Tuesday 17 September 2019

Schools Report

St Joseph's CBS golf classic - St. Josephs' CBS Primary recently held their First Annual Golf Classic to raise funds for the development of the school. The Classic was held in the beautiful setting of one of the finest golf courses in the country, County Louth Golf Club.

With perfect weather conditions over 20 teams came together to support one of the longest serving schools in Drogheda. These teams were made up of a variety of local businesses with links to the school.

They included Drogheda Credit Union, EBS Drogheda, Sean Kilroy Fitness, Orange Skip Hire, Garveys Bar & Lounge, JB's Bar, Newgrange Motors, Fair Green Motors, Scholars Hotel, Branigan Electrical, Champion Lettings, Tara Mines, Glanmore Foods, Egan Estate Agents & Hibernia Steel and Dignam's Bar, Castleblayney. Former principals Frank Bradley and John Clayton also sponsored teams along with the schools Parents Assosciation.

On the day the winners were the team from Orange Skip Hire who won with a great score of 97 points.

St. Josephs' would like to thank all those who supported the fundraiser and also to County Louth Golf Club and Michael Devine Catering for the use of their facilities on the day and the superb food afterwards.

St. Oliver's 2nd years STEM for display at DCU

Students from St. Oliver's are involved with a European STEM project with Open Schools Open Society (OSOS) in association with DCU. They recently presented their 'Water footprint' STEM project at DCU.

After presenting the project the students held an interactive workshop where they explained their work in order to help others calculate their own water footprint.

The water footprint is the total amount of water needed for an item or material to be made both food. It was a great success and the students enjoyed the day.

St Oliver's CC Agents of Change

Congratulations to TY students Kayane Maciel, Leticia Rocha and Aoibhe McAllister who represented St. Oliver's in this year's Campaign Academy organised by Concern.

Over the past 6 months, the girls have attended climate change workshops in Dublin learning to plan and run their own campaign, communicating their ideas, engaging with politics and meeting students from other schools.

The girls' campaign involved trying to reduce the amount of paper plates and plastic cutlery used in our school canteen. They researched and gathered their data, spoke to various groups and encouraged students to bring their own cutlery to school.

The girls got to celebrate all their hard work by showcasing their campaign at the Agents of Change event in Croke Park on Friday 29th March with a fantastic performance. The girls are looking forward to continuing their campaign and would like to thank Lauren Wright from Concern for all her help.

Drogheda Independent