TYs, Amber Flag Committee and Ms Simpson organised a Bake Sale for #BakeForBrainInjury to raise money for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. Cakes were baked by staff and students and great fun was had by all. In total, €400 was raised which is amazing. Thanks to everyone involved.
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Spring is in the Air!
Irish Defence Forces Career Talk
Ms Mannion’s 5th and 6th year Career’s classes attended a talk with Sgt John Campbell from the Irish Defence Forces today regarding possible careers in Central Medical Units, Cavalry Corps, Engineer/Ordanance Corps and Infantry Corps. The students were very enthusiastic and it was an excellent opportunity for them to meet Sgt Campbell who served in several different countries during his career.
Jersey Day in Aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Student Enterprise Finals
An Cailín Ciúin
ACCS Student Voice Conference
Well done to Avril Hargadan, Darren Wrynne and TJ Quinn who attended the ACCS Student Voice Conference yesterday. They represented BCS by participating and reflecting on their perspective about the future of education in Ireland.
TY FEAST Workshop
TY’s recently enjoyed a workshop delivered by Devin from FEAST Ireland as part of their global citizenship education class. A fun and informative workshop where students learned about sustainable Irish produce, how the food system affects climate change, food miles, impact that war, famine and brexit has on food availability and the practice of zero waste food. They tasted Irish oysters, granola made from spent grains, kombucha, sourdough and banana skin chutney. The workshop also got students thinking more about the SDG around zero hunger which generated lots of discussion. The workshop was funded through the WorldWise Global Schools programme our school is involved in.
TY Gender Inequality Action Project
As part of their YSI project, with the aid of Angela Horgan from YSI and Aife Kearns from Innovating Communities, the TYs used the Design Thinking approach to develop an action project around awareness of gender inequality. Over the past couple of months, students researched the issue and developed an approach to raise awareness.
This culminated in the group devising a poster campain in the school which outlined important facts and figures around the issue. To encourage students in the school to engage with the campaign, the TYs hosted a quiz last Friday for all junior students, with most of the questions being about information included in the posters.
To encourage engagement with the posters and quiz, the group had previously hosted a bake sale to fund desirable prizes including cinema tickets and easter eggs.
The event was a superb success, with students really enjoying the quiz and learning a lot in the process. No doubt our students will now be able to spread the word and help drive change around this important societal issue into the future.