TRIP TO THE SOURCE:
Our Transition Year class went to The Source Arts Centre in Thurles last week where they were treated to a special viewing of a film on the Cormack Brothers. The film chronicles the murder of John Ellis, a landlord agent who was shot in 1858 during a turbulent period in 19th Century Ireland when agrarian violence towards landlordism often resulted in miscarriages of justice being meted out to innocent parties. This was filmed around the locality of Loughmore and was excellently produced by Alan Browne. Past pupil Fáinche Egan was also a member of the production team and the cast involved a large number of people from the Loughmore parish. Feedback from our students was most positive, especially from our cohort of non-national students who were given a graphic and valuable insight into society under British rule in Tipperary in the 19th Century.
BT YOUNG SCIENTIST:
A huge congratulations to the students who entered projects in this year’s BT Young Scientist competition. Aaron Wort and Javier Romerosa submitted a technology project to develop a microchip/GPS tracker to locate lost or stolen animals. First year students Jack Corcoran, Pádraig Connolly, and Vincent Carney submitted a project investigating the use of Colloid Science. Second year students Evan Donnelly and Aaron Cooke carried out work into the effects of being without mobile phones. While their projects were excellently researched & produced, our students were unsuccessful in their endeavours to progress to the next stage of the competition. However, they are already planning for next year!
Well done to all our students from 1st year to 6th years who completed their Christmas exams last Friday in The Dome and are eagerly awaiting their results over forthcoming days. Maith sibh arís!