Come visit our new page!!!! Join us and see our progress throughout the year by experiencing our Roots of Empathy programme with us. It has it's very own page on the "Our School" section of this website. Enjoy!
Members of our Green Schools Committee were very lucky to attend a Green schools water workshop on Monday 20th January in Clonakilty. As we are now working towards attaining our 'water' flag, the workshop employed a mixture of interactive demos, water related games, PowerPoint presentations, water themed clips, videos and, importantly, group work to deliver a water conservation message to schools and by extension the whole school community. The workshops enable schools to engage with each other and share their knowledge and experience of the Green-Schools Water theme. This workshop provided an opportunity for our team to discuss any issues we might encounter during our programme and how to seek advice from other schools, Irish Water, Local Authorities and Green-Schools staff. During the forums students were informed of the Seven Steps Green-Schools programme and how to successfully complete the Water theme and important issues surrounding water.
We are so proud of all the members of our Vex Robotics team this week. A group of nineteen students represented Scoil Naomh Eltin in CIT at a Cork Vex IQ Robotics competition last Tuesday, but this was less than half of the students who were involved overall. Our builders followed instructions to create two robots and then worked with the drivers and coders to adapt the design to maximise scoring points in the arena. This took a great deal of communication and teamwork. We were also fortunate to have the help of Kinsale Community School Transition Year Robot team, led by Niamh Hay, to help and guide us in the design and building of our robots Rex and Scorpion. Each visit to KCS and building class in Scoil Naomh Eltin was documented and photographed by our reporters. These journals, team profiles, design ideas, sketches, printed versions of the code and initial ideas for our STEM Research Project were all submitted to the judges in our Engineering Handbooks. We had two teams of coders who each programmed their robot to successfully score points autonomously using Vex IQ Block Code. We were able to play practise matches with Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile and were able to exchange ideas on design and games strategy.