1st years winners in Salters Chemistry Challenge in Trinity College Dublin.

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Congratulations to Dan Fingleton, Meg North, Chloe Angulu and Agatha Szulc who were joint winners with Maryfield in the Salters Chemistry Challenge on today in TCD. The competition took place on a sunny Saturday but that didn’t put them off. The Competition Organisers at TCD and representing Salters said never have winners scored such high marks. Out of a possible 125, the winning teams scored 121. Unfortunately I can’t take any credit as they came from Judy, Barry and a Heather R’s Science classes.
 

Phoenix Rising: 5th Year Play performances in Malta and Mount Temple Hall (March 2018).

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Two performances of the 5th year play ‘Phoenix Rising’ will take place in Mount Temple Hall on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st February. This play deals with the controversial issue of sexual assault and features flashing lights.
It premiered at the European Theatre Festival in Malta to great acclaim.
Doors open at 7.15 with show starting at 7.30. Tickets available in the Mall at break times or on the door.
The photos below show the cast and crew meeting with the Irish Ambassador to Malta in the Hilton Hotel in Valetta.

Dylan Wood from Ableton’s talk and demo to Music Technology class (Photos and Video).

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Ableton is a company which makes Push and Live, hardware and software for music production, creation and performance. Dylan Wood from the Berlin office of Ableton came to Mount Temple gave a talk and demonstration to Mr. Frew’s Music Technology class in the library on 9th March 2018. See photos and video below.

Mount Temple Pupils play on Direct Provision: performance in University College Galway.

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On the 18th of December, Mount Temple students were invited to put on their play ‘Eire: Land of 100,000 Welcomes’ in the O’Donoghue Theatre in Galway University. The students played to a full house made up of students, academics, people in direct provision and the public. There was a short question and answer session with the director, Laura Doak and the cast after the performance. In January, the cast were presented with a certificate from the university. 

There are photos in the Gallery section of website.

http://www.mounttemple.ie/gallery/nggallery/all/Eire,-Land-of-100,000-Welcomes-Performance-in-Galway-University-December-2017

There were two articles published about this Mount Temple play in the Irish Times:

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/it-s-no-longer-enough-to-shake-your-well-educated-heads-in-lazy-despair-1.3137921

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/direct-provision-is-hell-and-nobody-does-anything-about-it-1.3113652

Project Partnership: 5 euro tickets available for 4 new plays at Project Arts Centre.

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Check out these plays… if interested, €5 per play and your name to Ms Doak before her limited number of tickets are gone. 
If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You… Mon 22nd January at 7.30pm 
The Approach… Fri 2nd February at 7.15pm
Murder of Crows… Wed 7 February at 7.30pm
Scorch… Thurs 15th February at 7.30pm
If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You – Project Arts Centre
 
The Approach by Mark O’Rowe – Project Arts Centre
 
Murder of Crows – Project Arts Centre
 

6 Mount Temple Students meet President Higgins at Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony at Dublin Castle.

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The following students travelled to Dublin Castle with Ms. Purdy last week to volunteer at the Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony. They formed a guard of Honour for the President and he took time to meet and chat to every one of them.

Hannah McGinn Thuemmel
Alice Giles
Maeve Cullen 
Anna Wardell
Jack Staines
David Butterfield.
 

French Debating Team 2017: narrowly beaten in Alliance Francaise Debates Competition.

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Commiserations to our valiant and courageous debate team who were beaten by a whisker by King’s Hospital in the second round of this year’s Alliance Française debates. Perhaps aptly, we were arguing that ‘commercialisation has not destroyed sportsmanship’. Their teamwork and effort were examplary. Bravo. 
 
 
L-R Ms Bonfiglio, Aoibhe de Burca, Oscar Kilbride Condon, Ruby Porter, Fionn Munnelly, Ella McGill, Louis Bultler Lynch, Ms McHardy