The Certified Irish Angus Producer Group runs an annual competition for schools, where students do a project to raise awareness of the Angus beef brand. Michael O’Keeffe and Béibhinn Moynihan (Transition Year) have produced a three-minute video with information on Angus cattle, the sponsors (Kepak, ABP and Certified Irish Angus Producer Group) and how the brand can be promoted (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_JoiiNQPzM&t=9s). Michael and Béibhinn are now through to the semi-final where they will beinterviewed on theirwork and researchto date. Success here means they will receive fiveAngus calves to raise and finish.
Michael and Béibhinn both come from farms and study Agricultural Science in Millstreet Community School, and are developing their interest in the agricultural industry through this project
This exciting competition challenges students to rear five Angus calves over eighteen months while completing a research project. The initiative aims to promote the Certified Irish Angus brand while educating students about the care and attention required to produce quality beef for consumers.
Each group also benefits from the proceeds raised through the sale of the animals at the end of the competition. The overall winners also receive a bursary towards further education.
Let us introduce ourselves, our names are Molly Morley, Katie Morley and Amy Hickey and we are Transition Year students here in Millstreet Community School. As a part of our TY year, we got the opportunity to enter an Environmental Competition called Eco UNESCO and the title of our Project is “Did You Ever Think How Much a Thumbs Up Costs?”. When school closed in March, due to the global pandemic we were forced attend school virtually over zoom and emails and this got us thinking about the vast number of e-mails sent every day, which led us to explore if the online world is really free.
Ways to save our environment have been very topical recently and we are led to believe that using electric cars will reduce our carbon emissions dramatically. But, did you ever think that sending one less email could do the same thing? For most of us the answer is no because we never think of it unless it is money out of our pockets, we are led to believe that the digital world is free while in fact, it has an environmental cost. If sending an e-mail cost us physical money, then perhaps we would be a lot more conscious and conservative in what we send. For example, our age group could send at least a hundred snaps a day most consisting of either one word or an emoji. If we had to pay, say five cents for each one, we would be a lot more careful. From a survey we did 62% of people agreed or strongly agreed that the number of emails they send and receive has dramatically increased due to the global pandemic.
From background research we found The Guardian newspaper told us that in a study done last year, if every person in the UK sent one less email, it could cut the carbon output by more than 16,000 tonnes each year. This amount of carbon is equivalent to 80,000 people or 444 plane loads flying from London to Madrid. We also discovered that streaming Netflix for 30 minutes is the equivalent to driving half a mile in your car in terms of Co2 emissions. If we don’t reduce our online interactions, purely renewable energy isn’t enough to power these centres. If we each commit to making changes to our online habits like if we cut down on the amount of emojis we send, we are contributing to putting a stop to global warming by a split-second decision. We are the answer to this problem. We are the reason these centres are running and emitting carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.
We conclude that the digital world is a substantial contributor to our environmental problem having more carbon emissions than the aviation industry. However, we are completely responsible for them and even though we can’t see or smell these emissions like we might from a car – they are there! If we each reduced these unnecessary social interactions by even three a day, the amount of work to be done in processing and storing would be greatly reduced thus using less energy and saving the environment. So, the next time you plan on sending a smiley face or a thumbs up as a superfluous answer, ask yourself the question, do I need to!
This year’s Language and Culture Night will now take place in Millstreet Community School library/canteen on Thursday 23rd April beginning at 7pm. This important annual event will once again recognise and celebrate the different nationalities and cultures that are represented within our community. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is free. More details to follow.
A big thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising efforts of Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane (5th year students at Millstreet Community School) over the last three months. They will will travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers at Easter. The travel and accommodation cost for student helpers on the pilgrimage is €675/person. These costs have now been covered and an extra €1017.50 has been raised on top of this which go towards the fundraising efforts of Group 126, which is the Irish Pilgrimage Trust group the girls will be travelling with.
Please note: The table quiz will now take place in MILLSTREET GAA HALL
Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School. They will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2020 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.
The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs. A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.
A table quiz held in Millstreet GAA Hall on Friday 31st January – €40/table of four. Everyone is welcome to take part on what should be a very enjoyable evening.
Thank you to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place on Saturday 14th December after 6.30pm Mass (and Sunday 15th Dec. after 11.30am Mass) in Millstreet Parish Centre. The purpose of it was to help cover the travel and accommodation costs of Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley (5th year students at Millstreet Community School) who will be going to Lourdes at Easter 2020 as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. €969 was raised, which is an amazing total.
Two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School, Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley, will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2020. They are following in a long line of students who have done the same over recent years.
The cost for their week in Lourdes is €670/person. This covers flights and accommodation. As in previous years events will be held to help them cover this cost. The first event will be a bake sale which is to be held on Saturday 14th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after the 6.30pm Mass. Everyone is welcome to come along and support them in their efforts. Thank you
This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place in Millstreet Community School on Thursday 2nd May beginning at 7pm. Special guest will be Cork GAA legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.
The event will once again be an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many nationalities represented by members of our local community. The evening will include song, dance and a chance to learn a little about different cultures and traditions. Those attending will be able to taste food from a variety of countries. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Thanks to everyone who supported the fundraising efforts of 5th year students from Millstreet Community School – Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Michelle O’Riordan and Sarah Bourke. They will be travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers for a week-long pilgrimage during their Easter holidays. As a result of your support they have been able to cover the travel/accommodation costs for their trip (€670/person). Thank you!
Many thanks to everyone who supported the Table Quiz which took place in The Wallis Arms on Friday 1st February. A total of twenty-nine teams took place, which was fantastic. There was a wonderful array of raffle prizes, including those sent by Patrick O’Leary from Kentucky (USA).
A total of €1600 was raised. This money will go towards the travel and accommodation costs of four 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter. They are: Caoimhe O’Leary, Sarah Louise Bourke, Emma Brady and Michelle O’Riordan.
Thank you to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place tonight (Saturday 15th Dec) in Millstreet Parish Centre. It was part of the fundraising efforts of the four 5th year students (Caoimhe O’Leary, Sarah Bourke, Michelle O’Riordan and Emma Brady) from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers at Easter 2019.
A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 15th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass.
Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Michelle O’Riordan and Sarah Bourke are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School. They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2019. They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.
As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and accommodation costs for their week in Lourdes (€670/person). The Bake Sale is the first of these. Your support is appreciated.
What follows is an important message from one of the six groups of TY students from Millstreet Community School who have qualified for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which will be held in Dublin in January 2019. They are hoping that you will be able to assist them. Thank you, in advance…
Our project has been selected for the BT Young Scientist competition, The title of the project is ” The effects of psoriasis on adolescent mental health in 2018″ As a teenager with the condition, the topic is of personal interest to a group member and we believe that the stress it causes is overlooked in its treatment. We are interested in finding how other young people deal with the condition and would appreciate if you could complete the below survey. Thank you. Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Trad for Trócaire event that took place in Millstreet Community School on Friday 9th November. It was a great evening of traditional song and music performed by the students, from 1st year all the way up to Leaving Certs. Ms Janet Twomey (Trócaire, Cork) spoke about the type of projects that would benefit from money raised from the evening. The event raised a total of €410 for Trócaire’s work. Thank you for your generosity.
The students of Millstreet Community School are proud to be hosting a Trad for Trócaire event in the school library on Friday 9th November beginning at 7.30pm. It will be a celebration of traditional Irish song, dance, music and the spoken word. Students from all year groups will have the opportunity to participate and everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free although there will be a collection in aid of Trócaire’s work amongst some of the poorest communities in development countries. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday.
Those who attended the Language and Culture Night which was held in Millstreet Community School on 10th May will know that a journalist and cameraman working for TG4 were present. They interviewed Irish teacher Ms Majella Horgan and three TY students, Jennifer Kelly, Gemma O’Regan and Katie Healy earlier in the evening. An edited version of what they filmed will be shown on TG4 on Sunday 20th May between 7pm and 7.30pm as part of Nuacht. The clip may only be two minutes in duration but it is good that they were able to be present to document such a worthwhile and memorable event.
This a reminder at all parents/guardians of Millstreet Community School Transition Year students (2017/2018) that their Graduation will take place on Tuesday 15th May in the school library. Please note that the starting time is 7.30pm. Thank you
This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm. Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area. Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event. (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community)
Students preparing for the Language and Culture Night. left to right: Kasper Kaminski, Eimear Corcoran, Isabel Sibanda, Jordan Kiely, Emma Brady)
The annual Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May 2018 in Millstreet Community School beginning at 7pm. This will be a great celebration of the cultures and languages that are now part of Millstreet and the local area. Everyone is welcome to come along. Admission is free.
A big thank-you to everyone who supported the Wear Your Waste recycled fashion event that took place on Thursday 26th April 2018 in Millstreet Community School. It really was a very memorable event. The teachers in the local National Schools who encouraged their pupils to get involved should be commended on their efforts. The event proved to be a great opportunity to raise the issue of ethical and sustainable fashion, and to encourage us to ask big fashion brands, ‘Who made my clothes?’
The Millstreet Community School TY Development Education group would like to thank everyone who came along to the coffee morning on 9th March to mark International Women’s Day. It proved to be a great opportunity to chat over a cup of tea/coffee and buns baked by the students about what life was like for women in Ireland over the years up to the present day. All agreed that it would be great if this type of gathering happened more often. (photo – Helen Moore)
Thanks to everyone who supported the Table Quiz held in The Wallis Arms on Friday 23rd February. It was in aid of the four 5th year students who will be going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. It was a most enjoyable night.
Thanks to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place in Millstreet Parish Centre on 10th/11th February. It is much appreciated.
Denise Healy, Aoife O’Riordan, Grace O’Connor and Ciara Manning will be travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes at Easter. The cost of their travel and accommodation is €670/person and the hope is that they’ll be able to cover these costs through fundraising efforts.
The next fundraising event will be:
Table Quiz – Friday 23rd February 2018 in The Wallis Arms @8pm
€40/table of four. There will be a raffle on the night.
Congratulations to Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran from Millstreet Community School on winning a ‘highly recommended’ in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition held in Dublin recently. Eimear and Mark researched a project on improving the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools. There were 104 projects in the final in this category making Mark and Eimear’s achievement most impressive.
Also at the Exhibition, Brian O’ Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan presented their project on the effects of heavy school bags on pupils to Minister for Defence Paul Keogh and to Michael Healy-Rae TD.
Jordan Kiely, Abby Ring and Emma McSweeney conducted research on a health related issue: Are teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?
Emergency personnel listen carefully as Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy as they explain their project at the Exhibition, that was entitled Charcoal or Eye Liner Markers – Which is better to help the daily lives of firefighters?
All the students are to be commended for the way they spoke about their projects, not just to the Exhibition judges but also to those who simply stopped to enquiry about the research they had carried out. Thanks must also be extended to the teachers who have helped the students prepare for the Exhibition.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Bake Sale that was held on Saturday 16th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre. A total of €632 was raised. This money will go towards the travel and accommodation costs of two 5th year students at Millstreet Community School (Ciara Manning and Denise Healy) who will travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers for a week at Easter 2018.
Millstreet Community School senior soccer team bounced back from a heavy loss in their first group match in Castleisland to beat St. Fanahan’s, in Mitchelstown, 5-4 in the John Murphy Cup. The win means they progress to the knockout stages of the competition and now face another tough away assignment against Schull Community College.
Having taken a two goal lead courtesy of the brace from Lael Tambwe, St. Fanahan’s battled back to take a 4-2 lead. However, with ten minutes to go the Millstreet students began their remarkable fightback. The third goal was scored by captain Colm O’Leary. Then it was the turn of two of the substitutes to play their part. Daniel Dennehy and Mateusz Ozaist both found the net, the last goal coming with virtually the final kick of the game.
It was a really spirited team performance and all the panel should be proud of their efforts.