very proud of you all.  Their excellent presentations were played online at the finals of the Break the Seal on Thursday.

We are delighted to announce that Jessica was placed 3rd overall in the finals for her essay  ‘Trailblazing Tinkers’. Congratulations Jessica on your excellent research and beautifully written essay.

Also, well done to all our TY’s who took part the Break the Seal competition. This is the first time we were involved in this worthwhile initiative and sincere thanks to Ms Brogan and Ms McHugh for all their time, help and guidance right up to the finals.

The 3 presentations are attached here for you to watch.

Transition Year Review 2019-2020

Transition Year Review 2019-20

This linked article is a summary of some of the events that were organised by Ms. Scarry and the Transition Years. Its is a shame that due to an international health pandemic our year had to end so abruptly. This article was written to remind our students of all the amazing things they have achieved and experienced over the year. There were numerous other activities and trips organized and coordinated by teachers for this group and they have been documented on the school’s website already and can be found here:-http://www.dunmorecs.ie/index.php/category/ty/

A wide variety of titles, prizes, awards and successes were achieved by this year group that range from Junk Koture to Break the Seal in History, Enterprise Awards and football and sport titles.

Break the Seal Finals online tomorrow @ 2pm

The finals of the Irish National History Competition, Break the Seal 2020, will take place tomorrow the 30th of July at 2 pm.

Why not join us online to watch the prerecorded presentations made by our three students, Laura Turner, Jessica McDonagh and Amy McConnell Canny.

You can watch it live by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI8SePfcW2_BAA8vVMNmMXA/

Best of luck tomorrow girls, we are extremely proud of you.

 

Break the SEAL Finalists 2020

We are delighted to announce that three of our Transition Year History Students are in the final of Break the Seal Programme this year. The aim of the programme is to support history students as they complete a Research Study Report by connecting them with the important archives held at the James Hardiman Library at NUIG. Students must research and complete an essay on an event or person in history. The completed RSR has a specific format and guidelines to follow. During the year there was a lot of hard work and time involved in this project and all students should be very proud of their work. Out of twenty schools involved and a shortlist of sixteen finalists, we have three students from Dunmore Community School who have made it to the final competition. Congratulations to our finalists Laura Turner, Jessica Mc Donagh and Amy Mc Connell Canny.

​Upon completion of their RSR all students are awarded the Breaking the SEAL Digital Badge. They will also have their research synopsis published in the Journal of Second Level Research. Students who have their research published are also eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2020.

I would like to sincerely thank Ms. Anne Tierney, President of the Old Tuam Historical Society for her guidance and support to all involved. Five students work will also be published in JOTS magazine which will issue later this year.

Break the Seal finals will take place virtually on Monday the 27th of July. Parents, staff and students are welcome to attend the virtual finals.

History teachers, Ms. Brogan and Ms. McHugh are very proud of their students and are delighted to have worked with them on this project. TY Co-ordinator and Year Head Ms. Scarry is delighted for them on their achievements and wishes them the best of luck in the finals.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our students all the best for the final competition and congratulate them on this wonderful achievement. Their work will now take its place in History!!

Publication of TY Articles

Some of our transition years students got involved in Break the Seal Programme this year. It is an NUIG initiative that aims to support students who wish to complete a Research Study Report. As part of this programme, DCS got in contact with Ms. Anne Tierney, President of the Old Tuam Historical Society. She engaged with all students, gave them advice, guidance and the skills required to research a topic in history. Anne and the editorial committee initially agreed to publish one of our students’ articles in JOTS (a magazine published every year by the Old Tuam Historical Society). After reading all our articles, she was so impressed with our students that Anne and the editorial committee, has decided to publish five. She has complimented all students involved and is only disappointed that she can’t publish them all but has congratulated all students on their work.

Our participating students have developed a range of skills such as collaboration, critical analysis, narrative expression and technological proficiency which will benefit them all when then move onto senior cycle.

All students are still going forward for the competition in NUIG in the coming weeks and I would like to wish them the best. Ms Brogan.

Student Enterprise 2020

Well done to all our students who took part in the Galway Enterprise Awards recently.

In the Senior Category (TY) we came 1st with the company What About Me? and 3rd with Agri Attack. (Daniel, Pasha, Gerard, Darragh and Andy.)

In the Intermediate category (2nd Years) we came 2nd with Top Songs From Beginner to Pro . (Ella, John, Job, Sarah and Alicia.)

Finally in the Junior Category, our 1st Year Team Jazzy Jars came 1st.

Well done to all who took part, and who supported the companies by purchasing their products, and to all that helped prepare them for the competition.

Senior Student Enterprise Award Winners

Meet the What About Me? team…. 

Tomas Ronayne(TL), Niamh Nestor (Mid), Dylan Coleman (TR), Katie Heneghan(BL), Molly Martyn (BR). They are delighted with the support they are getting with their sales on http://wam.dunmorecs.ie/ & they have just won the Galway Senior Student Enterprise Award for their company!! They now represent Galway in the National Student Enterprise finals. 

Junior Enterprise Winners

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. 

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