CBS Roscommon Students Shine!

CBS Roscommon Students Shine!


CBS represented at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

The CBS are well represented at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which takes place in the RDS this week. Eleven CBS students qualified for the exhibition, where they will present their projects both to judges and to the huge numbers of visitors who will turn up to the three day event.

Five hundred projects were chosen from over two thousand entries nationwide. Four of these projects which made the grade were from the CBS. Under the guidance of their teachers – Ms.Louise Gallagher and Ms. Breege Greenan – the students thoroughly researched and prepared their projects, ensuring that they were ready for the exhibition.

Jack Harkins and Eoghan Grady carried out a project entitled ‘An investigation into the rare and threatened birds that over-winter on Roscommon bogs’; Ben Cummins, Lee Donoghue and  Mantas Trapulionis carried out ‘An Investigation into PE in single sex and mixed sex secondary schools’; Theo Mc Guinness, Jamie Quigley and Dan Butt posed the question in their project: ‘Can scrum caps help prevention concussion?’ and James Finnerty, Shane Maher and Thomas Cullen completed a project asking ‘How fresh is fresh milk?’.

Many thanks to teachers Ms. Gallagher and Ms. Greenan for organising and attending the event with the students. Thanks also to parents for their assistance and support. Congratulations to all students for their excellent work, and we are delighted to continue the school’s involvement with the BT Young Scientist exhibition.


Art Prize

Congratulations to Rory Gacquin, a third year student in the CBS, who recently won third place in the Roscommon Credit Union Art competition. Well done Rory!


Swimming Success

Last week, four students from the CBS Roscommon competed in the Connaught senior schools gala in Longford and won two gold medals for their school. Schools from all over Connaught competed in the gala. Arthur Plangg, Sam Connolly, Ben Cummins and Patrick McFadden competed in individual swims as well as relays. They competed in the 200 meter freestyle relay and the 200 meter medley relay.


In the 200 metre medley relay they raced against schools such as Community College Athlone and St Gerald’s College Castlebar, and managed to beat them. In the 200 metre freestyle relay they competed against schools such as Scoil Iognaid and Summerhill College Sligo, beating the second-place team by seven seconds.


The swimmers did very well in their individual swims getting personal achievements and Connaught Squads.  Congratulations to all involved.


TY CBS Ezine

Happy New Year from all in the TY CBS Ezine. Transition Year students have been very busy since last September writing articles and publishing their work for the TY CBS Ezine. Check it out for yourself!!! The web address is: There you will find articles on Sport, Music, Media, Current Affairs and CBS News!!!  You are welcome to contact us with any news or suggestions for our Ezine!!! Also feel free to comment on any of our articles or chat to anybody in Transition Year about it. Best wishes for 2015!!!