Well done to TY student Molly Prior whose project “A statistical analysis on the effect of Rural Decline on People’s Well-being was highly commended at the recent BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin. Molly hard work over the previous few months together with her highly effective communication style impressed the judges greatly. Well done Molly.
Well done to Eoghan Shanley, Niall O’Shea and Niall Gallagher, who each received a gold medal in the John Paul II awards last week.
Green-fingered TY students planted red onions, peas, bread beans and beetroot in the poly-tunnel as they began their individual mini-gardens.
Congratulations to Edel Shanley in 6th Year who has been selected to play for Connacht PPS team in 2020. This is a wonderful achievement and is a just reward for her dedication, hard work and her outstanding football ability. Edel has represented her school, Ballinamore CS with distinction in her 6 years. She follows in the footsteps of her cousin Eimhin who was captain of the Connacht team in 2018 and indeed two other past pupils, namely Laura O’ Dowd in 2011 and Katie Mc Nulty in 2019.
Well done Edel
TY Students received AED and CPR training on Wednesday. Thanks to qualified trainers Ms Stenson and Mr Mullen for teaching these life-saving skills to our TYs
Ms Colum brought the TY class to Ballinamore Community Garden. Kay Maguire and Eamon Smith showed the students the polytunnels. Students got to look at plants such as nasturtiums, strawberry plants, borage, kale among many other plants. Companion planting is carried out at the garden and students saw many examples of companion planting.
As part of their TY Mini-company projects, Ty students held a Christmas market in the canteen over lunch-break. the event was a great success, with lots of innovation and enterprise on display and hopefully, a little profit!
This Christmas, the Green Schools team and the Student Council are encouraging everyone to have a Merry and an Eco-friendly Christmas. They have produced a Christmas card which has a range of Energy saving tips especially for Christmas time. Feel free to forward the Christmas card to family and friends as often as you like to wish all a happy Christmas and to keep the environment in mind during the festivities. Ballinamore CS is in the process of working towards our 7th Green Flag which involves Energy Conservation and Global Citizenship.
Green Schools Committee and Students Council