Eureka Kells News – December 2020

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Eureka!

Willow Lanterns

Willow Lanterns made by last year’s 5th year Art students. The lanterns are on display in John Hetherton’s window, Bective Square for Christmas. Teacher: Ms. Glennon


The Crocus Project

Members of 3 Bréndan are remembering the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holcaust by planting yellow crocus bulbs in their memory. The Crocus Project is an initiative of HETI. The students have been learning about the devastation caused by the holocaust and are raising awareness about the dangers of racism and discrimination. The students would like to thank our Facilities Manager John for creating the star of David in which the bulbs are planted. Teacher: Mr. Devine.


CONFIRM Smart Manufacturing

Congratulations to Grace Cunningham (2nd Year) who won a €100 one4all voucher for a science week competition run by in the University of Limerick and the Science Foundation Ireland. The competition was to create a video no more than 1 minute long outlining their opinions on Technological Advancements such as Artificial Intelligence.

Teacher: Ms. Doyle


Eureka wins Garda National Youth Award for ‘Never Home Alone’ project

Chief Superintendent of the Meath Garda Division, Fergus Healy, was on hand at Eureka to present the trophy award to class reps Nora Barry and Emma Gorman. Teacher: Stephen McKee. (The 10-week Programme saw students take part in various activities with older people to help connect the generations and address the issue of loneliness and associated mental health problems in the local community. ‘Each week students met with the group of senior citizens and did a range of activities; ranging from us teaching senior citizens how to use the Internet; dancing, Arts n’ Crafts, Music bingo, to the senior citizens teaching us students how to cook!’). This is the second time that Eureka has won this prestigious award. In 2018 our Transition Year students, under the guidance of Mr. Devine, won it for ‘Social Media Through The Generations’.


Meath Enterprise Week Student Competition

During Meath Enterprise Week three 5th year students Áine Rooney, Gráinne Nevin, and Katie Sheridan turned their BT Young Scientist project “Food for Thought” into a Business – selling food eco-rating shelf edge labels to supermarkets. The label barcode includes the distance the product travelled the mode of transport, the weight, dimensions of packaging, and time and energy spent in cold storage. An eco-rating label is then designed based on this information given to the girls by the supermarket. The label is green, orange, or red. Green meaning better for the environment. This label is then put on the shelf beside the product displaying the information to environmentally aware customers, improving their shopping experience, and encouraging customers to buy locally. Their business “Food for Thought” was shortlisted for the Final of the student enterprise challenge 2020. They won the Best Business Pitch – Prize trophy, €250 and €250 for the school. They also came 3rd overall in the Best Business Idea category – Prize €100

Teachers: Ms. McCormack and Ms. Shalvey.


TY Public Speaking – Stephen McKee coordinated

TY Public Speaking students held online meetings this afternoon with Dáil Ceann Comhairle Seán O’Fearghail TD & Senator Lisa Chambers. Students asked a range of questions on national and international politics and engaged on topical issues such as equality, racism and the economy. Teachers: Mr McGivney & Mr. O’Keeffe


Tráth na gCeist

Ghlac trí fhoireann ó Eureka páirt sa tráth na gceist Feachtas arís i mbliana. Bhain na daltaí taitneamh as. Múinteoirí: Ms Cunningham & Ms. Igoe.


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