Students of Carrigaline Community School have had success in many national competitions and have also taken part in competitions at international level. Students are encouraged to enter competitions in various disciplines throughout the year.
In January 2012 Abdullah Mohammad, 5th Year, won the Marie Keating Foundation Special Award and achieved 3rd prize in the Technology Senior Individual section of the BT Young Scientist Awards with his project called ’Cancer Virotherapy Simulator’.
3 Transition Year students Cormac Hickey, Niamh O’Mullane and Eoin O’Connor also achieved a Highly Commended award for their project entitled ‘What puts the power in “power balance” wrist bands?’.
Doodle for Google
In 2012 2nd year student Caoimhe Coughlan qualified for the semi finals of the national Doodle for Googlenational design competition for her artistic interpretation of the theme “I wish…”. The aim was to redesign the internationally recognised Google website logo for one day.
National and International Olympiads in Informatics
In 2011 Abdullah Mohammed, 4th Year, won a gold medal in the Junior section of the Computer Programming Olympiad, part of the Irish Sciences Olympiad, held at Dublin City University. In 2012 Abdullah, now in 6th Year, won a silver medal in the senior competition and went on to represent Ireland at the International Olympiad in Informatics in Italy.
National Scratch Programming Competition
In May 2011 Abdullah Mohammad and Fiachra Hurley, 4th Year, won first prize at the Scratch Programming National Final in Dublin with their game “Mem your Mind”. Abdullah was also awarded 2nd prize in the Animation section of the competition for his animation ‘Shark and Dog’. Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. The final took place at the Institute of Technology, Tallaght where the students had to present their projects to 3 judges. The competition is sponsored by the Irish Computer Society. Abdullah returned to the competition in Dublin in 2012 to claim the senior games 1st Prize for the second year with his game “Armageddon 2012”. Other students at CCS have received certificates from the Irish Computer Society for entering the Scratch competition.