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Trip to the Helix - Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

On Thursday 9th March 56 higher level students and their teachers Mrs Gartland and Mr Corcoran travelled to the Helix Theatre,  where they enjoyed a production of Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice. 

Energy Action Day 2017

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As part of our Green Schools Energy Flag programme we will be holding a LOW TO NO ELECTRONICS DAY on Wednesday 15th March. Students, staff and parents are encouraged to use as little electronic devises as possible this day to save on non renewable energy. That means, staying off the computer, television, mobile phones, turning off lights, closing doors, wearing an extra jumper and doing as much as possible to save on energy.

Students will participate in energy saving investigations to create awareness of how important energy conservation is in our lives.

We are close to gaining our next Green flag for the school.

What we have achieved so far:

  • Sensor lights on PC’s
  • Sensor lights in classrooms
  • New energy saving lights in the school
  • Closing doors to retain heat.
  • Thermostats to ensure ambient temperatures.
  • Poster competitions to create awareness
  • Junk kouture, showing us how beautiful rubbish can be.

Thank you for your continuous support.

The Green-school Committee.

Bush Post Primary School  Finalists - Junk Kouture Competition 2017

Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students in Ireland and Northern Ireland which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste for the good of the planet. In the last number of years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Scotland.
The eastern semi-finals of Junk Kouture  took place in the Helix on March 2nd and 3rd.
Over eighty outfits were showcased on each night and ten were selected from both nights to go through to the final in the 3 Arena on Thursday, April 27th .
One of the ten selected on the night was 'Espresso Yourself'  and are among 20 finalists representing the East region in the final show.Their dress was carefully constructed using a variety of techniques using empty coffee bean bags . We wish you both the very best of luck in the final!
 
Espresso Yourself - TY students: Leah Condon & Lucy Murphy
Materials: Empty coffee bean bags.
 
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Winners at the PEXPO Ireland National Awards

PE success for Senior One - Niamh Rice, Ciara Gregory Leah Kirwan and Clara Lynch.
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PE EXPO is a national competition for students of Physical Education on an annual basis. One hundred and forty projects entered the competition from all over Ireland. The judging was done by PE Inspectorate and Senior lecturers from the PE courses in UCC UL and DCU. The girl’s project was titled “To investigate the dropout rate of Girls in Physical Activity in Secondary school”. Our project was in the top five and the girls won best project in the category of The Power of Sport.
 
The are 6 categories were:
  1. ICT and Sports Photography
  2. The Power of Sport - Mental, Cultural, Social or Environmental
  3. Components of Fitness - The Science Behind Sport
  4. Nutrition
  5. Health Promotion and Games Development
  6. Sport Psychology.

Success at the Student Enterprise Awards Competition

This year four out of eight mini companies, from Bush Post Primary, were successful in securing a place at the Student Enterprise Awards Competition which was held on Tuesday, March 7th, in the Carrickdale Hotel.  

Prior to this event, the Transition Year students had participated in the Dragon’s Den interview in February. The students presented their ideas to the dragons and were asked a series of questions about their product/service. They also wrote up a detailed business plan on their company idea which was presented to the Louth Enterprise Office.

The four successful mini companies were:

  1. Ultra Clean Caps
  2. Pebble Pictures
  3. Scrabble Style
  4. Choc – ooo - ley.

On Tuesday, two of these companies - Pebble Pictures and Ultra Clean Caps - won awards.This is a great achievement for our school considering the high standard of competition from other schools in Louth. Well done to all who took part and congratulations to the two winning companies!

Pebble Pictures - Ceallagh Rice, Celia Rafferty, Aoibheann Campbell, Emma McGrath, Lucy Burke, Katelyn Quinn. The girls won the 'Best Craft Company' Award in the senior category.

Ultra Clean Caps - Peter Suresh, Barry Dunne, Gary Murphy, Oliver McGuinness, Brendan Woods, Ciaran Murphy. The boys won 'Best Innovative Company' Award in the senior category.

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