The Meath Post Primary Schools Cross Country took place in the grounds of the Moyalley Hotel, Broadford, Co Kildare. The girls from 1st and 2nd year competed in the Minor U14 race.
Amy Clarke ran a very strong race and got 1st place. Hannah Gilligan was placed 3rd, just pipped for 2nd place. Sarah Ennis was 5th and Eimear Fagan was 8th place. These four positions put the girls in 1st place for the Team Prize.
The other eleven girls who rang in the Minor U14 race were Andrea Hiney, Sinead Nic Eoin, Aisling McCabe, Olivia Gonsalves, Hannah Guy, Sarah Daly, Elisha Larkin, Aimee Molloy, Sky Ronane, Aoife Swords and Wiktoria Rabiega.
The girls ran really well, and are now looking forward to the Dunboyne & District Schools Cross Country to be held in Dunboyne on 3rd December.
Congrats to our senior science teams who represented Scoil Mhuire in the ISTA Senior Science Quiz in NUIM on Thursday evening. Regional competitors were; Erin McEvoy, Roisin Hackett, Fiona Rickard, Caoimhe Byrne, Sinead Law, Ceri O'Neill.
A special congratulations and best of luck to the 3rd place team who will go on to represent Scoil Mhuire in the national final: Katherine Touhy, Aisha Siwar, Aine Coogan
Many thanks to Ms Atkinson who accompanied the teams
Dale Treadwell from 'Crann' came into the TY Environmental Studies class and did a workshop on the importance of trees. The students got an opportunity to identify trees in the school ground using keys and they also plant some young trees.
Congratulations to Class 11A in room 6 for being the ‘Gold Dustpan and Brush’ Award winners for the week beginning 3rd November.
Well done to 21A in room 6 for again receiving the ‘Gold Dustpan and Brush’ Award for the week beginning 10th November.
On Monday, the 3rd of November, a group of 70 Transition Year students attended a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary “UNBREAKABLE” at the Moat Theatre in Naas, Co. Kildare.
UNBREAKABLE tells the inspirational story of Mark Pollock’s amazing strength and positivity in the face of incredible obstacles throughout his life. Ten years after losing his sight at 22, Mark Pollock became the first blind person to race to the South Pole. The psychological impact of that success put blindness behind him and he moved on with his life and became engaged to his girlfriend Simone. But four weeks before the wedding, an accident left Mark paralysed from the waist down and threw his life into turmoil once again. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Ross Whitaker (TrueFilms.tv; When Ali Came to Ireland, Saviours), this moving, fascinating film – six years in the making – tells the story of Mark’s rehabilitation, his search for groundbreaking cures in the worlds of robotics and science, and his unbreakable spirit.
Accompanied by Ms. Brady, Mr. Duffy, Ms. Keogh, Mr. Brennan and Mr. Stobie, the T.Y. students were privileged to meet and greet both director Ross Whittaker and the chief protagonist of the documentary, Mark Pollock at the after-school event. Not only were the students left awestruck and motivated by the determination of Mark, but at the brink of ground-breaking scientific discovery, the documentary offered a great insight into spinal cord research and the work of many contemporary scientists worldwide.