Students Charlotte Carroll, Amy O’Donoghue amd Orla Lyons pictured recently at BT Young Scientist at RDS with Denis Naughten TD Roscommon. The students got special mention from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar who also attended.
Enrolment to 1st Year for September 2020 closes on Friday, 31st January 2020 at 1pm.
A wonderful time was had by all on Thursday last, 5th December, with local primary schools attending a matinee performance and a packed house for the evening performance. Featuring characters like Shrek and Donkey, Princess Fiona and the Ugly Sisters, the TY students did themselves and the school proud. Well done to all involved.
Our new Science wing will be the location for local primary students to present their Sci-fest projects on Wednesday 13th November. Continuing our tradition of high attainment in BT young scientist we look forward to meeting the Einsteins of the future!
Pupils from all local primary schools took part in a soccer blitz hosted by the students of Lanesboro Community College. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the new 3G Astro Pitch which has been developed in conjunction with Ballyboro football club. The partnership with Ballyboro is going from strength to strength with weekly training for boys and girls provided by FAI development officer Graham Kane and members of the club. Thanks Ballyboro!
The school open day for students starting in September 2020 will take place on Wednesday 20th November 2019. We look forward to welcoming students and their parents to the school. Students will spend time attending a variety of classes during the day. On the evening of Wednesday 20th November parents will have the opportunity to find out more detail about the school and visit the various classrooms.
This year was another very successful year for Lanesboro Community College with 4 projects on display in the RDS at the BT Young Scientist 2018. As expected the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience describing the atmosphere as electric. It was a wonderful opportunity for all involved to present their projects to the public and to the judges.
On project stood out for the judges with 5th year student Brian Lyons delighted to be highly commended by the judges for his project “The cure for poor health literacy: An investigation into the readability of public health resources”. This project investigated if the readability of public health information was acting as a barrier to people understanding their own health care.
Brian explains that his project tested several public health resources using 3 reading tests to assess how easy or difficult it was to read. He found that the majority of public health resources were not of the recommended reading level which meant they were potentially a barrier to those accessing health information. Brian was delighted with the experience where he got to meet ministers and the president and he was particularly elated to receive an award for his hard work.
The projects on display were:
Brian Lyons – The cure for poor health literacy? An investigation into the readability of public health resources.
Patrick Kenny, Oran Walton and PJ Connaughton – An investigation into the effect of illicit substance use on student attainment in the Junior Cert.
Orla Lyons – Every day counts: A statistical analysis of the impact of attendance on Junior Cert results.
Adam Kingi – Smartphones- Can They Affect the Neuroplasticity of Babies and Young Children?