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BT Young Scientists 2015

C.B.S. Young Scientist Entrants 2015.

Best of luck to this year’s C.B.S. entrants in the BT Young Scientist Competition. We are delighted to have four groups qualified this year representing our school. Each of our projects is exciting and fresh in their approach, reflecting the enthusiasm of the students involved.

Young Scientist

Cytherean Industries:  Tommy O Donnell and Michael O Callaghan develop a road map which provides solutions to our requirement of clean energy sources by developing the abundant resources available within our solar system. This highly developed and ambitious project charts the developments required and the suggested methods of exploiting these natural resources for the benefit of Earths ecosystems. Tommy and Michael provide a detailed account of the resources required and the stages necessary in order to allow humans to mine for natural resources on planets such as Mars and Venus and also closer to home the Moon.

Infinity Trainer:  Seán Ryan, Darragh Byrne and William Creedon study the uptake of sports in our school population, analyse participation rates and make some recommendations regarding possible overtraining. During the course of the project interesting patterns have emerged regarding the uptake of sport and the need for an injury management programme during periods of the year where preseasons and end of seasons may overlap for different sports.

Visualising better passwords:  Mark Fortune develops a new approach to the dreaded password. Mark investigates the use of pictures as an alternative to the brain scrambling eight character, number/ letter/symbol conundrum we endure on a daily basis. A very innovative project with a huge amount of effort invested with huge opportunities for application in life today.

Wise Buoys:  Jamie Stapleton, Paul Hennessy and James O Sullivan Develop their already successful life buoy project from last year’s Young Social Innovators Competition. This seemingly obvious application of modern mobile technology is testament to the students’ ingenuity.

 

We wish each of our students the best of luck in the competition and commend them for their hard work to date. The Young Scientist takes place in the RDS from the 7th to the 10th of January.

December News (2)

Concern Debating

‘Congratulations’ to our Concern debating team on their unanimous victory over the girls from the Presentation Convent on Monday night last. The team, which was captained by Thomas Bourke and comprised Harry Hogan, Mark Fortune and John Lanigan, successfully proposed the motion that ‘ The Ebola outbreak demonstrates the International Community’s indifference to Africa’ in what was a very stimulating and entertaining debate. This victory makes it three unbeaten this year and the team will be in action again in January when they will propose the motion that ‘ Scotland should have voted for independence’. The opposition will be from Our Lady’s of Templemore.

Geography Field Trip

On Monday last our 6B geography class traveled to Upperchurch to study the Owenbeg River as part of their Geographical Investigation field trip. The students measured river discharge and bedload size and plotted valley transects. They will now spend the next few weeks writing up their projects, which will be worth 20 % of their grade in the Leaving Cert Geography paper. A special thanks must go to Mrs. Maureen Harty ( whose land the river passes through) for very thoughtfully providing the entire class with some hot soup. This was a wholly unnecessary but much appreciated act of generosity.  

Bubble Soccer

On Tuesday and Thursday of last week our transition year pupils participated in the latest fun, sporting craze, Bubble Soccer. The students donned protective suits ( body zorbs) which allowed them to collide and knock each other over, without fear of injury. The equipment was provided by past pupil, Liam Bannon of Tipperary Bubble Sports. The students really enjoyed this novel and fun activity.

Zambian Immersion Project

On Friday last interviews were held for the biennial trip to Mufilira in northern Zambia. Next October eight students, accompanied by three teachers, will spend two weeks in the Copperbelt area of Zambia. While there they will visit an adult training centre, an old folks’ home, a hospice and a primary school. Between now and then the eight chosen pupils will be tasked with raising both awareness and funds to help with the progress of many ongoing projects which are currently being run by the Christian Brothers in Mufilira and nearby Murundu.

Athletics

Daniel and David Ryan represented CBS Thurles and Ireland on the Intermediate and Junior Boys teams at the SIAB Schools Combined Events International in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday, the 13th of December. They both produced master class performances in their events setting 7 new personal bests between them on the day with Daniel holding off the English to win gold in the Intermediate Boys competition (a year out of his age)and David separating the English to win silver in the Junior Boys competition, just 27 points off the gold medal. It was a historic day for the Irish Schools team who brought home their largest ever haul of medals. Up against the might of the English, Welsh and Scottish, Ireland captured five individual medals including a gold medal for Daniel and a silver for David. Daniel also won a silver for the team event.   Congratulations lads on this huge achievement.

 

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International success for Ryan brothers

SIAB Schools Combined Events

Glasgow, Saturday 13th December 2014

 

David & Daniel Ryan represented CBS Thurles and Ireland on the Junior & Inter Boys teams at the SIAB Schools Combined Events International in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday 13th December.

They both produced master class performances in their events setting 7 new pbs between them on the day with Daniel holding off the English to win gold in the Inter Boys competition a year out of his age & David separating the English to win silver in the Junior Boys competition, just 27 points off the gold medal.

 

David and Daniel Ryan

It was a historic day for the Irish Schools team who brought home their largest ever haul of medals. Up against the might of the English, Welsh & Scottish, Ireland captured 5 individual medals, two gold for Daniel Ryan and silver for David Ryan in the Junior Boys. Well done lads, we are proud of you lads.

Swimming success

CBS Thurles had five students who participated in the highly competitive Munster Schools Swimming Gala last Sunday in the UL arena.

 

Swimmers

 

 

 

Each of the boys competed in the four individual events;100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststoke and 100m Butterfly. In the age group 16-18 James Symons recorded a Personal Best of 58secs for the 100m Freestyle.

This saw him into the final to which he narrowly missed out on the bronze medal. Cillian O' Gorman and Dean Cooke competed in the 100m Backstroke, Freestyle and Breaststroke and recorded Personal Bests which also took them into the finals of those events. Darren O' Sullivan swam in the 100m Freestyle and Butterfly and earned his place in the 100m Butterfly final. Our youngest competitor Dawid Mawe recorded a Personal Best for his 100m Backstroke and also made the final.

All swimmers who are part of the local Kingfisher swimming club performed brilliantly on the day and their new Personal Bests will see them qualify for the National Division Age Groups Competition next summer.

We wish them the very best of luck

Athletics News

The County Tipperary Schools Cross Country Championships took place last week in Thurles Crokes A.C. grounds.  

 

Well done to all the lads who took part on the day.  

CBS Thurles took the Gold Medal on the day.