East Glen­dalough School



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.


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.

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