Last week, a number of first years from NC1 and NC2 represented the school in a football blitz in Edgeworthstown. The girls were split into three teams and each played against teams representing Templemichael College. Six games were played in total, with Meán Scoil Mhuire emerging victorious in all of them! Well done to all the girls and to their coach Mr Regan. Thanks to Mr Carroll who organised the matches.
Congratulations to Alannah Dolan who achieved 100% in both her Maths and Science Junior Cert exams at Higher Level. As a result of this, Alannah has been invited to attend the National Olympiads in Dublin, with the chance of representing Ireland in International Olympiad competitions. Well done Alannah!
There will be a raffle held in the school next week for an iPad. Tickets will be onsale in the school and all funds will go to the school. Remember if you’re not in it, you can’t win it!
Congratulations to Transition Year student Jenny Healy, whose craftwork has qualified for the National Final of the competition held by the Association of Home Economic Teachers in Ireland. Well done to Jenny on this wonderful achievement! We wish her all the best in the Final.
Last Tuesday, Gaisce representative Mary Yore visited the TY and fifth year students to encourage them to take up the challenge and earn themselves the President’s Award. Mary explained to the girls how they could take part in Gaisce by completing personal challenges in 4 different areas. Everyone agreed that her talk was very inspiring and there will no doubt be many students willing to rise to personal challenges this year!
It has been yet another eventful week for the Transition Years. This week we were taught how to do facepainting in preparation for the voluntary work we will do at the Aisling Family Fun Day. A professional make-up artist visited the school and showed us many different designs and techniques used in facepainting, such as blending colours, using the correct brushes and applying special effects make-up to create an open wound or gash, a burn or a blister on someone’s body. We then had the chance to apply what we learned and paint our friends’ faces. Many different variations were on display, such as tigers, butterflies, bees and flowers. It is safe to say everyone had an amazing time learning how to facepaint and we cannot wait to try out some more designs at the Aisling Festival. As well as this, six TY students are hard at work creating an Aisling supplement for the Longford Leader along with two other secondary schools in the county. Every second Wednesday, the six girls go to the Leader offices to work on the supplement. They have been allocated specific jobs and articles to write and we look forward to reading what they have to say.