Scoil Mhuire Kanturk News – January 2020

Lisa Finn

Scoil Mhuire Kanturk student Lisa Finn has achieved the second highest national result in Leaving Certificate Technology Higher Level 2019. Lisa will receive an award from the Techno Teachers Association on March 7th in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.

As part of her Leaving Certificate Technology Assessment Lisa designed and made a protoype of a wearable technology for people who suffer from panic attacks. Her project was designed and made using Computer Aided Drawing and modern processes such as laser technology 3 d printing and programming.

When asked about the subject Technology Lisa says ” There is great freedom in the subject technology, making it completely unique from every other subject in our education system. It provides its students with an open broad design brief, giving each of us scope to carry it in our own unique direction. It’s very interesting to see your peers different approaches to the same brief. What really intrigued me about technology is that it amalgamated the worlds of both creativity and logistics, which other subjects keep separate at all costs ”

Mr Gerald Crotty Lisa,s Technology teacher said ” Lisa took to the subject from her introduction to the subject in first year her unique style of creativity and innovation always shone through along with her excellent work ethic and enthusiasm ” .

‘We in Scoil Mhuire are very proud of Lisa’s well deserved result and award from the Techno Teachers Association’, said Ms Miriam Downey, Principal of Scoil Mhuire. ‘She always gave of her best and was a diligent, hard-working and pleasant student. We wish her well in her studies and future engineering career. This is one of a number of top examination results in the area of Technology for our school. In the past Scoil Mhuire students have had the top result in the country at both Junior and Leaving Certificate higher level. Technology is a very popular subject in the school and we are very fortunate to have top class facilities in Scoil Mhuire, which have been described as ‘state of the art’ by Department of Education officials. Mr Gerald Crotty, Lisa’s teacher, is an educator of vast experience and enthusiasm, who is most willing to pass his skills and talents on to students to encourage them to achieve their potential’.

Lisa is currently studying Undenominated Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway.