Monday DIT Science Talks for Transition Year.
This week the Transition Year students had the opportunity to attend Dublin Institute of Technology. The students attended two Lectures based in the biological sciences department. The first lecture dealt with the biochemistry of Human Beings and other species and followed on to relate this to the mythology surrounding Vampires. The students learned a bit about the science behind why some cadavers give the appearance of being well fed while having longer teeth and nails thus looking like a vampire. They also learned that certain creatures have different colour blood due to the compounds that bind oxygen in them. The second presentation dealt with the simple complexity that is DNA and showed how this is being used to save lives in both medicine and criminal forensics. This trip was beneficial for students interested in pursuing a career in Medicine, Biochemistry of forensics.
First Year Soccer
Monday saw our first year soccer team travel to Dublin to play Portmarnock Community School in the Leinster Cup. Unfortunately, despite playing their best our lads were beaten on the day and so their pursuit of the Leinster Cup was ended. Many thanks to their coach Ms. Rooney.
This Tuesday saw our Transition Year students attend Zeminar in the RDS with Ms. Rooney. Zeminar has been a yearly fixture in our TY calendar since it began and is classed as an extremely valuable one. Zeminar is the largest and most inclusive youth gathering ever seen in Ireland and is a social enterprise created to bring all those invested in the development and well-being of young people in Ireland to one place. It is a Wellbeing & Education movement for Generation Z that caters for all 15-20 year olds and their parents, teachers, mentors and coaches, irrespective of academic ability or socio-economic background. The students got to experience some of the best and most innovative organisations and they took part in workshops and fun activities, listened to influential speakers, came back to school with essential resources. Our students left the event with new knowledge to help them live happier, safer, and more fulfilling lives. Thanks to Ms. Rooney for organising and to Pauline for accompanying.
Under 15 Soccer
On Tuesday last our under 15 soccer team headed to Lamberton pitch to take on Colaiste Bride, Carnew as part of the Wicklow Wexford League. Arklow CBS proved the stronger side in winning with a comfortable 3-1 score line. Goal scorers were Ben Long with two goals and Jack Murray scoring one. Well done lads and keep up the great playing! Thanks to their coach Ms. Cummins.
Comhairle na nÓG
This Friday saw 10 members of the active student council in the school attend the AGM of Comhairle na nÓG in the Parkview Hotel Newtown. Here the young voices of Wicklow county congregate and set goals for the year ahead. A special mention to Adam Shanley, Conor Nugent and Jamie Tobin who have been members of Comhairle na nÓG for the past year. Many thanks to Ms. Rooney for organising and to Ms.Stafford for accompanying them.