Our Visit to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

In 1963 two Physics researchers from the University College Dublin, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico. The pair decided that this type of hands-on Science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born and since then the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has been running for 17 years.

Our 1st Year students had the privilege of a trip to the Young Scientist Exhibition on Friday the 13thof January and we had a very enjoyable experience. Though the place was packed we all managed to visit multiple stalls, shows and exhibitions, which gave us new knowledge, and some freebies! Feargal prepared a treasure hunt for us in advance so that we didn’t miss any of the highlights.

In total we had over three whole hours to explore the RDS and learn loads of new facts about all areas of science. I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit the Robot Wars show, in which the robots fought each other, climbed ropes, and shot water into the crowd.

We were able to see and experience the wonders of modern technology such as virtual reality and were inspired by how advanced it was.

I personally would love to go there again and I’m sure the rest of my classmates would too. We might even enter a project next year…. Watch this space!!!

 

Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders’ Congress

Our students attended the 2017 Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders’ Congress in Limerick. The Congress focused on raising awareness of the message ‘It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help’, and promoting help-seeking behaviour in young people. This year’s Congress was the biggest to date, with over 6,000 students and teachers attending over two days in University of Limerick.

The Congress brings together young adults and teachers from all over the island of Ireland in an inspiring and energetic forum comprising live entertainment, discussion, celebrity guests, and much more. This year’s guests included former Connaught rugby coach, Pat Lam, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen Mc Entee, with entertainment provided by The Strypes and Orla Gartland. Very much a student-led event, a large portion of the day actively involves students. This year’s theme was “Share The Journey”, and students engaged with this theme to design a project and promote positive mental health within their school community.

 

 

Congratulations to our team!

Well done to all the  boys who played a fantastic match in St. Killian’s School on Tuesday.

Turn the Tide on Suicide – Positive Mental Health talk

Thanks to Claire from the 3Ts for an inspirational talk on positive mental health!

Bridge 21 workshops

Ice skating

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Sam Maguire came to visit!

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Welcome to Shane’s new baby sister Zoe!

We were delighted to see Shane’s beautiful new baby sister in school this week for our first ever Stepaside ETSS Parent/Student/Teacher meeting. Congratulations to Shane and to all his family!

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Halloween

Happy Halloween from all at Stepaside ETSS!

Well done to Stepaside’s ETSS first ever girls soccer team who played in Woodbrook College this week!