Monday, 10 February 2014

Girl Rising

In religion class, we have been working on our Schools Across Borders project. As part of our project, we have decided to focus on the education of girls around the world. We watched a movie called "Girl Rising" together. The movie contained the stories of eight girls from different parts of the world. This movie really touched us and inspired us to do more. We decided to host an awareness week in our school for girls around the world. We used "Girl Rising" to help raise awareness. We also made our own movies, inspired by Girl Rising, in IT class. Here is my movie. :-)

Friday, 10 January 2014

Junk Kouture!

Today, after months of preparation, we had our Junk Kouture fashion show. Junk Kouture is a project that we did in home ec. We got into groups of three and had to design and make an outfit out of 'junk'. One person from each group then had to model the outfit. Karen and Nicole were in my group. We made an outfit that consisted of a skirt and a top which were covered in leaves. Our outfit was modeled by Karen. I read out the description of our deign while Karen walked down the catwalk. I think everyone really enjoyed the fashion show. :-) 

Karen modeling our outfit

BT Young Scientist Exhibition!

Yesterday, we went to the RDS in Dublin to see the Young Scientist Exhibition. First, we were taken outside to a tent to watch a show where robots were put in an arena to fight. I thought that the show was really good. We then looked at all of the projects that had been entered into the competition. One project that I found really interesting was called "What Makes up your Make-up?" We also saw the project that went on to win the competition. The project was done
The robot show!
by a Dublin student 
who found answers to previously unsolved mathematical problems. 

Next, we went into the 'Eco room'. There were lots of environmentally friendly stalls there. I thought that the Dublin Zoo stand was very interesting. We then went to see the rest of the exhibition. There were loads of stalls, such as a UCD science stall and lots of stalls from different gaeltachts around Ireland. People from RTÉ were also there and we saw Ryan Tubridy! 

Despite temporarily losing my phone, I had a good time at the exhibiton. :-)

All of the science projects!