Transition year students Chloe Barrett, Elaine Hayes and Sarah Louise Costello from Ursuline Thurles submitted their project entitled ‘Them Bones, Them Bones, Them Brittle Bones …Need Calcium’ to the BT Young Scientist awards this year concerning the effects of osteoporosis and calcium deficiency
Transition year students Chloe Barrett, Elaine Hayes and Sarah Louise Costello from Ursuline Thurles submitted their project entitled ‘Them Bones, Them Bones, Them Brittle Bones …Need Calcium’ to the BT Young Scientist awards this year concerning the effects of osteoporosis and calcium deficiency.
The three girls project proved a huge success in raising awareness in their school.
Surveys were conducted and interviews with Dr. Paul Ryan and famous dietician Paula Mee were carried out to gain information concerning the effects of osteoporosis on how it can be avoided and its lasting effects on a person. Surveys were conducted in local schools to see if teenagers have enough calcium in their diet. The students discovered that 73% of students in local schools did not reach the required daily intake of 1,300mg. With the help of avonmore milk and the dairy council the three girls were able to organise a day of awareness in their school providing milk and cheese in the school social area to students which was successful in raising issues on the importance of calcium.
A Transition year young Social Innovators group worked very hard last week to raise awareness about breast cancer among students and staff. See page 14 for full story.
Gael Linn debating
The team won their second debate last week and are now waiting for details of the next round. The team of Romy Ronan, Aoife Phelan and Siobhan Murchon worked very hard and performed very impressively on the evening.
The team will be debating this week against St Ann’s from Tipp town. The debate will take place on Wed, Jan 22 at 8 o’clock in Tipperary. The Ursuline time will oppose the motion that ‘Multinational corporations are cleaning up their act’.
First year teams were informed of the debate topic for the first round of the in-house competition last week: ‘Science is man’s greatest friend’.
The first round debated will start this week; good luck to all the First Year students participating. The Second Year debating competition is also starting with teams currently being organised.
Transition Year groups also began their First Aid Workshops this week, the workshops will run for a number of weeks and prove invaluable for students in everyday and future life.