Ted Owens, CE Cork ETB, John Murphy, Principal Colàiste Treasa Kanturk, Joe Buckley, J. Buckley Construction Ltd., Ronan Clarke, MD Clarke & Company Engineers & Architects Nass and Veronica Walsh, Deputy Principal Colàiste Treasa Kanturk.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Building of new Extension begins.
After 12 months of planning the new extension in Coláiste Treasa began Last week. The new extension which consists of two new Science Rooms and and a new Home Economics room is due to be complete in September of 2017. Speaking last week Cork ETB Chief executive, Ted Owens said that CETB “were so thrilled to be able to help Coláiste Treasa with this endeavour and are very much looking forward to seeing this project come to fruition.”
The Extension has been designed by Clark & Co engineers and architects based in Nass and is being built by Mallow based Builder, Joe Buckley.
John Murphy, Principal Colàiste Treasa Kanturk and Ted Owens, CE Cork ETB with Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy, both 6th year students Colàiste Treasa Kanturk and 2015 Young Scientist of the Year winners.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Well done to Aisha McAuliffe & Mark Lynes on winning the RSA Leading Lights Award, they were presented with their award in Dublin on Wedneday last, Dec14th. they following is an article explaining their project.
Take Care! Be Internationally Road Aware.By Mark Lynes and Aisha McAuliffe
Work began on this project in September of 2015. After having a very poor experience while driving abroad with my Dad we came to the hypothesis, is this the same for tourists who rent a car while visiting Ireland? That’s where we started.
We devised a comprehensive questionnaire in relation to the information that tourists receive before taking to our roads.We sent this questionnaire to 18 car rental companies from the 4 main airports in Ireland (Cork, Shannon, Dublin, Knock) all of which replied. Only 4% of our questions were left unanswered and some of the results we got were quite astonishing. 85% of tourists who rent a car in Ireland do not receive information about the differences in our road signs in comparison to theirs, this would be especially dangerous in Gaeltacht areas where the signs are “as Gaeilge”.
We gathered an abundance of more information, facts and figures from other road-related case studies, the RSA website, County Councils, Fáilte Ireland etc. All of this came together in our report book which got us a Highly Commended Award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, an internship from Europcar, where we wrote a Blog, and an article in the Irish Examiner amongst other successes. Our project highlights the significant need to provide more information about driving in Ireland to tourists in an attempt to reduce confusion which has a knock on effect to reducing accidents.
Of course we had great help in the making of this project; our teacher, Mr. Derry O’ Donovan constantly supervised and critiqued our work and was always there to help us. Aisha’s family, especially her dad Ben who helped us with the writing of the report book, Mark’s family, especially his sister Amy who also helped with the writing of the report book and to all of the car rental companies who provided us with the backbone of information for our project.
We are delighted to be chosen as the winner in the Education-Secondary Category of the Leading Lights in Road Safety Award from the RSA in Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Well done to Peig O’ Connor, Coláiste Treasa,1st Girl, Cian Crowley Coláiste, Treasa 1st Boy, & Ned Blythe, Boherbue CS best fancy dress. Check out the photos in our gallery.
Congrats to Coláiste Treasa Mini Company “Picture That” on claiming 1st prize in the North Cork Enterprise Mini Company Competition in Mallow Today. Really impressive achievement for all involved. The product, which consisted of a framed tree that contains the names of family members proved very popular with the Judges.
Well done also to the “Sweeten up Santa ” company who also claimed first prize in the “best interview” category
Well done to former student Fiona Edwards Murphy on claiming her young entrepreneur award at the recent Cork county youth entrepreneurship awards in city hall. The following is an article that appeared in the West Cork Times.
Winners of ‘Best Young Entrepreneur’, Cork North and West Fiona Edwards Murphy of Apis Protect, Cork City Michael Sheehan Milis Bio & South Cork Vincent Forde Gasgon Medical at the Cork Local Awards Ceremony for the Local Enterprise Offices’ search for ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ in County Hall, Cork on Thursday, December 1st. For more see ibye.ie.
Picture: Emma Jervis Photography
Many thanks to the West Cork Times for permission to use this article.