Macroom's 'Dairy Dolls' eye awards


Published 29/11/2012 | 08:58

The 'Dairy Dolls' Mary O'Riordan, Molly Buckley, Harriet Kelleher, Katherine Scott, Rachel Horgan and Siobhan Murphy with their teachers, Arlene O'Donoghue and Eibhlin Collins at the Milk IT Awards stand during open day at St. Mary's Secondary School,... Credit: Photo by O'sullivan Photo, Macroom

THE 'Milk It Awards' are a fun, cutting edge and exciting advertising awards designed by the National Dairy Council for Secondary School students.

Teams of six students create their own advertising campaign to promote the message of the importance of dairy to their peers.

St. Mary's team this year are the 'Dairy Dolls' of Siobhán Murphy, Harriet Kelleher, Molly Buckley, Rachel Horgan, Mary O'Riordan, and Katherine Scott.

The 'Dairy Dolls' have researched their peer group as their target market. They have found from their research that 90 per cent of their peers are not having enough dairy in their diet.

The 'Dairy Dolls' aim to improve this problem through their advertising campaign which will include: offering free samples of dairy in the school, educating their peers on the benefits of dairy through Facebook, Twitter, a website, poster campaign, leaflets, newsletters, 2R codes, loyalty card scheme and much, much more. The team are very excited and enthusiastic about this competition.

The 'Milk It Awards' competition is very educational, it can be linked to a wide range of subjects and this year is being delivered through the Business and Art Departments under the supervision of the Art teacher Ms Eibhlin Collins and Business teacher Ms Arlene O'Donoghue. The Competition encourages students to develop analytical, creative and organisational skills in a fun and enjoyable way. Best of luck to all involved.


Rehearsals are underway for St. Mary's Secondary School Transition Year show 'Keeping up with the Convent'.

The show is an adaptation of three musicals scripted by Mrs. Martina Moynihan assisted by Mrs. Norma Galvin.

All TY students are involved in the production which has dance, drama, instrumentals and a backstage crew. The show runs from December 10/11 and tickets can be purchased from the Briary Gap Theatre.


Christmas Cake Icing Demonstration, by our very own Patricia Relihan, in Murray's Bar on Tuesday, December 4, at 7.30pm.

Tickets €10 each and are available from tickets available from Murray's Bar, Evelyn McSweeney's shop & Macroom Community Hospital on (026) 41002. All proceeds in aid of Macroom Community Hospital.

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