East Glendalough School
YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION
Written by Cian O’Reilly TY Stu
dent – I competed in the Regional Heats of the Rotary Young Chef Competition on Saturday, January 28. I had to cook a healthy three course meal for two people in under two hours costing less than €19. The competition was held in Douglas, Co. Cork and the standard was extremely high. The judges comments were very positive and I qualified for the national finals to be held in Sutton, Co. Dublin at the end of February.
Our first and second year boys basketball teams maintained their good starts to the season with wins against Clonkeen College.
The first year team, captained by Niki Moelders won 30: 19 with Niki scoring an impressive 11 points. Other scorers on the day were Harry Broxson (4), Donal O’Donoghue (6), Tri O’Gorman (3), Charlie Pearse (2) and David Lally (4). Other panel members who contributed to a fine win were Scott Johnson, Nathan O’Connor, Lucien Heather, Keelan Vickers, James Cardiff and Peter Schmidt.
Our second year boys’ team won 27: 22. This was a particularly pleasing result against good op- position and was due in no small part to the performance of team captain Ben Hudson, who scored an amazing 17 points of the team’s total. The other scores came from Philip Erasmus (6) and Adam Neil (4). Also contributing to a fine win in this game were Mark Sheane, Jack Jennings, Chris Mitchell, Nathan Hart, Adam Shepherd, Toby Stevens, Max Richards and Harry Jacobs.
Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed in the recent Inter-Schools Swimming Gala in Arklow. They all did a great job and had a bit of fun also. The school has one pool session per week on Tuesday mornings for 8 a.m. to 8.40 a.m. All EGS students are welcome to attend. Contact Hana Blake (club Captain) or Mr O’Connor for further information.
Students enjoyed a very informative talk from Conor Braswell, past pupil who is currently studying modelmaking at Dun Laoghaire Institute of art, Design and Technology.
On January 27 East Glendalough School competed in the ‘Team Maths’ quiz in Coláiste Bríde in Enniscorthy. This quiz is ran by the IMTA and aimed at higher level Leaving Certificate students. Adam Woods, Emma Binions, Ciara Hutchinson and Arthur Johnson placed fourth out of eighteen teams on the night tackling some very difficult problems. Well done to all.
TRANSITION YEAR NEWS
Another busy week for our TY’s has seen them working hard on their thesis projects under the supervision of their mentoring teachers. Cars have been sand blasted, computer code written and dresses sown. It really is marvellous to see so much variation and talent within the year. We also had the pleasure of Donal Courtney delivering his one man show, a mixture of comedy and drama with a very productive Q& A session afterwards. (this was particularly useful for our budding thespians in their run up to the play.)
The adventure sports group tried their hand at orienteering up at Avoca Manor. A great afternoon was had by all and new course records set.
As we near the half term break and the last few weeks of the current modules it is hard to believe we are nearly two thirds of the way through the year.