Ploughing Championship, Athletics, 6th Year Ecology Fieldtrip
27th September 2015
Recognise any of these girls? One of the Ard Scoil's 5th Year classes from 90-91.
Teresa Daly, Chairperson of the Parents' Council, presents cheque
for €10,000 to school after the Parents' Council A.G.M.
Last Tuesday, the 22nd of September the transition year students took a trip up to Laois for the 84th Ploughing Championship 2015. We had an early start to our day and were in school by 7 am! We were all very excited for the day as many of us had never been to the ploughing before. Thankfully the traffic wasn’t too bad at all and we arrived in Laois at 10 o’clock.
There were 1400 stalls to explore and thousands of freebies to be given out. A few students even spotted Michael D. Higgins but were more excited by meeting their favourite hurlers and television personalities! All money was well spent in the various stalls. We arrived back to the school at half six... A great day was had by all!!
Eileen Fitzgerald, Denise Murray, Emma Reardon & Amy Reynolds
Talithakoumi Macaulay, Kate Hickey, Aoife Brazil, Aoife O'Brien, Mary-Kate Prendergast and Lucy Holmes
pictured with their medals and trophies after winning both first and second team prize
Congratulations to our athletes who competed at the West Waterford Athletics Cross Country Open Sports recently. Lucy Holmes had yet another excellent start to her cross country season, finishing first overall and leading her team members’ home to 1st and 2nd team prize. The team was made up of Lucy Holmes. Mary-Kate Prendergast, Aoife O’ Brien, Kate Hickey, Aoife Brazil and Talithakoumi Macaulay.
6th Year Ecology Fieldtrip
6th Years studying a line transect
Last Friday saw the 6th Year Biology students setting off for Fota Wildlife Park to carry out their Ecology Fieldwork. The day started off with a talk about ecology for the Leaving Certificate and the ecology of Fota. The students then had a chance to get some lunch and to see some of the wonderful animals and facilities in the park. After lunch the students went into a woodland to carry out their study of an ecosystem where they caught and identified different insects. There were more than a few screams as an insect flew towards someone’s face but everyone had a very enjoyable day.
6th Years setting up pitfall traps
Niamh Carlton, Holly McGrath and Louise Conway
using their pooter to collect insects in the woodland