Magician Leon put on a magic show today for some of the first and second years as part of Numeracy Week in Desmond College. He even got some of the teachers involved.
Some of Desmond College First and Second Year students enjoying Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week.
Students from First Year enjoying Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week
Cathal Nolan, Eamon Conlon, Edel McMahon, Sarah Hallett and Leah Mai Fitzpatrick enjoying the magic show from Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week.
Jane Fitzgibbon, Georgina Horan and Robyn Hartigan enjoying the magic show from Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week.
Mr Hegarty and Mr O Leary getting involved in the magic as part of Numeracy Week.
Each day, both staff and students were going through over 400 plastic water bottles. A huge percentage of these water bottles were not empty and were being littered around the school. Not only were we wasting copious amounts of drinkable water, the bottles were being carelessly discarded.
The Student Council monitored this issue and identified that reducing the use of plastics bottles was necessary for Desmond College to play a part in reducing our carbon footprint. Upon working in collaboration with school management, a resolution ensued.
Two fountains, which produce fresh, ice-cold water were introduced to the students and staff. To encourage the reduction in plastic waste, each member of the school community was given a free refillable water bottle.
Even though, this initiative has only been in existence for a short time, there has already been a dramatic decrease in the amount of plastic waste in the school. Also, because the water is so fresh from the fountain, students are drinking even more water.
We want our students to be aware of the effect plastic has on our environment. The free plastic water bottle initiative has received great interest among both staff and students.
Have you got the bottle?
Tomás White, Patrick O Grady and William Ahern showing off their new refillable water bottles
New environmentally friendly water filling machine
Jack Kelly, Dominic Scanlon and Nathan Shanahan
Desmond College wish to thank the following for their kind donation and support of our Young Scientists 2019.
Bank of Ireland
Desmond College Parents Association
Munster Business Equipment
Gatsby For Men
Tadgh O’Connor Hardware
Stephanie Hughes, Technical Product Manager, Portwest presents the Portwest Special Award to Ciara Brouder at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2019, for her project “Safety Harness Attachment to Prevent Suspension Trauma”