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Written By: Marie Kiely Sep 16,2020 / Academic, General News / No Comments

Open Night 2020

Traditionally we hold our Open Night for prospective students on the last Thursday of September, every year.  Unfortunately, this year, due to public health advice, we will not be able to welcome our future students and their families in person.

We are going to go with the next best option – a virtual Open Night.  This will take place on Thursday 1st October at 7.30pm

We hope that this will give you a sense of who we are, what we have to offer and the facility we work in.

To view our virtual Open Night, please register through the form provided below.

On Thursday 1st October a link will be sent to all registered emails. 

We hope that you enjoy our virtual Open Night.


Kathleen Lowney


Written By: Marie Kiely May 10,2020 / Academic, General News / No Comments

All Ireland Linguistics Competition 2020

Earlier this year Eight Transition Year students took part in the preliminary round of the All Ireland Linguistics competition at the end of January.  A competition run jointly by DCU and Trinity College, the contest challenges secondary school students to solve complex puzzles in unfamiliar languages. It aims to inspire students to pursue careers combining computing, linguistics and languages.

This year our Transition Year student, Adam Healy, qualified for the All Ireland Linguistics final which was to be held in DCU on March 11th.  As a result of the Covid 19 restrictions, the final round had to take place online. In the Final, held on March 11th, Adam achieved Bronze standard which was an amazing achievement as there were mainly 5th and 6th Years taking part.

BCS has had a long association with this competition thanks to the ongoing commitment of Ms. Kelly. In the past two of our students, Cormac and Declan Manning represented Ireland in the International Linguistics Olympiads held in Stockholm and Pittsburgh. This year’s Olympiad was to be held in Latvia in July 2020 but unfortunately will not now be held.

Written By: Marie Kiely May 07,2020 / Academic, General News / No Comments

European Space Agency’s CanSat Competition Winners

On Saturday 7th of March, a team of three 5th year students won the Cork final of the European Space Agency’s CanSat competition!  Under the guidance of Ms. Duggan, these three students designed and built a satellite inside a Coca Cola can. They then launched it at CIT and collected data about the altitude, air temperature, air pressure, humidity and methane levels during the satellite’s flight. After the flight, they analysed the data and presented it to a panel of judges. It was a tough competition, but the team excelled at all stages. Their win means that they are now through to the National Finals, which were due to take place in Laois at the end of April.





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