Gráinne Power and AnnMarie Connolly (TY Schuman) write:
Six students from Transition Year in Loreto reached the National finals
in the AIB Build a Bank Challenge. The team included Grainne Power, AnnMarie Connolly, Vanessa Dolan, Yvette Schutten, Aoife Quinn and Lucy Smith. The finals were held in the R.D.S today. The team left Loreto at 7:30 am and got to the RDS at 10:00am where we were treated to tea and scones. We then set up our displays and were interviewed by the judges. The team was relaxed and, given all our work and preparation, the interviews with the
judges went very well. The awards were given out during dinner (which
consisted of a lovely three course meal). We met the RTE presenter Aiden Power who then presented us with a certificate. Following the presentation of certificates, the individual team awards were nnounced. We received the ‘Best Newcomer of the Year’ award. Our prize included a 500 euro voucher for our school and an Apple iTouch for each team member. All in all it was a fantastic Day!
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