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!!!
Our TY’s are holding a fundraising Tractor Run on the 1st March starting from the Dunmore McHales GAA carpark. Registration taking place between 12 – 1 and then leaving the carpark at 1:30. Please note: Participants are required to provide valid licence and insurance details at registration to take part and must follow marshals instructions.
€20 per tractor and Vintage tractors welcome. Further information from Ms Scarry, Darragh W or Andrew G.
Our Transition Year students organized & hosted the first round of the boys & girls Junior Volleyball Championships. As part of their P.E programme they completed a Volleyball Coaching Course. They used their knowledge to coach our junior teams, officiate & referee the games. We welcomed Roscommon CC for the girls competition and Colaiste na Eachreidh Athenry & Mary Immaculate Lisdoonvarna for the boys competition. Our teams will progress to the Cup stage of the competition. This is a new sport to our school and it gives our Transition Year students the opportunity to develop their leadership & organizational skills.
Some of our Transition Year students attended ‘Break the Seal’ project at NUIG yesterday. This project focuses on connecting second-level students to the archival material, primary sources and collections of the James Hardiman Library at NUIG. The students will write a research study report on an event in history that interests them. Once completed It will be published by the University. We are looking forward to reading their work.
The aim of the programme is to support senior cycle history students as they complete their mandatory Research Study Report by connecting them with the important archives held at the James Hardiman Library at NUIG. During the campus visits students take a tour of the archives and get to engage with the documents held there as researchers.
Participating students engage in a series of workshops targeted at developing the following critical 21st Century Skills:
- Critical analysis
- Narrative expression
- Technological proficiency
Our Transition Year students travelled to Galway recently to the launch of the Schools Enterprise Competition. This is a great competition where students learn to form their own company, create a product or a service & develop a business plan. They will work with Ms Fallon & Ms Grehan over the coming months to have their companies up & running before March.