8 February 2023
Blood Donation Clinics
On any given day 200 patients receive transfusions in Irish hospitals, and the demand for blood, is constant. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service relies on its donors and are urging them to give a priceless gift, the gift of life.
Community Bike Ride
We had another lovely cycle to Templemore on Sunday where we enjoyed refreshments in One 19 Cafe and returned home very happy. Big thanks to John Slattery for his support and leadership on the day.
St Joseph’s College
BT Young Scientist
Two groups represented St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh at the RDS for the annual BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition.
Almost 60 years old, the young scientist exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students to take STEM outside the classroom. Students around the country apply to participate in the competition, then their science project entries are evaluated by judges. From the thousands of projects submitted only 550 are accepted to participate in the public exhibition. Two teams from Borrisoleigh’s TY made the cut. These two teams being “The New Sliotar;” by Emer Moroney, Caoimhe Delaney and Chloe Whyte along with “Back to Basics;” by Sarah Brophy and Aoife Kennedy. The girls got to experience speaking with judges and fellow competitors. As the exhibition is open to the public, Borrisoleigh’s TY year made the trip up to Dublin to see the teams and explore the entire exhibition.
Without a doubt, the BT Young Scientists gave plenty of inspiration when it came to career opportunities. Access to summer acceleration courses run by sponsors such as Stripe or getting to speak to some of the brightest scientists and technologists in Ireland certainly helped open up students to the vast world of STEM and the various career opportunities that can come from it.
Last Thursday the transition year students enjoyed some Video Gaming with a difference when a gaming van arrived at the school. Inside there were five screens, allowing 16 students to play FIFA at a time. A Nintendo Switch was also on offer if you weren’t interested in FIFA, and some students enjoyed a friendly or competitive game of cards while they were waiting. Overall, it was a fun activity, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
TY students took part in a film workshop with Burning House Productions. We learned how to use a camera and how using a microphone can increase the quality of the sound. The facilitator also showed us the importance of lighting when taking a shot. We had great fun creating our short film which was about a character who was bullied. We also made a short video on our phones which was both enjoyable and hilarious. Overall, we had a great day and we thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.
Scór na bPáistí
CHANGE OF DATE
Pic of the Past
Marion Campion outside Whyte’s Shop Main Street,
across the road from The Lantern Inn.
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