by Eoghan O’Connell THREE students from Kinsale Community School have been crowned the 2014 Google Science Fair champions beating off stiff competition from top students from across the globe. The trio, Ciara Judge (16), Emer Hickey (16) and Sophie Healy Throw (16) made their school and West Cork incredibly proud with their latest achievement. The trio who won the BT Young Scientist competition in January 2013 then followed that up
BANTRY Youthreach centre has recently opened a new hairdressing facility at their premises in St. Gobans, Seskin. The facility was developed over the summer by the staff and students and training began early in September.
Transition year students Ellie Fitzpatrick and Hazel McCarthy represented MICC very well when they competed in a cookery competition recently as part of ‘A Taste of West Cork Food Festival’ in Skibbereen.
THE Department of Education has today announced funding for necessary roof repairs at Kealkill National School.
PARENTS in West Cork are set to benefit from training which will arm them with vital tools to assist their children when issues of bullying arise. Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, has announced funding of €55,000 to support anti-bullying training sessions for parents in 2014. This is on top of €60,000 announced earlier this year and brings the 2014 allocation to a total of €115,000.
ST JOSEPH’S National School, Clonakilty has become the first school in Ireland to set the trend in offering primary school going students after school care with Sherpa Kids Ireland. Sherpa Kids Ireland aims to roll out the service throughout Ireland within the next five years through over 80 franchisees, creating more than 2,000 new jobs servicing over 10,000 families.
Flying Colours for West Cork Arts Centre’s new building: inviting all primary school children to be part of an exciting new art installation
FLYING Colours is an exciting initiative from West Cork Arts Centre and West Cork Education Centre bringing the colour, creativity and energy of children’s artwork into West Cork Arts Centre’s new building from the very beginning.
IN June 2014, a group of students and two teachers from Maria Immaculata Community College Dunmanway travelled to Bucharest Romania with the charity organisation Habitat for Humanity Ireland. Two teachers and five students travelled from Maria Immaculata Community College Dunmanway; Ms Sarah Kennedy, Ms Aisling Walsh, Jack Wilson, Mark McCarthy, Sean Masterson, Siun Casey-Ellis, Noeleen McSweeeney and also two students from Sacred Heart Secondary School Clonakilty; Maya Sullivan and Tiffanie
Ireland and Germany have had strong cultural and ecclesiastical links back to the Middle Ages. St. Mary’s Abbey, Rosscarbery, is the only definitely known daughter-house of the famous Schottenklöster, Irish Benedictine monasteries founded in the 11th century in Bavaria and Austria. The monks from Rosscarbery went from St James in Regensburg which was to become the mother-house of some twelve monasteries, as far away as Kiev and Vienna.
by Stephen Johnson Kenmare’s Pobascoil Inbhear Sceine has moved up 30 points in The Sunday Times 2014 rankings of the top 400 secondary schools in Ireland. The school, which has an enrolment of about 470 boys and girls, currently ranks number 152 on the list, up from its previous ranking of number 182.