Last week the school organised a series of diverse events and competitions to mark Science Week. On Wednesday our 4T and 4W transition year classes attended a ‘STEM Talk’ in The Source Theatre. This event focused on potential science-based careers. On Thursday our first year students participated in a science quiz while on Friday a selection of our third years competed in a Science Olympiad which saw students tackle a series of six Junior Cert-related tasks. Our second year students were also involved in the activities as they participated in a CSI murder mystery. In addition to these events, there was an information board in the foyer which included a Fact of the Day and a daily ‘Four Pictures, One Scientist’ competition. A poster competition was also held
‘Congratulations’ to our under-16 basketball panel on overcoming Waterpark College in the quarter-final of the All-Ireland Cup on Tuesday last. An excellent team performance saw them emerge as comfortable winners on the day, winning on a scoreline of 67 points to 11. Killian Ryan, Sean Mockler and Liam Kenny were the top scorers for Thurles. Their All-Ireland semi-final will take place in January.
Junk Kouture Workshop
On Thursday last a selection of our transition year art pupils attended a fashion design and innovation workshop at the Kilkenny Craft and Design Centre. The workshop was held in conjunction with ‘Junk Kouture’, a national fashion competition which promotes recycling and upcycling and which focuses on patterning, concept and design.
Our senior hurling panel continued their preparations for their upcoming Harty Cup game by playing Castletroy College in a useful challenge game on Tuesday last. The panel will play Doon C.B.S. in the second group game of the competition this Wednesday, the eighteenth of November. The match will be played in Kilcommon and throw-in is at 1.30.
CSPE Guest Speakers
On Wednesday last Mr. Francis Burke and Mr. Robert O Shea, secretary and chairperson respectively of the ‘Save Our Local Community’ organisation, visited the school and spoke to some of our third year CSPE pupils about rural crime. The students are currently working on an action project which focuses on how they, as active citizens, can help to prevent crime in their communities. The pupils found the talk to be both inspirational and very practical.
On Tuesday last a team of first year students represented the school in the five-a-side indoor soccer tournament that was held in The Dome. The team enjoyed victories over Carrick C.B.S., Nenagh Vocational School and Colaiste Mhuire, Thurles but was defeated by Borrisokane. In the end, it was only goal difference which prevented the team from progressing from their group.