Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-) 
Well done everyone!
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Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-) 
Well done everyone!
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Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-) 
Well done everyone!
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Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-) 
Well done everyone!
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Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-) 
Well done everyone!
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Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-) 
Well done everyone!
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Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-) 
Well done everyone!
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Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-) 
Well done everyone!
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Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery :-)

Well done everyone!

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Blog Committee, 2014-15

Jessica Walsh

Tara Murphy

Emily Birchall

Nicole Mannix

Patricia Buckley

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A big welcome to all our TY girls for 2014-15!! Keep an eye on this blog for TY related news throughout the year. All students are welcome to contribute. Just ask Mr. O’Connor :-)  

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Tech Savvy History Students Experience Elegant Charms of Fota House

On Monday 19th May, a class of transition year history students from St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, visited Fota House for a tour that sought to merge heritage with educational technology.

Originally built as a hunting lodge for the Earls of Barrymore, the house was extensively remodelled in the 1820s by John Smith Barry. This Regency mansion is a fine example of 18th and 19th century Irish craftsmanship. Its final occupant, Ms. Dorothy Bell, died in 1975. The house is now under the ownership of the Irish Heritage Trust. They have invested heavily in its restoration and conservation.

The students from St. Mary’s were warmly welcomed by Fota House staff upon arrival. After an ice-breaking activity, they were broken into groups and given a set of mobile phones. During the tour, students were encouraged to take photographs of unusual or fascinating artefacts as well as note interesting facts. Uniquely, they were allowed to touch various sensory items such as kitchen implements and nursery toys. The inquisitive girls from Mallow kept the tour guides on their toes with plenty of intelligent questions. Luckily, the weather was fine, allowing the guides to include the beautiful and well cared for arboretum in the tour. Other highlights of the tour included the servants’ quarters, the nursery and the dining room.

Following a spot of lunch in the café, the students were returned to their groups. The task of each group was to make a film, featuring the unique selling points of Fota House. The groups were given time to brainstorm ideas before being allowed to roam the house and make video clips using the mobile phones. Armed with photos, video clips and ideas galore, the groups then based themselves in the drawing room where they were given laptops. Using Windows Movie Maker, they then made the films. Their teachers, Mr. O’Connor and Ms. Flanagan acted as mentors, helping the girls with the movie making process. Finally, the films were presented. Although no budding Spielbergs were discovered, the process was fun and highly educational.

Activities for the day were designed by Dr. Danielle O’Donovan, a Trinity College researcher, who works with the Irish Heritage Trust as part of the Bridge 21 project. The purpose of the Bridge 21 project is to trial models of team based learning. Integral to the project is the use of technology. It is hoped that the Bridge 21 approach will encourage history teachers to engage their students more frequently with heritage sites such as Fota House. 

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YSI National Final

“When a small like-minded group come together with a particular aim, so much can be achieved to make the world a better place.” - Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy. 

This is certainly true for the Young Social Innovator students at St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow. On Wednesday the 7th of May 2014, the twenty-four Young Social Innovator students accompanied by their teacher Ms. Donna Lyons and Sr. Bríd Biggane set off to Dublin at the early hour of 6.00 am for the National Young Social Innovators Showcase Final at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin. The girls were awarded 2nd place in their category ‘Making the World a More Fair and Just Place’.

This was a wonderful achievement for the twenty-four students who worked tirelessly throughout the year with their campaign S.T.O.P (Stop Trafficking of People). The girls organised a number of extremely high profile fundraising events during the year such as the Colour Run held in February 2014, proceeds of which went to APT (Act to Prevent Trafficking). The girls were also commended for the excellent educational resource pack that they developed for Junior Cycle students aimed to teach them about the facts and effects of Human Trafficking. These educational resource packs will be distributed to secondary schools throughout Munster this September.

We would like to congratulate the girls on their outstanding dedication and commitment to the S.T.O.P project this year. The ambition and focus which they had for the success of this project was greatly admired throughout the school and local community. Great job girls!

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End of year school video. Plenty of TY pics included :-)

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YSI Girls Selected for National Final
Young Social Innovator students from St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, pictured with their teacher Ms. Donna Lyons. They have been selected out of 300 teams to present their anti-trafficking campaign (S.T.O.P) at the national final on Friday 7th May. Shortly, they will launch a resource pack and present money raised from the Colour Run to Sr. Mary Ryan from ATP. 
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YSI Girls Selected for National Final

Young Social Innovator students from St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, pictured with their teacher Ms. Donna Lyons. They have been selected out of 300 teams to present their anti-trafficking campaign (S.T.O.P) at the national final on Friday 7th May. Shortly, they will launch a resource pack and present money raised from the Colour Run to Sr. Mary Ryan from ATP. 

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TY Art Jewellery Competition
TY Art students had to create innovative, contemporary pieces using recycled materials. Winners: Eimear Hayes, Julie Crowley and Hazel Bradley.
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TY Art Jewellery Competition
TY Art students had to create innovative, contemporary pieces using recycled materials. Winners: Eimear Hayes, Julie Crowley and Hazel Bradley.
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TY Art Jewellery Competition
TY Art students had to create innovative, contemporary pieces using recycled materials. Winners: Eimear Hayes, Julie Crowley and Hazel Bradley.
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TY Art Jewellery Competition
TY Art students had to create innovative, contemporary pieces using recycled materials. Winners: Eimear Hayes, Julie Crowley and Hazel Bradley.
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TY Art Jewellery Competition
TY Art students had to create innovative, contemporary pieces using recycled materials. Winners: Eimear Hayes, Julie Crowley and Hazel Bradley.
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TY Art Jewellery Competition
TY Art students had to create innovative, contemporary pieces using recycled materials. Winners: Eimear Hayes, Julie Crowley and Hazel Bradley.
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TY Art Jewellery Competition

TY Art students had to create innovative, contemporary pieces using recycled materials. Winners: Eimear Hayes, Julie Crowley and Hazel Bradley.

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Transition year mini-company were winners of the overall prize of €1,500 for the Regional Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards held by the North Cork Enterprise Board. They also received €600 in vouchers and €500 towards the event. The girls also won the Best Social Media award. They will compete in the National Finals in Croke Park next Wednesday 2nd of April. Best of luck girls!
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Transition year mini-company were winners of the overall prize of €1,500 for the Regional Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards held by the North Cork Enterprise Board. They also received €600 in vouchers and €500 towards the event. The girls also won the Best Social Media award. They will compete in the National Finals in Croke Park next Wednesday 2nd of April. Best of luck girls!
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Transition year mini-company were winners of the overall prize of €1,500 for the Regional Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards held by the North Cork Enterprise Board. They also received €600 in vouchers and €500 towards the event. The girls also won the Best Social Media award. They will compete in the National Finals in Croke Park next Wednesday 2nd of April. Best of luck girls!

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