Category Archives: Home Economics

Christmas Projects

Lots of Christmas projects happening across different subject departments- 🎄
Festive fun in Mr Duignan’s Engineering class as 1st yrs made Christmas Trees with LEDs and Ms Cooney’s1st yr Home Economics class upcycled tops and jumpers into Christmas themed ones.

Diabetes Ireland TY talk

This week we were delighted to welcome back past student Grainne Griffin to BCS. Grainne gave a really informative presentation to the TY class on Living with Type 1 Diabetes.
Grainne has organised a fundraiser in aid Diabetes Ireland and our TY students kindly volunteered to help out at it over the next two weekends. If you are in town shopping over the weekend your support at the collection would be really appreciated.

Junk Kouture

Well done to TY students Madison Conway & Aisling O Brien on their entry for this year’s Junk Kouture competition. Their creation ‘Soar with Seshat’ (Soar represents the wings in their design and Seshat was the Egyptian Goddess of Books) is made fully out of materials they recycled and repurposed, and was completed as part of Ms Cooney’s Global Citizenship Education Module. Amazing work girls! 👏👗

Food Preservation

Tomatoes and potatoes that were grown in the school polytunnel along with homegrown fruits and vegetables  kindly gifted to the Home Economics Department from various teachers all resulted in lots of delicious products for students and staff to enjoy.

A great opportunity for students to see a range of preservation techniques in action in the classroom – crab apple jelly, beetroot relish, shatta – a Palestinian condiment made from red chilli’s, tomato sauce and salsa were on the menu. Thanks Mr Cunnane for the beetroot, Ms Colum for the crab apples and Ms Parke for the homegrown chillies.

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

‘ Before you finish breakfast this morning you have have depended on more than half of the world’ – Martin Luther King Jr

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, Home Economics students learned more about what exactly fair-trade is, how different our food can look in its original state before it reaches our table, and the impact our shopping  choices and habits can have for Fairtrade farmers and those who produce all our favourite foods & drinks like tea, coffee, chocolate, fruit and even our clothes. This years Fairtrade theme was around cocoa highlighting the importance of farmers being paid fairly for their work and being able to earn a living income. Students completed the chocolate quiz to learn more interesting facts about chocolate production and 1st years entered a Fairtrade Poster competition to encourage family and friends to choose fair-trade products when shopping. Congratulations to Saffron Flynn who won first prize and to runners up Kate McCauley and Rosemary Brady. All their poster’s will be displayed on the GCE noticeboard also.