There was great excitement in Maryfield on Friday 13th of February when Emer Lorenz of Fourth Year had a surprise visit from the manager of Bank of Ireland, Marino who came to present Emer, in the middle of musical rehearsals, with a Silver ticket – her entry into the Junk Kouture Leinster regional final!
Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students, challenging them to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin.
The dress which Emer made is made from dried teabags and a cardboard tea box and is accessorised with a hat made from doilies. Emer will need your votes on Facebook- we will be giving the link here shortly!
MATHletes Challenge is a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland, transforming how we learn and teach maths with Khan Academy.
The Irish Federation of University Women hosted a Public Speaking Competition for Girls under 15 years of age at U.C.D Belfield on Saturday 7th February at 1.00 p.m.
Representing Maryfield were two first years , Mairead Kelly McHugh (1L) Vilte Vilimaite (1L) and one third year Maria Lee (3S)
Our thoughts were with Abbey Byrne (1l) who had to forfeit her place on the team because of illness on the Friday. Her peer Vilte Vilimaite very kindly volunteered as substitute and saved the day.
Six schools took part. St Leo’s, Carlow, won the competition and afterwards their coaches said that they had thought Maryfield were going to win. The girls were delighted to hear they were thought of as high contenders .
Congratulations to all three girls for speaking out so passionately on aspects of their chosen topics. The following aspects the girls spoke on were :(1) The government should limit the amount of cars on the road, (2) Will parents EVER understand teenagers? (3) Teachers don’t understand their students.
Their flawless speech presentations were very impressive especially as they had to plan on the spot their aspects for a 2-3 minute speech.
All their lunch hour advance classroom preparation proved worthwhile. Past contenders who popped in at intervals to give encouraging tips were very much appreciated. Special thanks to Una Whelan, (6) Erin Leavey,(6) and Nadia Corigan(T/Y)
Maria Lee, Mairead Kelly McHugh, and Vilte Vilimaite proudly left U.C.D. each with their own certificate and knowing they had won the greatest prize of all CONFIDENCE.