Photo 1 home ecoTY students visited Cloughjordan cookery school on Monday February 6th and had a fun filled day experiencing work in both the vegetable garden and in the kitchen.

On arrival, they were welcomed with hot chocolate and home-made cookies. They were divided into two groups with one group digging and collecting vegetables and herbs in the organic garden, whilst the other group prepared lunch of soup and bread rolls.

In the afternoon they swapped groups. TY students prepared a very tasty lunch for the evening meal. They enjoyed Indian Chicken curry, Naan bread and chocolate Brownies. All students were given the opportunity to learn about the benefits of healthy eating and how to produce tasty snacks and meals using local organic produce.

 

athleticsOur Lady’s Secondary School had great success on Friday last in the East Munster Country Athletics Championships. It was another mucky affair on the course held in W.I.T Sports Centre.

The school was sporting their new athletics singlets and they represented exceptionally well. Jack Ryan finished 3rd in the Minor Boys and qualified for the Munster Finals. The Junior Boys team won gold overall and this guaranteed 7 athletes through to the next stage. This team was made up of Henry Fogarty, Michael Ryan, Harry Flemming, Enda Ryan, Rhys Loughnane, Scott Pierson and Eddie Ryan. The Intermediate Boys Team came 2nd overall and they also secure their spot in the Munster Finals. Conor Ryan was first home in 6th position followed closely by Lorcan Roche, James Kennedy, Jack Foyle and Jack Cullen. Ben O’Carroll also secured his qualification in the Senior Boys to round off a very successful day for Our Lady’s.

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A group of 5th and 6th year students from Our Lady’s who competed during the week in UCC Munster Schools’ Debating Championships Quarter Finals. A huge congratulations to Caoimhe Delaney and Davina O’Flaherty who qualified for the next round.

Second year and TY students from Our Lady’s have submitted 3 dresses for the Junk Couture fashion competition. The 3 teams have been very busy working on their projects since September.

The first team of Kathleen Quinlan, Caelainn Luby and Wiktoria Leszuk made a dress entitled ‘Thirst Burst’ from recycled bottle packages from Tipperary water.

The second dress ‘Article Attire’ is made entirely from recycled newspaper and cardboard boxes. This was completed by Alisha Cleary and Kevina Fox.

The final entry entitled ‘Peacock Masquerade’ was made by Rachel Davis, Chloe Morris and Laura Davis. It was made from Peacock feathers, recycled brown paper, recycled paint and glitter.

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Staff and students in Our Lady’s enjoyed an action packed week to mark the annual ‘Well Being’ week.  Numerous activities and presentations were organised to remind students of the importance of looking after our physical and mental health.  Artwork was displayed throughout the school to highlight the main message of the week and each year group enjoyed a presentation delivered by visiting speakers, including; The Cummins family, Fr. Joe Walsh, Tricia Purcell representing Spun Out and Psychologist Kenneth Heffernan.   Fresh smoothies were made and sold each break time, lunchtime music and games were enjoyed by everyone and staff and students worked together as part of a day long cycle challenge.  Transition Year students designed and distributed stickers to add to student journals in an effort to remind everyone of the importance of connecting with people, maintaining a healthy diet, taking regular exercise, getting adequate rest and setting personal goals. The week concluded with the opening of a newly refurbished relaxation space which can be enjoyed by staff and students in the future.