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Ombudsman for Children

 

Transition year classes TYPE and TYPW went to the Ombudsman for Children on Monday 9th March for a workshop on their rights. It was very informative, fun and interactive. Right from the start it was clear that we are not fully aware of all our rights, so we learned a lot. The facilitator Aoife was energetic and interesting and the boys really got involved. The space was designed specifically with children in mind so the boys couldn’t resist chilling in the soft area when we were done. We hope to bring the rest of the group in later in the year. 

 

Ombudsman for Children

Dublin City Student Enterprise Awards

 

Well done to Max Bennett and Patrick Moran (TYPW) on winning the Dublin City Student Enterprise Awards in City Hall yesterday. The company called Bee Dynamite competed against 21 other schools. They now will represent Dublin City at the All-Ireland Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park on May 1st.

 

The company produces, markets and sells flower bombs. This product is made using 100% wildflower seeds. The aim of the company is to encourage people to plant flower bombs in their gardens so the bees can pollinate the plants.

 

The company recently featured on Diarmuid Gavin’s live Instagram programme and have gained a lot of admirers such as Cassie Stokes the TV personality. The Sunday Business Post also featured an article on the company.

 

The product is available in 6 stores in Dublin and Wicklow and orders can be made online through Bee Dynamite’s Instagram page.

 

Dublin City Student Enterprise Award

Drop Everything and Read

 

As part of the celebration of World Book Day on March 5th the English Department decided to mark the event and run a drop everything and read event that week. 

 

 

All teachers were encouraged to finish lessons at 12.40pm and have students read a book of their choosing for the last twenty minutes of class. 1 South agreed to distribute a selection of books to ensure teachers had a supply in case a student forgot his preferred reading material. The students could also bring a book of their own choosing and fully enjoy the experience. The ‘drop everything and read’ initiative was a big success and the students enjoyed the reading time. Well done to all the students who participated so well in dropping everything to read.

Drop Everything and Read

 

Digital Champions

 

At the start of December the Digital Champions attended a training day in Croke Park that proved to be of great benefit to them. Prior to this they had been doing great work teaching IT skills and basic coding to first years at lunch-time for six weeks. 

 

 

The Digital Champions are Anes Tamtam, Cian Sevilla, David Pataashvili and Adam Shaw. Recently on March 2nd along with Ms.Nash they were sparking their creativity at the Microsoft Dreamspace and enjoying every minute of it. They are looking forward to showcasing their project at a national event at the end of the year. Keep up the good work which is inspiring all of us.

 

Digital Champions

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Digital Champions 3

DCU Access Outreach Maths Quiz Success

 

Congratulations to our team of first years who were the winners of the “1st Year DCU Access Outreach Maths Quiz,” hosted by DCU, on their St. Patrick’s campus. The standard of questioning was tough, with 22 teams competing representing 12 schools This photograph is of the winning team from 1 East receiving their prizes from the organizing committee.  The team members were Ciaran Geraghty, Adam Roche, Callum Jenkins and Diego Siberian Pena. 

 

 

A team from 1 South also took part and were unlucky not to feature in the top 3 - they were Daniela Gainuidinous, Abhishek John, Hadi Karazi and Reidan Cauilan. Big thanks to Ms. McGrath, for entering the teams in this competition. Well done to all involved.

 

 DCU Maths Quiz Success

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