Students bring Raphoe to a standstill for climate change

first_imgDeele College students brought the school to a halt on Friday afternoon to highlight the global inaction in relation to climate change around the world.The Raphoe school is one of several schools throughout the country who undertook this action to highlight the need for drastic changes to combat pollution and reduce our carbon footprint.The strikes were coordinated through two autonomous groups – FFF Ireland and School Strikes 4 Climate – as well as the Schools’ Climate Action Network (SCAN), a student-driven network of young people whose schools support their decision to strike. All of these events are coinciding with a global protest in 75 countries prompted by the school strike by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar supported the action last week in the Dáil and said he was “inspired” by the strikers.In a twist to the Raphoe school strike, Deele College combined the strike with their annual Seachtain na Gaelige school Ceili, which saw the would-be Ceili stars strutting their stuff while also striking for climate change.This was being organised by both the Irish and Geography departments. The students blocked the road and were supported by local commuters in their efforts to highlight the important issue of the environment and global warming. Shouting chants demanding Government action on climate change, the students made a real stand for the environment of the future.Deputy Principal, Mr Danny McFadden says that the idea of students striking for serious issues like global warming and climate change shows how engaged the students are with real life issues.“I would applaud the students on their stance and I think that if everyone, including those in power, took the same decisive action, we would be able to to rectify global issues much easier.“There was a great atmosphere in the school today with the Ceili to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge and the strike, which really added to the day. Our students took a stand against climate change and it really highlights the importance of the issue for all our school community.”Students bring Raphoe to a standstill for climate change was last modified: March 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Anthony Wayne members tour Sunshine facilities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On September 20th, several Anthony Wayne FFA members took a field trip to the Sunshine facilities in Maumee. To begin the field trip, the classes toured Sunshine’s barn and greenhouse, while learning about volunteer opportunities. After the tour, the classes split up and began different activities. The Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources II and Genetics classes worked with the residents of Sunshine to build their own hydroponics systems out of gallon jugs. They will be growing basil and lettuce in these systems. Madelynn Mangold said “My favorite part was helping the residents and seeing the smiles on their faces when they knew that they were going to be able to grow their own food by hydroponics”.  The Equine & Vet Science and Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources II students cleaned horse stalls in the barn. They also painted and washed ponies to help desensitize the animals so that they are safe for the Sunshine residents. After returning to Anthony Wayne, several students worked to take apart old pallets and cut wood for Sunshine residents to use to create pallet yard art. This new collaboration has been a great opportunity for FFA members to be involved in their community while learning more about Sunshine. Kayleigh Roberts disassembled pallets for Sunshine residents to create scarecrows and snowmen pallet art. Anthony Wayne FFA members (Left to right: Madelynn Mangold, Ava Siwa, Jensen Sharp, Carley Winslow, Luke Gunn, Aubrey Armstrong) along with two Sunshine residents built hydroponic systems together. Maggie Burkett, Miranda King, Megan Eisinger and Autumn Atamanick painted a pony to help remove the sunset for Sunshine residents. FFA members took a tour of the greenhouses and raised gardens at Sunshine.last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 1, 2012

first_imgNew Feature – Recently Viewed GeocachesYou’re back from a full day of heart-racing geocaching. It’s a blur of adventure, discovery and maybe a couple of bug bites. You sit down to log your geocaches and claim your well-deserved smileys. You know you looked at the geocaches before you left. But wait, which geocaches did you actually find?The answer to that question could just be a click away. Now you’re able to log into Geocaching.com and check out, “Recently Viewed Geocaches” on your profile page. The last 50 viewed geocaches are saved in your profile for 10 days.You can also find “Recently Viewed Geocaches” by selecting “Log a Cache” in the Play section of the top navigation. The new feature will save you time and may get you smileys faster, but it probably won’t save you any bug bites. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching on the Go – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterAugust 15, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Master the 5 Ways to “Log Your Visit”August 25, 2013In “Maker Madness”Love is in the air. And locked to a gate. — Love Lock Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY) — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 12, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Wawrinka ends wretched run with solid start at Queen’s

first_img\R London, Jun 18 (AFP) Stan Wawrinka kicked off his Wimbledon preparations with a 6-2, 6-3 win over British youngster Cameron Norrie in the Queen’s Club first round today. Wawrinka has struggled to return to peak form since suffering a left knee injury last yeat that required two operations and wiped out the second half of the Swiss star’s season. Still hampered by the problem this term, Wawrinka was sidelined again for three months in between a second round exit at the Australian Open and a first round loss in the French Open. The 33-year-old arrived in west London having lost six of his last seven ATP Tour matches and, given grass has never been Wawrinka’s favourite surface, he might have feared more misery at the pre-Wimbledon event. But the three-time Grand Slam champion had an obliging opponent in wild card entry Norrie. Wawrinka hardly had to break sweat to see off Norrie and next faces former Queen’s winner Sam Querrey of the United States, who beat British wild card and ATP Tour debutant Jay Clarke 6-3, 6-3. “Mentally it’s tough when you see how far you are and how long it will take. Still now, it’s not easy,” Wawrinka said of his injury woes. “It takes time to get where you want to be. I need to be really patient with myself, to accept less in a way, because, when you win Grand Slams, I always expect so much from myself.” In other first round action, top seed Marin Cilic made a flying start to his bid for another strong grass-court campaign with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco.advertisement Former US Open champion Cilic is bidding for a second Queen’s title and a fourth appearance in the final after losing last year’s title match against Feliciano Lopez. The world number six, who finished as Australian Open runner-up in January, was back on grass in London for the first time since his tearful injury-plagued Wimbledon final defeat against Roger Federer last year. Cilic made short work of Verdasco and his second round opponent is Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller, who beat rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (8/6). Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, the biggest names in the Queen’s draw, are both due in first round action tomorrow. Djokovic plays Australian qualifier John Millman and Murray will make his first appearance for 11 months after finally recovering from a hip injury that needed surgery in January. – ‘Awesome’ Murray – The former world number one faces a tricky opener against talented but temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios, who pushed Roger Federer to three sets before narrowly losing in the Stuttgart semi-finals at the weekend. Murray, a two-time Wimbledon winner, has admitted he doesn’t have great expectations at the start of his comeback after so long on the sidelines. Finally free of a nagging elbow injury, world number 21 Kyrgios has grander plans — starting with securing his first win over his good friend at the sixth attempt. “I feel good. My elbow is fine and I played three quality matches in Stuttgart. Pretty disappointed I didn’t win against Roger but it was a good match,” Kyrgios said. “I’m feeling confident. I’m excited (to play Murray), obviously one of my better mates on tour. “It’s just good to see him back ultimately. I think it’s been pretty shitty without him. “To see him healthy is the main thing. I think he’s awesome for the sport.” Kyrgios has a well-earned reputation as one of the tour’s more controversial figures after some petulant behaviour in the past. The 23-year-old remains combustible, but for now he insists he’s focused on ruining Murray’s return. “Early in my career probably didn’t play my best against Andy. I wasn’t as confident back then as I am now,” he said. “Hopefully I’ve still got more to show him. Maybe we’ll see tomorrow.” (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more