ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE REVS UP FOR FORMULA 1 CHALLENGE

first_imgSt Eunan’s College has signed up again with a 2014/2015 team, Fusion F1, which will participate in the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge, powered in Ireland by the Irish computer society.Members of the team are Evan Mc Croary, Dylan Mc Croary, Harry Murphy, Conor Dabell, Nathanial Giddy and Anthony Horgan.These students will be required to make an aerodynamic model F1 car which will be raced against other participating schools in the regional finals in March and national finals in April. This is the third year St. Eunan’s has entered this competition and has had great success in the past.The F1 in Schools Challange is an international competition which now attracts more than 90,000 students across the world in a frenzied dash to design, build and ultimately race model F1 cars powered by compressed air.Ayrton Kelly of Optimal F1 shares  the experience he had with the competition last year… He told Donegal Daily, “Formula One in Schools was one of the best experiences of my life.“I’ve learned more than I could ever learn from a textbook – from practical things like writing a press release or phone call etiquette to the development of my confidence and communication skills. “It strengthened my friendships with my team mates and made me respect those in the industry, particularly my namesake Ayrton Senna whom I didn’t fully appreciate until last year.“I think it’s fantastic that St Eunan’s has a really strong contender again this year and – on behalf of Optimal F1 – Good Luck! And I hope they can get as much out of F1 in Schools as I did.Once a school has qualified it will receive a kit containing all necessary materials such as balsa wood, of which the car will be constructed.The team will collaborate with the LYIT in Letterkenny to utilise the facilities, advanced technology and wide range of equipment that they have to offer.The members of the team already had the opportunity to experience first hand the capabilities of the machinery as they were  given a tour of the campus during a recent visit. Shaun McGinley, the supervising teacher, said F1 in Schools is a great competition for all students, saying, “It promotes a wide range of skills that allow students to be better equipped for every day life.Visit www.F1inSchools.ie for more information on the challenge.ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE REVS UP FOR FORMULA 1 CHALLENGE was last modified: December 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:F1FeaturesnewsSportSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

A REAL VISUAL FEAST FOR DONEGAL DESIGNERS!

first_imgA capacity crowd attended a major showcase of Donegal design and craft work over the weekend in Rathmullan House.Hosted by the Donegal Designer Makers the “Visual Feast” exhibition showcased the work of the county’s leading designers and artisan craft workers.The work of more than 15 artists, designers and craftspeople was on display and included works in ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, knitwear and furniture. The exhibition was sponsored by Donegal County Enterprise Board. During the 3 day exhibition visitors and shoppers were able to explore the walled garden and sample afternoon tea and canopés in front of a log fire in the sumptuous surroundings of Rathmullan House which is celebrating 50 years in business this year.On Saturday, in the Gallery Kitchen, there was a seasonal cookery demonstration at lunchtime with complimentary beer and wine tastings from Rick Le Vert, Kinnegar Brewery and Richard Finney, the Wine Buff, Letterkenny. “The ‘Visual Feast’ exhibition concludes a very successful year for the Donegal Designer Makers in the Year of Craft 2011” , says Hannah McGuinness, jewellery designer and Chairperson of the design network.“This exhibition together with our previous 6 week ‘Snapshots’ exhibition during the summer has generated excitement and awareness of the quality of design in the county. With more of our members participating in the National Crafts Fair and in exhibitions further afield we look forward to raising the profile of Donegal design even further in 2012”.For further information about the Donegal Designer Makers, please contactKaren O’Kane, Secretary on + 353(0)86 3191514 or visitwww.donegaldesignermakers.comA REAL VISUAL FEAST FOR DONEGAL DESIGNERS! was last modified: December 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal DesignersRathmullan HouseVisual Feastlast_img read more