Student Enterprise Induction Day
Some of our Transition Years went to The West County Hotel today where they attended the Student Enterprise Induction Day. The students had a great day brainstorming ideas for their mini company. They also heard from some local entrepreneurs about their business ideas and success stories. Jack and Aoibhin were also interviewed by Robin from Clare FM about their mini company idea and reasons for doing Mini Company.
The Globe Program
We are delighted to announce that the TY Biology class are going to be participating in The GLOBE Program.
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. GLOBE is sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and An Taisce.
Over the course of the next few months the TY group will set up monitoring equipment for air pollution around the school and along with 40 other schools across Ireland they will measure nitrogen dioxide (NO2) - a principal pollutant from car exhaust emissions.
The students will then share their data with other students as well as research scientists around the world. It gives the students the opportunity to work on scientific investigations and data analysis. Students will also carry out weekly experiments revolving around weather measurements and upload their findings to the GLOBE database.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students in the school and we look forward to taking part in this program and continuing to use our scientific minds here at The Comp!
Digital Media Literacy
Our TYs have started a new course in ‘Digital Media Literacy’ and are learning and researching about all things digital media related. This week they will be surveying some of our students regarding their social media use and will hopefully teach them more about social media after tallying the results. Over the next while if you see posts tagged as #TY #DML on our channels then it’s a post that we are sharing based on their course. Hopefully we will all be learning with the TYs!