University Open Days, Science Week, The Crime Scene, Events
9th November, 2015
Ard Scoil na nDéise students photographed at University of Limerick Open Day with Mrs Gleeson, Guidance Counsellor.
University Open Days
Earlier in the term Mrs Gleeson, our Guidance Counsellor, took interested Sixth Year students to Dublin for the Higher Options Conference, and this proved to be very informative. Students are encouraged to attend the regional third level college Open Days in Fifth Year, as they have more time in that academic year to inform themselves about the various courses that will be on offer when they complete their Leaving Certificate examination. Students travelled to the University of Limerick Open Day in October with Mrs Gleeson, Mrs O’Driscoll and Mrs Curran.
Many students from local primary schools are attending Science Workshops in Ard Scoil na nDéise this week, as it is Science Week. We will have more news on this in next week’s notes.
The Crime Scene
At the crime scene student “investigators” prepare to examine the body of the victim, Mickey the Mannequin.
On Wednesday the 21st of October the TYB class held a mock Crime Scene investigation. The scene was set in the video room where a ‘body’ was found at approximately 9.00 that morning. The victim was later named as Mickey the Mannequin who was stabbed in the stomach and pronounced dead at the scene. There were three suspects brought into custody and their mug shots were taken. These were Mr. Collins, Ms.Brosnan and Ms.McCarthy.
The class was then divided into groups and each carried out an investigation by numbering the evidence and taking fingerprints from the ‘body’ and weapons using powder and DNA tape. They then took pictures of the scene and evidence, and collected footprints using cement. The ‘investigators’ also collected fibres such as strands of hair. The investigators also found threatening notes left at the crime scene.
At the crime scene student “investigators” test the weapon used in the murder of Mickey the Mannequin
The investigators have finished collecting their data and the case is underway to find the culprit of Mickey the Mannequin’s murderer so he can be avenged. There will be an update on any further leads to the murder of Mickey the Mannequin.
By Aisling Baumann & Katie Ferncombe
Remember, our Celebration of Music and Dance concert takes place this Thursday, November 12th, at 7.30 p.m. in the Junior Hall. Tickets are on sale at the school office, €10 for adults and €7 for students.
Ard Scoil na nDéise Open Night will take place on Thursday, November 19th at 7.30 p.m.