School News March 5th 2015

Formula One.

Transition Years have entered the Formula 1 competition under the guidance of Mr. Duffy.  The project involves designing a model racing car and sending the specifications to a company that produce the car.  The students then paint the car and mount it on an appropriate stand.  In the competition the cars powered by gas, race each other to win.  Regional finals are in Castlebar and a dozen students divided into two teams are involved.
“Team XLR8″is comprised of Barry Heslin, Glen Ward, Ryan Shanley, Nessa Kellegher, Amy Cox and Luke Jones.  “Leitrim Rebels” entry is from Jack Keville, James Maguire, Roisin Donnelly, Lily Crossley, Heather Maxwell and Leighann Flynn.
Living with a Brain Injury.
The TY class were privileged to have a talk from Dr. Laura Doherty who sustained a brain injury in a car accident a number of years ago.  She is well on the way in her rehabilitation and was giving advice to students regard drugs, alcohol and safety while driving.
CSPE.
Second year students visited the Fr. Peter McVerry trust and Irish Aid in Dublin last week.  This will be part of the CSPE project for Junior Cert.  They were accompanied by Ms. Dolan, Ms. Kellegher and Ms. Colum.
Little Princess Trust.
Sisters Heather and Cora Maxwell are donating hair to the trust.  It will go to make hairpieces for children  as they receive cancer treatment.  Well done girls.
Enterprise.
Three groups from TY have qualified for the county finals later in the month
The first group have produced a farm manual called FARMUAL which has a large section on  “farm safety” the remainder is on the history of farm enterprises up to the present.The members of this group are Ryan Shanley,Glen Ward, Barry Heslin and Luke Jones.   Group two have produced a Junior  Cert Science revision booklet called “Science made simple”. Roisin Donnelly, Conor Doherty, Ellen Keegan, Rachel Prior and Chelsea David worked on this project.
Group three are promoting two products “Fifty shades of beauty” a booklet on haircare and makeup techniques and a solar powered phone charger.  Emma Kiernan, Leighann Flynn, Aoife Keegan, Clare Bohan and Laura Gill make up this team.  Thanks to Mr.Brian Dolan for judging all the entries.  Good luck to the groups as they compete at county level.