Three Warrenmount students made it to the semi finals of the Technovation Global Challenge. Raluca Buda (6th Year), Essie Wuddah (6th Year) and Ia Khachirashvili (5th Year) were chosen from thousands of submissions from all over the world to compete in the semifinals.
This year, 1500 teams from 62 countries competed in the Challenge. Only the top 6% of submissions worldwide scored high enough to reach the semi-finalist stage. Raluca, Essie and Ia were in that top 6%!
Although their project did not make it to the final round of the competition, they were presented with certificates of achievement and €100 each.
The girls worked with mentors from the world of business and technology to develop a business plan and create an app that addressed a social issue. The issue they addressed was discrimination and they designed an app for young students from different backgrounds living in Ireland who face discrimination based on their ethnicity, culture or religion. The app aims to help these young students build their confidence and stand up for themselves, hence the name APPRECIATION.
We would like to thank the mentors and Teen-turn for giving the girls the opportunity to take part in the Challenge.
Teen-turn aims to provide teen girls the opportunity to gain hands-on STEM experience so that they can visualize themselves in STEM careers and therefore make third level course choices accordingly. Through after school activities, work placements and alumnae networking and career development programming, they support girls from “Junior Cert to Job”.
Congratulations to Essie, Ia and Raluca! 👏🏼😊
To bring our first term back at school to a fitting close, we had our traditional Colour Day whereby students and staff donned, not just their fantastic fancy dress costumes, but also their favourite team’s colours for the day!
Spirits were lifted and rivalries were tested as our foyer was lit up by several popular and iconic sporting trophies which were truly sparkling including the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, World Cup and more.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful students for how they have approached a very different term back at school. They have always adhered to all health and safety advice and have successfully managed to maintain the most brilliant sense of optimism, positivity and hope throughout. We are very proud of you and hope you enjoy your well earned break and see you all again next week! Happy Halloween!