Transition Year Students attended the ‘Think Twice Road Safety Awareness Show for Teenagers’in Leisureland Galway. This show was organised by Galway County and City Council and featured the Garda Siochana, the Fire and Ambulance Service and an A&E Consultant. A survivor of a road crash and a family member of a road fatality spoke to the students about their experiences. It was a most informative and graphic show and highlighted the consequences of careless driving.
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.
TY Students Niamh Burke,Dearbhla Neenan,Rachel Diskin,Rachel Turner,Cathal Heneghan,Shane Raftery and James Quinn along with Community Youth Worker Bernie Conlon attended the Comhairle na nÓg AGM and related activities at Claregalway Castle recently.Over 170 students from secondary schools in Co.Galway were in attendance. B.Clesham