A device that projects a temporary cycle lane to warn road users of the space they need to leave for cyclists is vying to win an entrepreneur award run by the State’s network of local enterprise offices.
Cycle Safe 2000, which is competing in the senior category, is a project from Breda Magner (16), Evan Condon (16) and E’ueonn Ferron (16) from Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co Limerick.
The product the students have developed involves a device that attaches to a saddle and projects a temporary bicycle lane at the back of a moving bicycle to alert approaching vehicles.
Students from Desmond College were amazed to find a crime scene on Monday following a weekend teacher training course!!! Easter Eggs belonging to students were all eaten and the wrappers left behind! Students spent the week solving the mystery as part of their French classes- all clues were written in French, clues were left around the school ( but all in French!). They had to carry out interviews using their French language skills. It was a fun filled and exciting week for all involved – and the CSI crime was solved!!!
by 1st years Leanne Byrnes, Sarah Aherne, Melanie O’Sullivan,
Emma O’Shea and Lucy Flaherty
by Aine Murphy
“Cycle Safe 2000”
by Evan Condon, Breda Magnet and E’ouenn Feron
The Fairtrade Awards Ceremony was held in Limerick City and County Council Chamber, Dooradoyle, on Tuesday 6th March 2018 where Desmond College student Alan Wallace was presented with his award.
Also in attendance was the Mayor of Limerick, a guest from Fairtrade Ireland and a guest speaker Juliet Arke Mensah.
Emma O’Shea, Lauren Ambrose and Áine Murphy.
Winners of the Junior Category at the PE Expo with their project, “Power of Sport”.
Well done, girls!
Well done to Ronan Mullane and Jack Corkery
who won “Best Business Project” at the PE Expo in Dublin!!
Well done to all the Desmond College students
who attended the PE Expo in Dublin, with their projects!
And thanks to teachers: Ms. A. Ryan and Ms. Mulcahy who accompanied the students to Dublin and helped with projects the past few weeks.
Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations took place on Monday 26th February 2018.
Presentations were made by Year Head, Ms. Caroline O’Grady, and Principal, Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry.
The students certificate reports on their achievements in the state exams, classroom based assessments and other areas of learning.
This profile of achievement is a formal recognition of the vast range of learning and skills acquired outside the classroom on extracurricular activities and on engagement with co-curricular learning.