Eureka Kells News – October 2019

Garda National Youth Awards for County Meath


 The students of the TY YSI project ‘Never Home Alone’ were given tremendous recognition last night in the Headfort Arms Hotel Kells by being awarded winners of their category in the Garda National Youth Awards for County Meath. The students developed a 10-week programme last year involving senior citizens from our local community to help combat loneliness and social isolation. Students are very grateful for all the support and encouragement they have received to date. Teacher: Mr McKee

Eureka Student Council 2019-20



John Hooper Awards

Congratulations and well done to; Katie Conachy, Emmajane McKeon, Ruth Smyth, Áine Matthews, Daniella Onunkwo and Eimear Sherwin, who received merit awards today, at the National Finals of the John Hooper Central Statistics Office poster competition, which took this place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Teacher: Ms. Mullaghy.


Webwise Ambassadors

Congratulations to TY students, Amy O’Mara & Tara O’Reilly, who are part of the @Webwise_Ireland Youth Panel for 2019-20. They will act as Safer Internet Day Ambassadors #SID2020. Today they had training in DreamSpace at Microsoft HQ in Dublin. Teacher: Ms. Mullaghy.


German Tour to Berlin

A group of 2nd & 3rd-year students travelled to Berlin on 25th-28th October. The trip included a guided tour of Berlin taking in sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall and Check Point Charlie. The group also visited the DDR Museum, Olympic Stadium, TV Tower, Berlin Zoo & Aquarium and the cinema. The tour also included a boat trip on the river Spree and an incredible evening in The Tropical Islands. A very enjoyable and educational time was had by all. Teachers: Ms Barry, Ms Dillon & Ms Gilsenan.


Tony Rowntree Memorial, Youth Leadership Competition

Congratulations to Aoife Murphy, 5th Year, who won the Tony Rowntree Memorial, Youth Leadership Competition, presented by The Rotary Club. Aoife beat off tough competition from candidates from Post Primary schools across Co Meath. Pictured here with members of the Rotary organising committee, her proud parents and her teacher and year head, Ms. Harte. Well done to Aoife and best of luck as she progresses to the Regional Finals.



We are delighted to be involved in Erasmus again this year. A group of  Transition Year students and their teachers went to Belgium.