We wish to congratulate all students who entered the First Year History Competition. Their entries were outstanding and the standard was so high that teachers decided to award 1st ,2nd and 3rd place in all three class groups.
Among the winners were Michael Moran and Cathal Feerick who created a model of the Twin Towers to illustrate the devastation of 9/11. Ryan Hanley and William Brandon were also joint winners for their creation of a model of Auschwitz concentration camp which will be used in class to aid the teaching of dictatorship moving forward. Jamie Betts also won first prize in IE. Many posters were also entered which illustrated a variety of topics including, Roman cuisine, the Korean War and Rory Carty’s poster of the 1916 Rising which again was awarded first place. A record six students in total won first prize. In 2nd place was Adam Murphy, Daniel Bolger, Barry Gately and Conor Grogan while in 3rd place we had Tyrone Brogan, T.J Smyth and Sean Kelly. Teachers and adjudicators were extremely impressed by student creativity and their ability to engage in self-directed. All winners received engraved plaques and Supermac’s vouchers along with specifically designed certificates while those that were highly commended also received certificates and Supermac’s vouchers. Indeed, in an effort to acknowledge student effort across the year group all students that entered the competition were awarded individual certificates. Once again, we would like to congratulate all our students and commend their historical research and ability to objectively recreate the past. We would also like to thank “Casey’s” Ros